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Sir Alastair Cook: career in numbers

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sir Alastair Cook retired from Test cricket in style in 2018 with a century in his final England innings at The Oval against India.

Just months after walking away from the grind of international cricket, Alastair Cook's record breaking efforts in an England shirt have been recognised with a knighthood.

Cricket: Cook commits to Essex until 2021

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Alastair Cook has committed his future to the club and signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the defending county champions for the next three years.

The Essex opener, who progressed through the academy system at Highfield Road, was back in action for his club side on Saturday

Alastair Cook rediscovered the sort of imperious form that had eluded him this season, but fell four runs short of the 63rd first-class century of his career on the first day of Essex's day-night match with Somerset at Chelmsford.

The captain has missed the last two games through suspension while opener Browne hasn't played since the start of May against Yorkshire

Essex (206 & 88-4) trail Nottinghamshire (380 & 266) by 352 runs

A dominant performance with bat and ball over two days carried Nottinghamshire into a strong position to end a run of back-to-back Specsavers County Championship defeats and leapfrog opponents Essex in the table.

Essex turn their focus back on the red-ball game with back-to-back home matches in the Specsavers County Championship.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted his side 'didn't play well enough' following a 25-run defeat to Yorkshire in their Royal London One-Day Cup play-off at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

Gary Ballance set Yorkshire up for a Royal London Cup semi-final showdown against Hampshire on Monday courtesy of a match-winning innings that knocked the wind out of Essex's sails.

Varun Chopra, Essex's talismanic batsman of this season's Royal London Cup campaign, recognises the void left by the absence of captain Ryan ten Doeschate from today's quarter-final against Yorkshire at Chelmsford.

Essex Eagles head into Thursday's Royal London One-Day Cup play-off match against Yorkshire Vikings brimming with confidence after three consecutive wins in the competition.

Specsavers County Championship Division One: Lancashire 301 & 105 lost to Essex 302 & 108-5 by five wickets

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath was disappointed to see most of the final session of their second day against Lancashire fall victim to a heavy rain shower on Sunday.

Lancashire and Essex are locked in an intriguing and evenly poised Specsavers County Championship match after two days at Emirates Old Trafford.

It was honours even after an enthralling opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Lancashire and champions Essex at Emirates Old Trafford.

Having secured a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup by beating Kent Spitfires emphatically on Wednesday, Essex turn their attentions back to the red ball when they travel to Old Trafford to face Lancashire.

Essex and England cricket legend Graham Gooch will be signing copies of a brand new book, Essex County Cricket Club Memories, during Sunday's home One Day Cup match against Surrey at Chelmsford.

A brand new book 'Essex County Cricket Club Memories' has been released to bring back the greatest memories of the county side after they were crowned champions of the County Championship last season.

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