Graham Gooch's dark blue "melton" wool cap with England lions and crown crest embroidered to the front. Made by Michael of Chatham with G.A. Gooch handwritten to maker's label in crown. Signed by Graham Gooch to inside of crown. In fine condition.
Gooch played 118 Tests, scoring 8900 runs at an average in excess of 41. With an iron will and a fanatical fitness and work-ethic he played 1st Class cricket well into his 47th year. When he retired in the year 2000 he had made 21,087 runs in one-day cricket at first-class level and 44,841 other 1st Class runs, making him the most prolific run scorer in 1st Class cricket history, ahead even of the great Jack Hobbs.