Seervi Stat Centre: Some of Graham Gooch's records
Graham Gooch, celebrating his 60th Birthday on 23rd July 2013, is one of the finest batsman England ever produced. He made his Test debut in 1975 went on to become a legend in all formats of the game. He played international cricket till age of 41
Some Records of Graham Gooch
Test & First Class Records
# Gooch is the leading run getter for England in Tests with 8900 runs. (He was dismissed for a pair on test debut). He overcame David Gower’s 8231.
# Other than Gooch no batsman has managed even 6000 Test Runs after being dismissed for a Pair on Test Debut. Marvan Atapattu scored 5502 and Saeed Anwar scored 4052 after getting a pair on test debut.
# Gooch was the only player to score a Triple Century in Tests at Lord’s. He scored 333 vs India in 1990.
# Gooch was the first player to score a Triple Century in Tests against India.
# Gooch holds the record for most runs in a Test Match. He scored 456 runs (333 & 123) vs India at Lord’s in 1990. He overcame Greg Chappell’s 380 (247* & 133) vs NZ at Wellington in 1974.
# Gooch is the only England player to aggregate over 2000 runs on a single ground. He scored 2015 runs at Lord’s.
# Gooch along with Michael Vaughan are the only England players to score 6 Test 100s on any single ground. Both did it at Lord’s.
# Gooch was the second captain after Bob Simpson to score a triple century in Tests. At present 5 more players have did it after Gooch.
# Gooch’s 11 Test 100s as captain for England are a record. He overcame Peter May’s 10 100s to achieve the feat.
# Gooch’s batting average of 58.72 as England’s Test Captain is bettered only by Alastair Cook for a minimum qualification of 10 matches as captain.
# No player scored more than 94 First Class centuries for Essex by Gooch. Second on the list is Jack O’Connor with 71 100s.
# Gooch is also the leading scorer of 50+ scores for Essex in First Class matches. He scored 237 50+ scores for Essex in FC.
# Gooch’s 21 50+ scores in FC in 1984 are a record for Essex.
# Gooch is the only player to score over 30000 First Class Runs for Essex.
# Gooch is the leading run getter in an season for Essex. He scored 2559 runs in 1984.
ODIs & List A Records
# Gooch’s 8 ODI 100s are the 3rd most ODI 100s for England behind Trescothick’s 12 and Pietersen’s 9.
# Gooch was the first player to captain England in 50 ODIs.
# Gooch’s tally of 22211 List A runs is the most by any batsman. Only 2 other batsmen have managed 20000+ List A runs – Greame Hick (22059) and Sachin Tendulkar (21999).
# Gooch’s 44 List A 100s are bettered only by Sachin Tendulkar who has 60 List A centuries.
# Gooch has 44 100s and 139 50s in List A career. His 183 50+ scores are a record in List A. Followed by Hick’s 179 and Tendulkar’s 174.
# Gooch (613) along with Hick (651) are the only players to have played over 600 List A matches. Gooch played 456 List A matches for Essex – A record.
# Gooch was the first player to be stranded in 190s in a List A match. He scored unbeaten 198 for Essex vs Sussex at Hove on 25 May 1982.
# Gooch is the only player to score 10000+ runs and score 15+ centuries in List A for Essex. He scored 16536 runs and 34 100s.
# Gooch’s aggregate of 67057 runs in First Class and List A combined are the most by any batsman in Cricket History.