Saturday, 8 January 2011

Alastair Cook, a credit to his country and his county

Alastair Cook, the England and Essex cricketer, has played so well above expectations in the Ashes series in Australia. He was deservedly named as Man of the Series after scoring 766 runs with an average of 127.66. (Only Wally Hammond scored more for England, when he scored 905 runs in 1928/9 series.) AC made 235 not out in the Test Match at Brisbane, the highest individual score on the ground beating Bradman's 226 in the 1930s. AC batted for 10 and a half hours to achieve this record total. He spent more time at the crease (2,171 minutes) than any other player in a 5 match test series, beating the record previously held by Chanderpaul.

Alastair Cook is a fine role model and has been used as a fashion model by the outfitters Austin Reed.
There is no doubt that he will be winning honours and earning a good deal more from advertising/sponsorship as his success continues.

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