Search

Sir Alastair Cook: career in numbers

PUBLISHED: 08:30 31 December 2018

England's Alastair Cook during his final Test match at The Kia Oval (pic Adam Davy/PA)

England's Alastair Cook during his final Test match at The Kia Oval (pic Adam Davy/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Sir Alastair Cook retired from Test cricket in style in 2018 with a century in his final England innings at The Oval against India.

The former captain was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours and will continue to play for home county Essex in 2019.

Here is a look at Cook’s career in numbers:

161 Cook’s appearance at the Oval means he finishes his career with 161 Test caps.

12,472 Test runs, Cook overtook Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara during his century at the Oval to move up to fifth in the all-time world list headed by India’s Little Master Sachin Tendulkar with 15,921.

45.35 Cook’s Test batting average after his final game.

294 Cook’s career-best score, against India at Edgbaston in 2011 when England went to number one in the world Test rankings. Typically, Cook was more concerned afterwards with the six runs he did not score rather than all the ones he did.

33 Test centuries, a record for an Englishman, the last coming in his final Test. Five of those are double-hundreds, including three of his last six tons.

37,308 Minutes he batted for in Test cricket.

2 The number of innings he needed to record his first Test hundred. He made an unbeaten 104 at the second time of asking on debut against India in Nagpur – after 60 at his first attempt.

6,000 His journey, in miles, flying over three continents from an A tour in the Caribbean at 24 hours’ notice to fill in as an emergency replacement batsman in that first Test.

35 The number of innings without a century during Cook’s uncharacteristic drought between May 2013 and March 2015.

59 The number of Tests in which Cook was England captain.

14 Cook’s age when he made a century as a guest, making up the numbers for the MCC, against his own Bedford School team.

4 Cook’s Ashes series wins, including two as captain.

766 Runs scored in 2010-11 Ashes series, when England won 3-1 in Australia – the only series win Down Under since the 1986-87 series.

92 One-day internationals played by Cook, with five centuries and 19 fifties. He also played four Twenty20 internationals.

Latest East London Sports News

13:00

Nominations are officially open for this year's FA & McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards.

13:00

Grow the Game is back for the tenth year in a row, with £1.5million available for clubs to turn their aspirations of creating new female and disability teams into reality.

09:00

Club secretaries, managers and coaches can now organise matches and training more easily thanks to an FA initiative alongside PayPal - the free FA Matchday app.

08:41

Leyton Orient have announced that goalkeeper Sam Sargeant has extended his contract at the club until the summer of 2022.

Yesterday, 14:54

West Ham manager David Moyes insists Saturday's crunch clash with Southampton will not make or break their season.

The Hammers go into the Southampton game desperate for points

Yesterday, 13:37

The Football Association [The FA] has today launched the 'Pledge of Positivity' which asks parents and spectators involved in under-18s grassroots football to commit to creating a more positive environment at matches across the country.

Yesterday, 13:00

Matt Withers is joined by Dave Evans, Jacob Ranson and Dan Bennett for another East London Football Podcast.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year's event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser