Graham Gooch OBE

English Cricket Legend

Former England and Essex Cricket Captain, Graham Gooch OBE is one of the most successful English batsmen of all time, scoring 67,057 runs throughout his first-class and limited-overs games in his 27-year career. His exploits during his professional playing career have found him working for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as their full-time batting coach. When he isn’t busy coaching currently the best batsmen in the country, Gooch is a popular figure within the after-dinner speaker circuit, excelling as a cricket speaker.

One of only twenty-five players to have scored over 100 first-class centuries, Gooch retired aged 42 after completing 118 tests. Inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009, Gooch returned to his domestic side, Essex, to undertake a coaching role, before progressing onto the lead batsmen coach with the ECB. Making his first-class debut for Essex at 19 years old, Gooch represented Essex throughout his career.

Taking over 200 first-class wickets with his medium-paced bowling action, Gooch seems to be a cricketing jack of all trades. Holding the England captaincy from 1988 to 1993, Gooch was part of the infamous Rebel Tour of 1990, and despite being banned for three years, his stature as a leading batsman remains.

As a cricket speaker, Graham speaks of his times at an elite level of sport as well as key attributes to maintain performance and achieve goals, aspects relatable to both business and sporting environments. An accomplished cricketer handing down his knowledge and expertise to the next generation, Gooch is a popular after-dinner speaker and cricket speaker. Delivering informative talks which would suit any event, his status as a sports speaker and cricket speaker has increased dramatically over the last few years.

Since undertaking the batting coaching role at the ECB, being responsible for the batting responsibilities for the current crop of senior International batsmen, his profile has increased and proves testament to his accomplished talks as a cricket speaker.

To book Graham Gooch OBE as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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