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    Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 09:47

    The former England cricket captain Alastair Cook made a miserable total of just 9 runs (2 in the first innings and 7 in the second) as England are a whisker away from losing to Australia in the current Ashes Test match at Brisbane.


    He has now made a total of 11 638 Test runs for England.



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    Post  Dave on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 18:02

    In that Test match the England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson took two wickets in the Australia first innings and none in the second – not surprising as the hosts won the match by 10 wickets.

    He has now taken 508 Test wickets for England.
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    Post  George on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 08:24

    Cook now has 11 691 Test runs for England.



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    Post  Dave on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 08:30

    Anderson now has 514 Test wickets for England.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 10:18

    Cook now has 11 712 Test runs for England.



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    Post  Dave on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 09:18

    Anderson now has 518 Test wickets for England.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Wed 27 Dec 2017, 11:58

    Cook now has 32 Test centuries in his career!




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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Fri 29 Dec 2017, 15:00

    He carried bat with 244 not out as England made 491 all out at the MCG.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 11:19

    He now has 11 956 Test runs for England – and is the 6th-highest run scorer in Test matches, having just leapt above Brian Lara.



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    Post  Dave on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 11:22

    And Anderson now has 522 Test wickets for England.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 07:40

    Cook is the 6th batsman to reach twelve thousand Test runs. He now has precisely 12 005 of them for England.



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    Post  Dave on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 07:03

    And Anderson now has 523 Test Wickets for England.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 17:49

    On the first day of the current Test match between New Zealand and England at Auckland, after the hosts won the toss and elected to field, Cook was first to be dismissed, out for a miserable 5. At least it seemed miserable at the time of dismissal – it turned out to be the joint-third highest score of the innings as England were shot out for just 58 (27 for 9 at one stage).



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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 10:34

    The big news in the cricketing world at the moment is the ball-tampering incident in the Test match between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town – an incident so serious that even the Australian Prime Minister has had to speak out and condemn it.

    Anyway, Anderson took three wickets in New Zealand’s only innings in their innings & 49-run demolition of England to take his career Test haul to 526.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 10:38

    Cook, who may be facing imminent chop after making just seven runs in two innings, has plodded along to 12 012 Test runs.



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    Post  Dave on Tue 03 Apr 2018, 20:06

    Anderson has now taken 531 Test wickets for England.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Tue 03 Apr 2018, 20:15

    And Cook has inched his way up to 12 028 Test runs.



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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Sat 26 May 2018, 10:43

    Make that 12 099 Test runs.
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    Post  George on Sun 27 May 2018, 12:38

    And 535 Test wickets now for Anderson.



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    Post  Dave on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 16:07

    Make that 540 Test wickets.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 16:28

    And Cook now not only has 12 145 Test runs but also 154 consecutive Test appearances, beating Allan Border’s previous record of 153.



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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Sat 04 Aug 2018, 11:33

    England and India have just started playing a crazy hectic series of five Tests in six weeks. The first of these, at Edgbaston, has just been concluded with an exciting England win by 31 runs. Anderson took four wickets in the match (a couple in each innings) to up his Test tally to 544.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sat 04 Aug 2018, 11:47

    And Cook could only put on a miserable show with the bat, getting 13 & 0 off a combined total of 42 balls. If he continues to be this disappointing, the most unthinkable thing in cricket might well happen: he might be dropped for the next Test! That would put an end to his run of consecutive Test appearances, currently standing at 155. Worse: he might never be picked to play for England again! Then his 12 158 Test runs would be the final figure in his cricketing portfolio – and my heart (if not his) would be irreparably broken.



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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 18:19

    England have crushed India in the second Test at Lord’s by an innings and 159 runs. Anderson took five wickets in the India first innings and four in the second; he is now on 553 Test wickets.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 18:28

    Cook, who made 21 in the only innings of the match he needed to bat in, is now on 12 179 Test runs.



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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Mon 20 Aug 2018, 16:51

    England have been set an unlikely 521 to win in two days and a bit in the third Test at Trent Bridge. Anderson has now taken 557 Test wickets.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Tue 21 Aug 2018, 16:04

    Cook has now scored 12 225 Test runs.



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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 16:56

    England have beaten India by 60 runs in the fourth Test at the Rose Bowl and clinched the Test series with one match to play. Anderson’s tally of Test wickets is now 559.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 17:09

    Sadly the Test career of out-of-form Alastair Cook may be over. With that the outcome of the final Test of the series immaterial to England, he may be dropped to make way for some budding youngster. His record 158 consecutive Test appearances may have to freeze there, along with his haul of 12 254 Test runs.



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    Post  Dave on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 20:11

    Monday 3 September 2018
    Alastair Cook: England great to retire from international cricket after fifth Test

    England’s highest Test run-scorer Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after this week’s final Test against India.


    “There is nothing left in the tank,” said Cook, who captained his country in a record 59 Tests.

    Cook is sixth on the all-time list of Test run-scorers and has made a record 11 627 runs as an opener.

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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sun 09 Sep 2018, 18:46

    I got a ticket for today’s play at The Oval! India had four wickets standing at stumps yesterday; it took England until an hour after lunch to polish off the India tail – and then there was a huge cheer from the crowd as the one man they all came to see stepped out to the crease. He took 13 balls to get off the mark, with a four through square leg, but hit only two more boundaries as he ground (and survived) his way to 46 not out at stumps on the third day. It has been a day to remember for me, witnessing with my own eyes the moment Cook come out to bat for the last time for England – definitely next week’s wages well spent. Hopefully the man of the moment will go on to make a big score tomorrow. I will have to work tomorrow so, sadly, I will not be able to be there to join in the other fans in giving the big hero his final send-off.


    On the day Cook announced his retirement from Test cricket, he was praised and described in the news as a “hero” by Graham Gooch – himself an England hero, and formerly of Essex. To be sure, England have been blessed with quite a number of heroes in recent decades: Alastair Cook of Essex, Graham Gooch of Essex, Nasser Hussain of Essex, ...



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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Tue 11 Sep 2018, 17:12

    England have beaten India by 118 runs to seal the series 4–1. Anderson took five wickets in the match to up his Test tally to 564 and become the most prolific fast-bowling Test-wicket taker of all time.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Tue 11 Sep 2018, 18:11

    And Cook finishes his Test career with the following records:


    • 12 472 Test runs (5th in the list of top Test run scorers of all time),
    • 33 Test centuries – including the one in his last innings, 147 off 286 balls with 14 fours (of which I saw 46 off 125 with 3 fours with my own eyes),
    • 159 consecutive Test appearances (out of 161 in total), and
    • 175 catches in the field.


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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  Dave on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 15:11

    James Anderson has now taken 565 Test wickets. He took only one Sri Lanka wicket in the entire Test match at Galle, which England won by 211 runs.
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    Re: Alastair Cook

    Post  George on Sun 18 Nov 2018, 19:15

    Anderson did not take a single wicket in the second Test at Kandy, which England have won by 57 runs – he only bowled 19 of the 177 overs in total in the two Sri Lanka innings. He remains on 565 Test wickets.



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