Cook pens new Essex deal

July 20, 2011

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Alastair Cook has signed a new two year contract with his home county Essex.

Although Essex are unlikely to see much of Cook who’s new contract runs until the end of 2013, it will still be a boost for the club from the South-East.

Cook made his county debut in 2003 after impressing in the second eleven. He was awarded his county cap two years later. After further success he was then recognised by England, where he made his Test debut in 2006 against India.

Since then Cook has never looked back as he has amassed 5520 Test match runs, at an average of 49.28, in his 68 Test matches.

After being left out of England’s ODI world cup squad this winter, England then appointed Cook as the new ODI captain at the start of this summer.

Cook will be hoping his current good form continues, as England take on India in the first of a four match Test series, which starts at Lords tomorrow.

Chris Murtagh 20/07/11

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