Cheese, Wine, Alastair - Things that get better with age
Sir Alastair Cook registers another Hundred in County Cricket
Sir Alastair Cook has shown his insatiable appetite remains by scoring yet another first class century for Essex on the opening day of the new country championship season in England and Wales. Cook shared a 220 run opening stand with fellow opener and centurion Nick Browne to put the hosts in the driver's seat against a hapless Kent side in Chelmsford on Thursday. The southpaw retired from Test cricket in 2018 but still to this day continues to pile agony on the opposition bowlers. His unquenchable quest for runs shows why he was, is and will be levels above the rest in the league. After being honoured with the title of the best red ball side in county cricket in three of the last five years, Essex made their intentions clear right from the onset with Browne first getting to the three figures before he was dismissed for 107 to become one of the two scalps for Aussie quick Jackson Bird. Cook kicked off his new two year deal with defending Division 2 champions in some style. The 37 year old looked certain and untroubled during his 266 ball knock. He seems in great nick and could thus fit in perfectly in the England Test setup if he decides to come out of retirement. The current English test squad is in shambles with players lacking the tenacity and temprament to compete. Someone like Cook can bring life to the crumbling English squad and add help them regain the legacy.
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