Batsman awarded by Cricket Writers' Club August 18, 2005

Alastair Cook voted Young Cricketer of the Year

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Alastair Cook, the left-handed opener from Essex, has been voted Young Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers' Club. Cook, 20, has had an excellent season for Essex so far, scoring 1216 at an average of of 55.27, including four hundreds and five fifties.

Ian Bell and James Anderson have received the award in previous years, which members of the Cricket Writers' Club have voted for every year since 1950.