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Gooch to deliver Excellence in Sport public lecture

Graham Gooch, pictured when he received an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University
Graham Gooch, pictured when he received an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University
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Former England captain Graham Gooch will deliver the third Excellence in Sport public lecture at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on 12th April.

Anglia Ruskin's Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences and Active Anglia have organised the free event, which will also include a Q & A session and gets underway at 5.45 PM.

Gooch was, until Alastair Cook overtook him, England's leading run-scorer in Test cricket and made his debut in 1975, going on to hit 8,900 runs including a score of 333 against India at Lord's in 1990.

In all first-class cricket, he scored 44,846 runs and represented England in three World Cup finals, in 1979, 1987 and 1992.

He was a stalwart of Essex, playing for them between 1973 and 1997, moving into commentary and coaching after his retirement, which included a spell as England batting coach.

He received an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin in 2006 and was inducted into the ICC's Hall of Fame in 2009.

Dr James Johnstone, Acting Head of the Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin, is looking forward to Gooch providing some interesting insights from his time in the game.

"Graham will provide an incredible insight into the process of achieving excellence and performing at the highest level," he said.

"Thanks to his career as a player, captain, coach and selector at the highest level, few can match Graham’s experience. 

"His views on the current cricket scene, and elite-level sport in general, should be of interest to all sports fans."

If you want to attend the free event, find out more information and register by clicking here.

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