Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 30 years 130 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 112 200 12 8691 294 46.22 18654 46.59 26 40 997 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 213 379 28 16538 294 47.11 32342 51.13 48 81 211 0
List A 150 148 10 5204 137 37.71 6591 78.95 9 31 63 0
Twenty20 31 29 2 884 100* 32.74 690 128.11 1 5 94 15 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 112 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 213 282 211 7 3/13 30.14 4.48 40.2 0 0 0
List A 150 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Bridgetown, May 1-3, 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 West Indies v England at Bridgetown, May 1-3, 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 Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
3, 5 M.C.C. v Yorkshire Abu Dhabi 22 Mar 2015 FC
32 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 16 Dec 2014 ODI # 3569
1 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 13 Dec 2014 ODI # 3567
20 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 10 Dec 2014 ODI # 3565
34 England v Sri Lanka Hambantota 3 Dec 2014 ODI # 3561
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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May 3, 2015

Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad, Ian Bell, James Anderson and Jonathan Trott at the presentations, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day, May 3, 2015

Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad, Ian Bell, James Anderson and Jonathan Trott at the presentations

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May 3, 2015

Alastair Cook and James Anderson struggle for answers, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day, May 3, 2015

Alastair Cook and James Anderson struggle for answers

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May 2, 2015

Alastair Cook took a low catch to dismiss Shai Hope, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 2nd day, May 2, 2015

Alastair Cook took a low catch to dismiss Shai Hope

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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
3rd Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown - May 1-3
West Indies won by 5 wickets
Middlesex v Durham at Lord's - May 2-5
Middlesex 463 Durham 157/4
Essex v Gloucs at Chelmsford - May 3-6
Essex 159 Gloucs 77/0
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - May 3-6
Derbyshire 47/2
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 3-6
Leics 300/5
Northants v Lancashire at Northampton - May 3-6
Northants 198/6
Worcs v Somerset at Worcester - May 3-6
Somerset 250 Worcs 35/2
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