Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook to be knighted in the new year honours
Alastair Cook scored 147 runs in his final Test innings for England
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Alastair Cook to be knighted in the new year honours

Former England captain will be rewarded for his contribution to cricket
18 Dec 2018
England cricket: Anderson breaks record and Cook retires
England cricket James Anderson Alastair Cook India
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England cricket: Anderson breaks record and Cook retires

Joe Root is now looking ahead to the tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies
12 Sep 2018
Cricket world praises Alastair Cook after farewell Test ton
Alastair Cook century England vs. India The Oval 5th Test
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Cricket world praises Alastair Cook after farewell Test ton

Former England skipper makes history and hits 147 at The Oval
11 Sep 2018
England vs. India: Cook nears half-century in his final Test
Alastair Cook England vs. India 5th Test The Oval
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England vs. India: Cook nears half-century in his final Test

Opener hits unbeaten 46 and fans at The Oval will be willing him to score a ton
10 Sep 2018
England: Alastair Cook to retire after India Test series
Alastair Cook
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England: Alastair Cook to retire after India Test series

The former captain is described as ‘one of England’s greatest ever cricketers’
3 Sep 2018
Cook and Root prosper under lights in first day-night Test
Joe Root
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Cook and Root prosper under lights in first day-night Test

England stalwarts put on 248 for the third wicket at Edgbaston as West Indies toil
18 Aug 2017
Joe Root takes over as England Test cricket captain
Joe Root
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Joe Root takes over as England Test cricket captain

Yorkshire batsman replaces Alastair Cook, with all-rounder Ben Stokes appointed vice-captain
13 Feb 2017

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Joe Root poised to replace Alastair Cook as England captain
Joe Root
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Joe Root poised to replace Alastair Cook as England captain

Yorkshire batsman became a father at the weekend but could soon take on more responsibilities
10 Jan 2017
The end for Alastair Cook as England collapse against India
Alastair Cook
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The end for Alastair Cook as England collapse against India

Captain expected to stand down after humiliating defeat in Chennai leaves team broken and exhausted
20 Dec 2016
Questions over captain Cook as England lose fourth Test
Alastair Cook
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Questions over captain Cook as England lose fourth Test

Ragged England bowled out for just 195 as India win by an innings and 36 runs
12 Dec 2016
Haseeb Hameed impresses Boycott with best debut for years
Haseeb Hameed
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Haseeb Hameed impresses Boycott with best debut for years

Teenager falls short of a century but wins over observers as England almost pull off a shock win in the first Test against India
14 Nov 2016
Haseeb Hameed handed England debut amid Cook retirement talk
Haseeb Hameed
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Haseeb Hameed handed England debut amid Cook retirement talk

Teenager becomes captain's tenth opening partner since retirement of Andrew Strauss
8 Nov 2016
England thrash Pakistan, but is Joe Root carrying the team?
Joe Root
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England thrash Pakistan, but is Joe Root carrying the team?

Victory by 330 runs is fifth largest ever, but Ben Stokes is injured and there are problems elsewhere in team
26 Jul 2016
Alastair Cook joins the 10,000 club: Can he catch Tendulkar?
Alastair Cook
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Alastair Cook joins the 10,000 club: Can he catch Tendulkar?

England captain becomes the youngster player to reach the landmark as his side cruise to victory over Sri Lanka
31 May 2016
Alastair Cook 'cannot see the ball' in new cricket helmet
Alistair Cook
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Alastair Cook 'cannot see the ball' in new cricket helmet

England captain struggling with new safety regulations as he bears down on 10,000 run milestone
6 May 2016
SPOTY: Murray and Ennis-Hill favourites – but no cricketers
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SPOTY: Murray and Ennis-Hill favourites – but no cricketers

Extended shortlist announced after a weekend of drama, but where are the Ashes-winning cricketers or disabled athletes?
1 Dec 2015
England drop Ian Bell to bring curtain down on 2005 Ashes
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England drop Ian Bell to bring curtain down on 2005 Ashes

Batsman, who was last remaining member of the 2005 team, had not scored a century in 24 innings
19 Nov 2015
Alastair Cook: records tumble as England captain scores 263
Alastair Cook
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Alastair Cook: records tumble as England captain scores 263

The England skipper's marathon innings against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi was the third longest in Test match history
16 Oct 2015
The Ashes 2015: BT Sport wins TV rights as England celebrate
Ashes 2015
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The Ashes 2015: BT Sport wins TV rights as England celebrate

England are crushed at The Oval but still celebrate Ashes series triumph as another Test fails to go the distance
24 Aug 2015
Ashes 2015: how England can beat Australia this summer
England captain Alastair Cook
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Ashes 2015: how England can beat Australia this summer

It's a tall order and England will need to improve their batting, bowling and fielding to win
7 Jul 2015
English cricket rises from the Ashes – thanks to New Zealand
Brendon McCullum and Jos Buttler
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English cricket rises from the Ashes – thanks to New Zealand

If England beat Australia this summer they will have the Kiwis to thank for inspiring a new attitude on and off the field
10 Jun 2015
CRICKET: a new dawn for English cricket
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CRICKET: a new dawn for English cricket

Swashbuckling cricket played in front of genuine fans sets the tone for England's summer
26 May 2015
West Indies v England: Alistair Cook saved by Bell
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West Indies v England: Alistair Cook saved by Bell

England closed day one of the first Test in Antigua on 341-5 thanks to 'magnificent' Ian Bell
14 Apr 2015
UK: Pieterson takes on Prior
 Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior celebrating winning a match in 2010
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UK: Pieterson takes on Prior

Batsman accuses team-mates of bullying in 'biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne'
7 Oct 2014
Pietersen autobiography is sweetly timed: who will suffer?
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Pietersen autobiography is sweetly timed: who will suffer?

Controversial batsman is now beyond the reach of the ECB as he prepares to publish memoir
2 Oct 2014
How England's Ashes-winning cricket team imploded
James Anderson and Liam Plunkett
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How England's Ashes-winning cricket team imploded

Defeat in the second Test against India leaves England winless in ten matches – what's happened?
22 Jul 2014
Pietersen England axe: even Cook wanted batsman out
Kevin Peitersen
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Pietersen England axe: even Cook wanted batsman out

'Unanimous' decision to sack KP designed to restore England team ethic, but fans are furious
5 Feb 2014
Ashes whitewash: a serving of humble pie for English pundits
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Ashes whitewash: a serving of humble pie for English pundits

Then and now: how former England players have changed their tune after Australia mauling
6 Jan 2014
Ashes: England blow it again as debutants take a hammering
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Ashes: England blow it again as debutants take a hammering

England let the Aussies off the hook at Sydney as Carberry ends the day with a duck
3 Jan 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 18 Jul 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 18 Jul 2013

18 Jul 2013
CRICKET: End of the honeymoon for Captain Calamity
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CRICKET: End of the honeymoon for Captain Calamity

England on brink of series defeat to New Zealand - but at least we're not as bad as the Aussies
25 Mar 2013
CRICKET: Sloppy England bowled out in NZ
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 07: Nick Compton of England is bowled by Tim Southee of New Zealand during day two of the First Test match between New Zealand and England at University Oval on M
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CRICKET: Sloppy England bowled out in NZ

England played with the 'brains of a chocolate mouse' says Geoff Boycott at end of humiliating day of cricket
7 Mar 2013
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