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england’s new errors

Alastair Cook did a slow depressing jog from the ground. His team had taken the final Sri Lanka wicket of the series. England were scattered across the ground in various positions. All looking exhausted and frustrated. They slowly left the ground to a small applause. An automatic applause, like saying sorry to someone who has […]

Plunkett: not the orgasm Cook thought he was getting

Alastair Cook spent most of the time in the second Ashes watching Michael Clarke’s never ending orgasm of delight. And at the end, as you might do in a rom-com set in Katz’s Deli, he asked for what Clarke was having. He wanted a Mitchell Johnson. Sport teams have quite a clear history in being […]

Alastair Cook's Safety Blanket

England's Test captain must think fondly of India's Test team. He made a debut Test hundred against India on a featherbed in Nagpur. Five years later, he made his highest Test score against India at Edgbaston. He has toured India thrice...Show More Summary

England foiled by Sri Lanka as thrilling Test rivals World Cup

Credits: IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Alastair Cook, England's Captain, reacts to the match draw against Sri Lanka Last Sri Lankan batsman survives final five balls of the match to secure a draw at Lord's One-Minute Read Tuesday,...Show More Summary

The Tabletop Cricket Approach to Field Settings

3 weeks agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Was this brilliance or madness? As the first Test against Sri Lanka meandered to a draw, England needed wickets. So, Alastair Cook took a leaf from the old tabletop cricket game, and set a ring of fielders in front of the batsman. The...Show More Summary

On cargo cult management

Alastair Cook and those calling for Ed Miliband to be bold and transformational have something in common. Both are practicing what I've called cargo cult management. What I mean by this is a focus upon ritualistic aspects of "leadership" whilst...

Should David Warner Have Been Recalled?

England's captain Alastair Cook said that the decision to recall David Warner was wrong. The event in question occurred during the Australian run chase in the first ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 12, 2014. The fourth ball of the fourteenth over was bowled by Ben Stokes. Show More Summary

Alternate Ashes timeline

In another timeline, Alastair Cook just pushed a single to get Jonathan Trott on strike. Then Trott tickled a leg-side ball from Jon Holland around the corner, taking another one, as England won the series 3-1. Michael Clarke looks lost. Shane Watson is not there. On this timeline, Watson burped a ball to deep square […]

Will Cook Catch Tendulkar?

The 3rd Ashes Test was the 100th Test Match for the rival captain - Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke. Their records are remarkably similar. Clarke has 26 Test hundreds to Cook's 25. After 179 innings, Cook stands 45 runs short of 8000 Test runs. Show More Summary

England lose the Ashes: how it all went wrong – in pictures

LAST UPDATED AT 10:45 ON Tue 17 Dec 2013 Sport England Australia cricket. Mitchell Johnson Michael Clarke Steve Smith Brad Haddin Alastair Cook

Clarke and Cook: Glamorous white stallions and dour sheep

Alastair Cook tweeting about his surprise wedding and putting up a picture of him leading his new bride on a white stallion would seem odd. As would a picture of Michael Clarke dressed in military fatigues or with a dead deer at his feet. Cook isn’t about to make much of his body a canvas […]

Day 4 at Adelaide: Polite Enquiries and Match Report

George does the umpire coat stands thing. I talked about lizards and Alastair Cook, again. I paused so you could celebrate England making 200.

England vs Australia: Young Players Who Will Shine in Natwest Series Clash

With the Ashes urn safely in Alastair Cook’s back pocket, attention now is on the shorter format of the game with the second one-day international between England and Australia at Old Trafford. It represents a big chance for some of the young pretenders from the England and Australia ranks to make an impression ahead of [...]

Alastair Cook credits Australia for making a bold declaration – Cricket News Update

10 months agoSports / Cricket : Bettor Cricket

The last day of the fifth and final Ashes test at the Oval was turned into a thriller after Michael Clarke’s bold move to declare, setting England 227 to win off 44 overs. England gunned for the win from the word go and were on the cusp...Show More Summary

England Captain Alastair Cooks defends on-field umpires – Ashes News

10 months agoSports / Cricket : Bettor Cricket

Aleem Dar and Kumar Dharmasena, the two on field umpires who called it a day with England needing just 21 in the last 4 overs, on the last day of the fifth and final Ashes test on Sunday, have been under fire for their decision. According...Show More Summary

England vs Australia – Day 3 of final Test sees England crawl to 247/4 – Cricket News Update

11 months agoSports / Cricket : Bettor Cricket

England vs Australia – Day 3 of final Test sees England crawl to 247/4 – Cricket News Update The English started Day 3 picking up from 32/0 with skipper Alastair Cook and Joe Root on the crease and appeared to have decided in favor of safe cricket. Show More Summary

The Biggest Cock In London

Katharina Fritsch's big blue "Hahn/Cock" in Trafalgar Square is rather impressive. #tw http://t.co/YMGS5pNnGW— Wayne Ford (@wayneford) July 26, 2013 Alastair Cooke sizes up Fritsch’s Hahn/Cock: The colour of the rooster, reminiscentShow More Summary

Hiding from KP

Right arm around the wicket. A little rough. A dry pitch. And three deliveries. That was all it took for Nathan Lyon to look more dangerous than Ashton Agar. It also resulted in Alastair Cook being very nearly taken at slip. And most importantly of all, it showed that Lyon could effortlessly move Sky’s rev […]

Alastair Cook not ready to underestimate any of his bowlers – Cricket news

12 months agoSports / Cricket : Bettor Cricket

Alastair Cook not ready to underestimate any of his bowlers – Cricket news Alastair Cook, the England captain, understands that James Anderson is the leader of the English bowling attack but the left-handed opener does not want to take...Show More Summary

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