Thursday, July 23, 2020

On this day

In 1921, Edward Gourdin of US set long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"

In 1922, 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium

In 1933, 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France

In 1949, Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days took place

Graham Gooch – England Cricketer
Graham Gooch is the most prolific run scorer of all time. With a total of 67,057 runs in first class and List A cricket put together. He is England's leading run scorer, in Tests with 8900 runs from 118 games, and has scored more than a 100 first class centuries. In short, Gooch was a batsman like no other, especially in the domestic circuit. He was also a useful medium pacer, and had more than 200 first class wickets.

Career Statistics
Competition             Test ODI         FC          LA
Matches                     118 125         581     614
Runs scored             8,900 4,290 44,846  22,211
Batting average     42.58 36.98 49.01  40.16

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