Alastair Cook dinner has scored an unbeaten 150 in his first innings in England since retiring from Check cricket, taking part in for Essex in a pre-season recreation towards Cambridge College.
It was 34-year-old former England captain Cook dinner’s first outing at residence since he obtained a knighthood within the Queen’s New Yr Honours checklist and his 64th first-class ton.
Cook dinner retired final September with a knock of 147 towards India at The Oval, after 161 Check appearances and 12,472 runs, each England data.
He took to the Cambridge assault with authority, mentioning his fifty earlier than lunch on the opening day of the three-day recreation with the ninth boundary of his innings, having confronted 106 balls. He reached his hundred earlier than tea off 200 deliveries and completed with 150 off 248 balls, together with 21 fours.
Cook dinner shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 217 with Adam Wheater earlier than Wheater was dismissed for 130. Cook dinner gave Luke Chapman a tricky caught-and-bowled probability en path to his century, however in any other case performed flawlessly, and each batsmen reached their tons in the identical Josh Cantrell over which yielded 19 runs.
Essex declared on 387 for five. They open their 2019 County Championship season at Hampshire on 5 April.