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England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

England lose 20 wickets in 96.1 overs

Jul 17, 2017: All the stats and landmarks from a memorable victory for South Africa in the second Test against England at Trent Bridge

Bharath Seervi

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Cook gets acquainted to life back in England's ranks

Jul 12, 2017: Alastair Cook insists he has no regrets after giving up the England captaincy, but admitted there were just a couple of poignant moments during the Lord's Test

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Moeen's match figures are England's best since Botham

Jul 9, 2017: Moeen completes a raft of records, and there's an unwelcome statistic for Alastair Cook, as England complete a record-breaking victory at Lord's

Bharath Seervi

Essex v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup semi-final, Chelmsford

One of the great games as Patel, Mullaney nail record chase

Jun 16, 2017: Essex were in the box seat after hundreds from Alastair Cook and Ryan ten Doeschate set Nottinghamshire 371 in the Royal London Cup semi-final, but hundreds in return from Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney won one of the great games with three balls left

David Hopps

England news

Cook's one-day form earns North-South spot

May 18, 2017: Alastair Cook's impressive form in the Royal London Cup has earned him an automatic spot in next year's North v South one-day series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kent v Essex, Royal London Cup, South Group, Canterbury

Essex top group to secure semi-final berth

May 17, 2017: Essex landed their seventh win in eight starts and marched through to the Royal London Cup semi-finals

ECB Reporters Network

Essex v Sussex, Royal London Cup, South Group, Chelmsford

Taylor hat-trick to no avail as Cook, ten Doeschate hit tons

May 10, 2017: Centuries by Alastair Cook and Ryan ten Doeschate saw off Sussex after a hat-trick by Jerome Taylor had ripped the heart out of their top order

ECB Reporters Network

Essex v Gloucestershire, Royal London Cup, South Group, Chelmsford

Cook ton sends Essex three from three

May 4, 2017: Alastair Cook served up his tenth career List A century to guide Essex to their third win in three Royal London Cup matches this season

ECB Reporters Network

Somerset v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 3rd day

Cook begins post-captaincy life with classy hundred

Apr 16, 2017: Those who harboured fears that Alastair Cook would descend into a sea of despond upon conceding the England Test captaincy can rest easy

David Hopps at Taunton

The annual overview of world cricket

Notes by the editor

Apr 6, 2017: The annual overview of world cricket by Lawrence Booth

Lawrence Booth

County news

Hip problem rules Cook out of Championship start

Apr 5, 2017: The much-anticipated early-season match-up between Alastair Cook and James Anderson has been scrubbed with Cook ruled out of Essex's opening Specsavers Championship match

ESPNcricinfo staff

Wisden 2017

Kohli named by Wisden as Leading Cricketer in the World

Apr 5, 2017: Virat Kohli, the India captain, has been honoured as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2017 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which is published this week

ESPNcricinfo staff

Alastair Cook passes 10,000 Test runs

Curiouser and curiouser

Apr 4, 2017: Andy Zaltzman defines Alastair Cook as being England's immovable island of certainty during years of cricketing flux.

Andy Zaltzman

England news

'Resigning was right decision but it doesn't make it any easier' - Cook

Apr 3, 2017: After two months away from the game, Alastair Cook is back in action with Essex and facing up to the post-captaincy chapter of his England career

George Dobell

County news

Cook, Anderson among England players released for county duty

Mar 24, 2017: The majority of England's centrally contracted players have been made available to play for their counties in the early rounds of the Specsavers County Championship

ESPNcricinfo staff

We'll remember Cook for his love of cricket

Feb 9, 2017: That, the mountains of runs he put up, his dignity under provocation, and his kindness and decency

Mark Nicholas

England news

'The support of the fans saved my job' - Cook

Feb 7, 2017: Alastair Cook has credited the backing he received from England supporters for persuading him not to quit as captain in 2014

George Dobell at Lord's

England news

'You can't do this job at 95%' - Alastair Cook

Feb 7, 2017: Alastair Cook has admitted that he had "been to the well" too many times to carry on as England captain, as he spelled out his reasons for stepping down after a record 59 Tests in charge Speaking at Lord's on the day it was confirmed that Cook, 32,

Andrew Miller

England news

'Cook knew it was time to step aside' - Strauss

Feb 6, 2017: Alastair Cook's decision to resign from the England captaincy stemmed from his reservations about "how much he had left in the tank", according to Andrew Strauss, England's director of cricket Speaking at Lord's on the day it was confirmed that Cook, 32,

Andrew Miller

England news

A reign worthy of respect and gratitude

Feb 6, 2017: Alastair Cook's time in charge of the England Test team featured several notable victories and some scarring defeats

George Dobell at Lord's
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