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Old 9th July 2007, 00:58   #1
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The Original Alastair Cook Thread

As both Jimmy A and Bambi have their own threads (gosh, even Michael Yardy has one!)...thought it was about time that Cooky joined in the fun.

Anyway, I somehow managed to stumble across this site (turn the volume down a bit, he speaks quite loud!)... lots of videos and a diary up there too. It's worth it if you want to have a bit of laugh at his first victim; poor Matty Prior...
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Old 9th July 2007, 01:37   #2
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Great stuff. He is my favourite batsman. I read he used to room with Prior on the A tour.
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Old 9th July 2007, 01:42   #3
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Great stuff. He is my favourite batsman. I read he used to room with Prior on the A tour.
Yup, he's written that in one of the diary entries! You could probably tell that I've analysed it as much as one of the chemical compounds we cook up during labs...Obsessed? Nooo!
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Old 9th July 2007, 03:47   #4
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I think that Cook is the cutest pom. There's my trivial post of the day.
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Old 9th July 2007, 07:12   #5
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Just had a quick look and it looks quite interesting. I do like Ali Cook and really wanted him to do well in the ODIs but obviously it wasn't to be. Interested to know that he went and played golf with Jimmy, Colly and Liam. Good to know who are mates with the captain! Glad to see he has a sensible taste in cars if not in colour.
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Old 9th July 2007, 17:04   #6
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Cricket Writers Young Cricketer of the Year (from 1990)

1990 MA Atherton
1991 MR Ramprakash
1992 IDK Salisbury
1993 MN Lathwell
1994 JP Crawley
1995 A Symonds
1996 CEW Silverwood
1997 BC Hollioake
1998 A Flintoff
1999 AJ Tudor
2000 PJ Franks
2001 OA Shah
2002 R Clarke
2003 JM Anderson
2004 IR Bell
2005 AN Cook
2006 SCJ Broad

Wonder who it will be this year?
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Old 9th July 2007, 19:15   #7
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Cricket Writers Young Cricketer of the Year (from 1990)

1990 MA Atherton
1991 MR Ramprakash
1992 IDK Salisbury
1993 MN Lathwell
1994 JP Crawley
1995 A Symonds
1996 CEW Silverwood
1997 BC Hollioake
1998 A Flintoff
1999 AJ Tudor
2000 PJ Franks
2001 OA Shah
2002 R Clarke
2003 JM Anderson
2004 IR Bell
2005 AN Cook
2006 SCJ Broad

Wonder who it will be this year?
It's a foregone conclusion that it'll be Rashid.
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Old 9th July 2007, 19:32   #8
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It's a foregone conclusion that it'll be Rashid.
No chance for Harris? Billy Godleman is averaging 50 in proper cricket. The Joes- Denly and Sayers- have caught a lot of attention as well.

Yeah, probably Rashid but it's not a one horse race.
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Old 9th July 2007, 20:00   #9
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Cricket Writers Young Cricketer of the Year (from 1990)

1990 MA Atherton
1991 MR Ramprakash
1992 IDK Salisbury
1993 MN Lathwell
1994 JP Crawley
1995 A Symonds
1996 CEW Silverwood
1997 BC Hollioake
1998 A Flintoff
1999 AJ Tudor
2000 PJ Franks
2001 OA Shah
2002 R Clarke
2003 JM Anderson
2004 IR Bell
2005 AN Cook
2006 SCJ Broad

Wonder who it will be this year?
While far from being a poisoned chalice it is something of a disappointing return in terms of substantive international careers isn't it?
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Old 9th July 2007, 20:11   #10
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While far from being a poisoned chalice it is something of a disappointing return in terms of substantive international careers isn't it?
No 1 on the list was a pretty good choice. The last four should hopefully stay the course. But apart from Flintoff in the middle there, the rest have flattered to deceive. (Oh, forgot about the "A. Symonds".)
Does the recipient have to have played for England at the time of selection?
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Back to topic, well done EC for starting a Cook thread. Lots of good stuff for Cook fans to relish.
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Old 9th July 2007, 20:14   #12
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Speaking to Geoff Cook today they may released Mark Wood from Durham. He rates him but the kid has had an operation and maybe one too many bowlers on the books type deal.
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Old 9th July 2007, 20:48   #13
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No 1 on the list was a pretty good choice. The last four should hopefully stay the course. But apart from Flintoff in the middle there, the rest have flattered to deceive. (Oh, forgot about the "A. Symonds".)
Does the recipient have to have played for England at the time of selection?
They have to be England qualified. There's always a little footnote at the bottom of the list saying "A. Symonds fulfilled these criteria at the time of his selection" or similar. Earlier on in its history it was a very reliable indicator of a long England career, with the likes of Trueman, Peter May and Cowdrey. The complete list is here.
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Nice one AC. When Brearley won it I suppose it was for his potential as a batsman rather than as a non-playing skipper?
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Great to see a thread for the most electrifying batsmen in sports entertainment today!

Perhaps someone could plot a graph to show how close he is to the England captaincy, with a corresponding "worm" to show how far away Ian Bell is?

On the subject of Young Player of the Year I reckon Ravi Bopara and Tim Ambrose could be in with a shout.
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Old 9th July 2007, 21:17   #16
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Great to see a thread for the most electrifying batsmen in sports entertainment today!

Perhaps someone could plot a graph to show how close he is to the England captaincy, with a corresponding "worm" to show how far away Ian Bell is?

On the subject of Young Player of the Year I reckon Ravi Bopara and Tim Ambrose could be in with a shout.
Good call with Bopara. Ambrose is 24 though- what's the cut off age?
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Good call with Bopara. Ambrose is 24 though- what's the cut off age?
23 he is too old.
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Plunkett has been around the England team for a couple of years, but has so far been overlooked by the cricket writers. (Perhaps justifiably?) But he is still only 22 so may have a chance if he continues the form he showed in the ODIs.
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Plunkett has been around the England team for a couple of years, but has so far been overlooked by the cricket writers. (Perhaps justifiably?) But he is still only 22 so may have a chance if he continues the form he showed in the ODIs.
3 wides in an over today. So far 5 wides in 6 overs. Whoever changed his action should be shot.

Meanwhile Cook has to get 2 hundreds before the end of the year to pass Bradman's record of 7.

SOME fancy statistics were produced yesterday to place Alastair Cook’s second Test century of the summer into perspective. Only Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad had exceeded Cook’s tally of six Test hundreds by the age of 22. Neil Harvey, George Headley, Graeme Pollock, Graeme Smith and one Garfield Sobers are all equal with the opener on six.
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As should Troy Cooley who changed JA's action. However this thread is about Ali. How long do you think before we get to see someone other than Prior challenging Ali?
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