Sir Alastair Cook

Sir Alastair Cook, CBE (1984-) was born in Gloucestershire. He retired from Test cricket with England in 2018, with a brilliant¬† record behind him stretching from 2006. He captained England’s Test and One-Day International sides.

Among his record achievements are his 33 centuries and his 12,472 runs for England. These runs include an amazing 1,442 fours but, strangely, only 11 sixes. Alastair Cook played as an opening left-arm batsman. He also performed superbly in the slips.

He was awarded a CBE in 2016 for his services to sport and was knighted in 2019. He is now concentrating on playing for his County cricket team, Essex, and occasionally does some cricketing analysis for the media when he is not helping on his wife’s farm!

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