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Alastair Cook retires

'A great person as well as a great cricketer' - Graham Gooch pays tribute to Alastair Cook

Sep 3, 2018: Former coach and mentor pays tribute to fellow England legend as he prepares to play his last Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

Alastair Cook is 'flat-lining' says concerned Graham Gooch

Aug 31, 2018: The man Cook overtook to become England's leading run-scorer keeps seeing him make the same mistakes

ESPNcricinfo staff

England's 1000th Test

Excellent at Edgbaston, dreadful in Dhaka

Jul 31, 2018: Leading up to England's 1000th Test, we look at their high and low points against each of their nine opponents in the format

Andrew Miller

The Ashes 2017-18

Ranking England's Australian nightmares

Jan 10, 2018: In eight completed Ashes tours since 1986-87, England have won one series and lost seven by thumping margins. But which have had saving graces, and which have been unmitigated shockers?

Andrew Miller

The Ashes 2017-18

From Bruce Reid to Mitchell Johnson: Five memorable Ashes collapses

Dec 15, 2017: ESPNcricinfo recalls five occasions in which England's batting malfunctioned after a seemingly serene start to an Ashes innings.

Andrew Miller

The hills are alive with the sound of county cricket

Apr 20, 2017: April is here: time for cricket to signal a season of renewal amid the sunshine and the smell of fresh-mown grass

Mark Nicholas

County news

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

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
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