Listen | Sam Cook takes first 5-wicket haul


Sam Cook only made his Championship debut for the Club three games ago and has caught the eye of Essex supporters. At just 20 years old, the Chelmsford born bowler took his first 5-wicket haul for the Club against Hampshire in what turned out to be a memorable victory.

He and Porter took apart the Hampshire batting line-up with ease after the hosts were set 185 to win. Cook ended with figures of 5-18 and if another homegrown talent who has shone on the big stage after coming through the Academy set up at the Club.

Sam spoke after play to reflect on his remarkable achievement and talks about his preparations to return to Loughborough University after the season’s celebrations have finished.