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Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 30 years 193 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 114 204 12 9000 294 46.87 19393 46.40 27 42 1033 10 112 0
ODIs 92 92 4 3204 137 36.40 4154 77.13 5 19 363 10 36 0
T20Is 4 4 0 61 26 15.25 54 112.96 0 0 10 0 1 0
First-class 217 386 28 16975 294 47.41 33317 50.94 49 84 214 0
List A 150 148 10 5204 137 37.71 6591 78.95 9 31 63 0
Twenty20 32 30 2 892 100* 31.85 699 127.61 1 5 95 15 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 114 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 217 282 211 7 3/13 30.14 4.48 40.2 0 0 0
List A 150 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 32 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 29-Jun 2, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jun 28, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 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 Gloucestershire v Essex at Bristol, Jun 21-23, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Essex Cricket Board v Essex at Chelmsford, May 7, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Southgate, Jul 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
48, 0 Essex v Gloucs Bristol 21 Jun 2015 FC
80 Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 14 Jun 2015 FC
8 Essex v Surrey The Oval 5 Jun 2015 T20
75, 56 England v New Zealand Leeds 29 May 2015 Test # 2163
16, 162 England v New Zealand Lord's 21 May 2015 Test # 2162
105, 4 England v West Indies Bridgetown 1 May 2015 Test # 2160
76, 59* England v West Indies St George's 21 Apr 2015 Test # 2158
11, 13 England v West Indies North Sound 13 Apr 2015 Test # 2157
22 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 8 Apr 2015 Other
101 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 6 Apr 2015 Other
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 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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Jun 26, 2015

Alastair Cook will want to be holding the Ashes urn again after the fifth Test, Lord's, June 26, 2015

Alastair Cook will want to be holding the Ashes urn again after the fifth Test

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Jun 26, 2015

Nice to meet you, Trevor: Alastair Cook greeted Trevor Bayliss face-to-face, Lord's, June 26, 2015

Nice to meet you, Trevor: Alastair Cook greeted Trevor Bayliss face-to-face

© PA Photos

Jun 2, 2015

There were contrasting emotions for the two teams, England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, June 2, 2015

There were contrasting emotions for the two teams

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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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Leics v Kent at Leicester - Jul 5-8
Leics 159 Kent 44/2 (14 ov)
Notts v Middlesex at Nottingham - Jul 5-8
Middlesex 312/7 (94 ov)
Somerset v Sussex at Taunton - Jul 5-8
Sussex 145/6 (56 ov)
Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham - Jul 5-8
Yorkshire 213 Warwickshire 11/2 (5 ov)
Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Chesterfield
Jul 6-9, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Essex at Manchester
Jul 6-9, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Hampshire at Worcester
Jul 6-9, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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