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Essex draw with Yorkshire as Sir Alastair Cook scores century in both innings

Alastair Cook scored a century in both innings for the first time as Essex and Yorkshire fought out a sluggish County Championship draw.England’s leading Test run-scorer achieved another milestone moment in his illustrious career with an unbeaten 102 in the dying embers of the Chelmsford stalemate.Any outside prospect of a positive result evaporated on the final morning as Yorkshire – needing to build quickly on their overnight advantage of 22 – lost their last five wickets for 39 and were dismissed for 465.That left Cook, who had scored 107 first time around, and opening partner Nick Browne under little pressure and...
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Alastair Cook scores 71st first-class century as Ben Stokes makes Durham return

Sir Alastair Cook made his 71st first-class century for Essex against Yorkshire on a day when new England captain Ben Stokes was in the Durham line-up at Worcestershire.Cook occupied the crease doggedly for his 107 from 268 balls, his third-wicket partnership of 174 with fellow left-hander Paul Walter guiding Essex to 234 for three in their LV= Insurance County Championship Division One clash at Chelmsford.Another of Cook’s captaincy successors, Joe Root, featured for the first time since resigning the England role.Root was deployed as one of seven bowlers as Yorkshire toiled to build on early successes that had left Essex...
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County Championship: Alastair Cook century for Essex keeps Joe Root in the field

LV= County Championship Division One, Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford (day one) Sir Alastair Cook batted for most of the day as he ground out a tenacious century to provide Essex with a strong platform in their County Championship match against Yorkshire. The former England captain occupied the crease doggedly for...
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On this day in 2011: Sir Alastair Cook named England ODI captain

Sir Alastair Cook was named as England’s new one-day international captain on this day in 2011, with Stuart Broad taking charge of the Twenty20 side.Cook replaced Andrew Strauss, who retired from one-day cricket, while Broad took over from Paul Collingwood.Essex opener Cook had been England’s standout batter during their Ashes success over the winter.However, he had not been included in the subsequent one-day series against Australia or the 2011 World Cup, where England suffered a 10-wicket defeat to hosts Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, which proved Strauss’ last stand.Cook, who later also succeeded Strauss as Test captain, helped guide England...
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County Championship: Alastair Cook century enables strong Essex start

Cook shared an opening stand of 220 with fellow centurion Nick Browne to help the hosts get off to a canter against Kent in Chelmsford. After being crowned the best red-ball team in the country in three of the last five years, Essex signalled their intentions on day one with Browne the first to bring up three figures, before he was out for 107 to become one of two scalps for Jackson Bird.
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Sir Alastair Cook hits century as Essex make strong start to new season

Sir Alastair Cook showed his unquenchable thirst for runs remains after he scored a hundred for Essex on the opening day of the new LV= Insurance County Championship season.Cook shared an opening stand of 220 with fellow centurion Nick Browne to help the hosts get off to a canter against Kent in Chelmsford.After being crowned the best red-ball team in the country in three of the last five years, Essex signalled their intentions on day one with Browne the first to bring up three figures before he was out for 107 to become one of two scalps for Jackson Bird.𝗢𝘂𝗿...
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Hobart capitulation ‘has to be England’s rock bottom’, claims Sir Alastair Cook

Sir Alastair Cook believes England hit “rock bottom” as another batting collapse from Joe Root’s side handed Australia a comprehensive 4-0 Ashes series win.Abject England lost 10 wickets for 56 runs in 22.5 overs after openers Rory Burns and Zak Crawley had reached 68 without loss in reply to Australia’s second innings total of 155.England had required 271 for victory to finish the series on a high note, but once Burns was the first to go in the 17th over, his team-mates followed him at regular intervals.Former England captain Cook said: “OK, you competed in this game with the ball,...
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