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Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 29 years 117 days

Major teams England, Bedfordshire, England Lions, England Under-19s, Essex, Marylebone Cricket Club

Nickname Cooky, Chef

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Bedford School

Alastair Nathan Cook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 102 183 10 8047 294 46.51 17124 46.99 25 35 923 10 96 0
ODIs 77 77 3 2825 137 38.17 3595 78.58 5 18 325 9 28 0
T20Is 4 4 0 61 26 15.25 54 112.96 0 0 10 0 1 0
First-class 200 357 26 15716 294 47.48 30517 51.49 46 76 190 0
List A 133 131 9 4700 137 38.52 5921 79.37 9 28 53 0
Twenty20 30 28 2 862 100* 33.15 669 128.84 1 5 92 15 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 102 1 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 77 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 200 270 205 6 3/13 34.16 4.55 45.0 0 0 0
List A 133 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jun 28, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 28, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v England at Centurion, Nov 15, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Essex v Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford, Sep 3-5, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Derbyshire at Chelmsford, Apr 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Essex Cricket Board v Essex at Chelmsford, May 7, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Southgate, Jul 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Somerset v Essex at Taunton, Jul 24, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
35, 181 Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 13 Apr 2014 FC
39, 60 Essex v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 7 Apr 2014 FC
39 England v Australia Adelaide 26 Jan 2014 ODI # 3463
44 England v Australia Perth 24 Jan 2014 ODI # 3461
35 England v Australia Sydney 19 Jan 2014 ODI # 3457
22 England v Australia Brisbane 17 Jan 2014 ODI # 3455
1 England XI v PM's XI Canberra 14 Jan 2014 Other OD
4 England v Australia Melbourne 12 Jan 2014 ODI # 3454
7, 7 England v Australia Sydney 3 Jan 2014 Test # 2113
27, 51 England v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2013 Test # 2110
Profile

Those in the know were saying that the tall, dark and handsome Alastair Cook was destined for great things very early on, and on the Ashes tour of 2010-11, he came good on a host of promises, scoring an incredible 766 runs in seven innings to anchor England's first series win in Australia for 24 years. In so doing, he went past 5,000 Test runs, having turned 26 on Christmas Day - the second youngest batsman to reach the landmark after Sachin Tendulkar. Two years later and further records had been broken as he became England's leading Test century-maker - hitting No. 23 against India in Kolkata, his third in three matches - and became the youngest player to pass 7000 runs.

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Timeline
    • September 3, 2003
      Golden boy makes his debut
      • Having made his Essex Second XI debut at 16 and scored plenty of runs in schools cricket for Bedford, Alastair Cook makes his first-class debut aged 18 against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford. The boy wonder duly registered his maiden fifty in the second innings, unbeaten at the top of the order with 69.
    • May 19, 2004
      The first of many
      • Having scored a number of fifties without getting to a hundred after seven first-class games, Cook records his first century in a run-glut against Leicestershire at Chelmsford.
    • February to March 2005
      Into the A-Team
      • After his first full season of senior cricket, Cook was selected for England A's tour to UAE and Sri Lanka captained by Ian Bell.
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Apr 19, 2014

Peter Moores, Paul Downton and Alastair Cook at the unveiling of England's new coach, Lord's, April 19, 2014

Peter Moores, Paul Downton and Alastair Cook at the unveiling of England's new coach

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Apr 14, 2014

Alastair Cook made a century as Essex responded well, Essex v Derbyshire, County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day, April 14, 2014

Alastair Cook made a century as Essex responded well

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Apr 2, 2014

Alastair Cook with his Essex team-mates, Chelmsford, April 1, 2014

Alastair Cook with his Essex team-mates

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Young Cricketer of the Year 2005

Awarded the MBE in June 2011

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2011

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2012

County Results
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Sep 24-27, 2013
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 24-27, 2013
Kent won by 2 wickets
Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Sussex v Durham at Hove - Sep 24-27, 2013
Sussex won by 6 wickets
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