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Gooch funds gambling awareness education for all counties

Mar 22, 2017: Former England captain Graham Gooch has committed £50,000 to funding PCA-run courses for all 18 English counties on gambling awareness education

George Dobell

English cricket

Hussain, Gooch and other post-captaincy case studies

Feb 8, 2017: A closer look at the fates of Alastair Cook's predecessors who played on after stepping down

Andrew Miller

Essex's ebullient '80s

Dec 23, 2016: From loveable pushovers to strutting county titans, Essex's self-made story through the '80s chimed perfectly with the times

Phil Walker

The academy of cricket

Jul 2, 2016: Essex county have produced several England captains and batting giants, but they don't have silverware of their own to brag about and they'd like to change that

Phil Walker

'I wasn't fast-fast, but I could be slippery'

Feb 25, 2016: Former England bowler Neil Foster looks back on his Test career, selection in the '80s, and playing with Gooch

Interview by Scott Oliver

When Gooch tamed Pakistan

Nov 7, 2015: The England batsman's 142 in Karachi in 1987 was a lesson in mastering spin in the subcontinent

Rob Johnston

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Cook does it his way to reach iconic landmark

May 30, 2015: It can be hard to remember individual strokes from Alastair Cook, but the accumulative effect over the years has been a reassuring presence at the top of England's order and there is still much more to come

George Dobell at Headingley

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Cook hails hero Gooch as prepares to break record

May 28, 2015: England turned to Mark Ramprakash after the Ashes whitewash but Alastair Cook kept his long-term mentor Graham Gooch close. Now surpassing Gooch would be the perfect way, individually, to prepare to win back those Ashes

David Hopps

Gooch, with a side of chips

Feb 7, 2015: The most English of English batsmen turned an eight-year-old into a lifelong fan of the game

Daniel Brigham


Gower savours life in the last chance saloon

Jul 12, 2014: David Gower was on the verge of being dropped for good at The Oval in 1990 before he scored a charismatic 157 against India

Martin Williamson

England news

Gooch cut from England batting coach role

May 1, 2014: Graham Gooch has been removed as England batting coach, the ECB announced on Thursday morning

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

Batsmen have to accept sledging - Gooch

Dec 2, 2013: Graham Gooch was up indecently early as usual. Once the media had been despatched, he had a chat planned with two England batsmen. It was just routine, he insisted, but he did not hide the fact that the art of dealing with a sledging fast bowler, banging

David Hopps

Australia A v England XI, Tour match, Hobart

Gooch prefers his beef wellington

Nov 8, 2013: Graham Gooch has been variously described over the years as a fitness freak and a bit of a trencherman, so he was well qualified to provide an official response to all the delighted gossip over their leaked Ashes cookbook

David Hopps

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

Faulkner criticises England tactics

Aug 24, 2013: James Faulkner was unimpressed by England's defensive approach and suggested the Oval crowd should have got a refund after a slow third day

Brydon Coverdale at The Oval

'I don't coach batting, I coach run-making'

Aug 13, 2013: Graham Gooch on batting, Boycott, Barrington, "daddy-hundreds", and mentoring the current crop of record-breakers

Interview by Jo Harman

The Investec Ashes 2013

T20 'chipping away' at Test skills - Gooch

Jul 22, 2013: Graham Gooch has spelled out something that no one at Cricket Australia is prepared to publicly say - Twenty20 is "chipping away" at the skills required of Test batsmen

Daniel Brettig

Essex v England, LV= Challenge Match, Chelmsford, 1st day

Gooch refuses to excuse poor batting

Jun 30, 2013: Graham Gooch, the England batting coach, made no excuses for an underwhelming performance by England's top-order in the Ashes warm-up match against Essex at Chelmsford

George Dobell in Chelmsford

England in India 2012-13

Gooch predicts Cook's best still to come

Dec 10, 2012: As far as Graham Gooch is concerned, the best of Alastair Cook is yet to come

George Dobell

England in India 2012

Confident England want series win - Gooch

Dec 9, 2012: Graham Gooch has hailed England's back-to-back Test wins in India as a "monumental achievement"

George Dobell in Kolkata

India v England, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 4th day

Cook plotting his path to greatness

Nov 18, 2012: The efforts of the England captain, with perhaps his finest innings, alongside Matt Prior may not save the opening Test but they will give the team belief for the rest of the series

George Dobell in Ahmedabad
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