Graham Alan Gooch OBE DL (born 23 July 1953) is a former cricketer who captained Essex and England. He was one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation, and through a career spanning from 1973 until 2000, he became the most prolific run scorer of all time, with 67,057 runs across first-class and limited-overs games. He is the leading Test run scorer for England, and is one of only twenty-five players to have scored over 100 first-class centuries. He has the most runs in a career in List A cricket which totals 22211 runs. In 2009 he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He is currently the batting coach for the England cricket team, a role he has performed since November 2009.