Graham Gooch OBE


Cricketing legend, Graham Gooch OBE is best known for his international performance as a talented batsman. Over the course of his two-decade long career, he made a name for himself as a first-class cricketer and well-respected captain. As a sports speaker, Graham is available to discuss his first-hand experience of cricket, or provide a recognisable figure as an event host. Whilst covering such topics as leadership and teamwork, Graham is quoted as being positive, friendly and a hit with audiences of all ages. Receiving an award for bravery or fundraising is memorable enough, but when Graham is the one handing out the award it makes for an experience to never forget.

Most notably throughout his career, Graham was cited as being one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation. With over 67,057 runs, between 1973 and 2000, he quickly positioned himself as a fiercely determined player. The English batsman boasts nearly 500 caps, a bowling average of 46.25 and an impressive batting average of 49.01. If his statistics aren’t enough, there is no denying Graham’s ability after be became one of only twenty-five players to have scored over 100 first-class centuries.

One of Graham’s first taste of cricket was in 1973, when he started playing first-class cricket. Competing until 1997, he earned a reputation for his unique stance and formidable running style. As a testament to his early success, Graham was awarded an honorary award from the University of East London, in 2011. Due to this experience, he has developed countless strategies for handling pressure that are beneficial to audiences of all professions. Graham can also explore the methods behind maximising success, inspired by his highly prolific career.

After retiring from competitive playing, Graham then moved to coaching. Upon taking the role of head coach for Essex County Cricket Club in 2001, he excelled in the position until 2005. Despite this, he is still the squad’s specialist batting coach. When reflecting upon this period, Graham stated; “you spend your career trying to do your bit for England and when you’re asked to help again the call of your country is special”.

To book Graham Gooch OBE as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Graham is known to cover the following topics:

  • Cricket Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success
  • Leadership
  • Motivational & Inspirational
  • Achieving Goals

Get a taste for what Graham is like at corporate events, by watching the video below:

See what people had to say about Graham, when he appeared at their corporate events, below:

“Graham Gooch was excellent. Incredibly friendly and open from when he arrived until the moment he left, he gave time generously to speak to pretty much everyone!” – Craig, Neston Cricket Club

“Graham was excellent. He spoke very well – he was amusing, told some decent cricket stories and spoke for a good length of time. I haven’t had any negative feedback. All of it has been positive.” – George, York Senior District Cricket League

“We were lucky enough to enjoy a great dinner at the Winchester House Club in November 2017 where Graham Gooch was the guest of honour. Throughout Graham was extremely personable, spending time with guests both pre and post-dinner. He spoke fantastically well in his after-dinner speech, very humorous and the feedback from the 100 strong audiences was that it was one of the best. I thank him for his time and for being such a superb guest on the night.” – Paul , Winchester House Cricket Club

“Just a note to say what a GREAT job “Goochy” did for us at our latest Annual Gig last Friday (26th)! Whether the interest he showed in our Club, his good company for the several he met casually and those he spent quality time with on top table or his superb speech to the 211 guys present, Graham certainly delivered on the night! Well pleased!” – Simon

“The feedback is unanimous that he was exceptionally good. The comments I received from several is that they how good he was! Could you please thank Graham as I know it was a bit of a trek for him, but people were very pleased to meet and hear from him.” – David, Cleethorpes CC

The guests loved the speakers and the amount of time they were willing to spend with them. Graham took it upon himself to go and ‘surprise’ people in the England dressing room.” – Melanie, Oliver Myles