27 July 2007

Cook reaches 1,500

Alastair Cook today became the youngest England player (by some distance) to reach 1,500 runs for England, at 22 years old and 214 days. Congratulations Mr Cook - against everyone other than Australia he's looked quality, although I'm sure that he would admit he benefited from some luck during his first home international summer last year when Sri Lanka seemed to make a habit of dropping him more than once per innings. Let's hope he can continue to flourish.

Who do you reckon was the 2nd and 3rd youngest to 1,500 runs for England? (If you watched the Channel 5 highlights tonight you have an unfair advantage!)

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