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Cook resolved after captaincy doubts

Alastair Cook has revealed that he had considered whether to give up the captaincy after the Ashes but said England's victory at Trent Bridge, which saw them regain the urn, helped make up his mind to continue

How England Smashed my Ashes Prediction for Six

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

A few weeks ago I predicted a comfortable Australia victory in the 2015 Ashes. Most of the cricketing world, including England Captain Alastair Cook didn't think that his inexperienced side could beat mighty Australia. How have England...Show More Summary

Farbrace echoes defence of Moores

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Paul Farbrace, England's assistant coach, has followed Alastair Cook in praising Peter Moores for laying the groundwork for the team's recent success

Essex face Cook dilemma for Blast tie

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Essex have the chance to pick Alastair Cook for their Blast quarter-final tie against Birmingham as England's coach Trevor Bayliss has released players for the knockout stage

Westley guards Essex faint promotion hopes

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Tom Westley can claim to have played a modest supporting role in England's Ashes success by scoring a century against the tourists - a fact which did not escape his county team-mate Alastair Cook. An Essex promotion is a tougher ask

The redemption song of the Cookroach

3 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook's second Ashes win as England captain will taste much the sweeter. This one represents redemption

'Something I didn't think was quite possible' - Cook

3 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Shortly after Michael Clarke had fought back tears on confirming his retirement, Alastair Cook let his emotions through as he tried to soak in his achievement of becoming just the third England captain to win two Ashes series on home soil

Cook backing for 'unrecognisable' Bairstow

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook has described Jonny Bairstow's batting as having "improved unrecognisably" from his last experience of international cricket

Cook admits concern over top-order failings

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook admitted that the habitual failure of England's top order had become an "area of concern" following their humiliating 405-run defeat in the second Test

Australia set England 509 for victory

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Michael Clarke's pre-lunch declaration set England 509 for victory, although runs aside, Alastair Cook and his men would be thrilled if they could bat five sessions and salvage a draw

Bayliss praise for 'fantastic' captain Cook

2 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Trevor Bayliss, the new England coach, has hailed Alastair Cook's captaincy in the first Test of the Investec Ashes series as "fantastic"

Absorbed lessons to look to future - Cook

2 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook praised his team's attacking mindset after England wrapped up a comprehensive 169-run victory in the first Investec Test at Cardiff

English cricket captain takes 91-mph ball to the groin and his teammates think it’s funny

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The captain of England’s cricket team was put in an uncomfortable position on Thursday when a groin injury forced him to temporarily exit a test match against Australia during The Ashes series in Cardiff, Wales. Alastair Cook took a 91-mph ball to the groin after it smacked off the edge of opponent Steve Smith’s bat and […]

History repeats itself as Westley makes Australians toil

2 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

A decade after a young Alastair Cook smote the Australians to all parts of Chelmsford, another youthful Essex opener in Tom Westley did much the same

Cook aims for 'remarkable' Ashes glory

2 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook has suggested that winning the Investec Ashes this summer would rate as "the biggest achievement" of his career

Westley steers Essex home after Klinger ton

2 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook suffered the indignity of a first ball duck as Essex completed a five-wicket win over Gloucestershire inside three days at Bristol.

Ten Doeschate rebuilds Essex after Cook 48

2 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook fell two short of a half-century as Essex were bowled out for 319 by Gloucestershire on the opening day at Bristol.

Cook provides a topping to a cheesecake day

2 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Like countless summer blockbusters, Chelmsford did not quite meet expectations, but there Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara provided some good moments along the way as Essex's batting finally stirred

Cook steady after Porter gives Essex control

3 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Alastair Cook marked his first Championship appearance of the season with an unbeaten half-century as Essex took command against Derbyshire at Chelmsford.

Cricket Show S6 Episode 22: The Secret Coach

3 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Sam Lavery, Mark Garaway and David Hinchliffe discuss Gary Palmer's coaching of Alastair Cook and what it means for the ECB coaching system. Does having a "secret" coach really add up to a failure of the system? Plus, the team talk about...Show More Summary

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