One of the most successful batsman of his era, he became the most prolific run scorer of all time with 67,057 and played for Essex from 1973 to 1997.
He made his Test debut for England in 1975 at age 21.
He set a record for most runs scored in a single Test with 456 against India at Lords 1990.
He married Brenda Gooch in 1976.
He and Alec Stewart are two of the only Englishman to win one hundred or more Test caps.