Sir Alastair Cook Receives Knighthood


Sir Alastair Cook has officially received his knighthood for his services to cricket during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier today.

The 34-year-old retired from international cricket last summer and hit a memorable century in his final Test match against India at The Oval.

Cook broke several records during his England career and retired from international cricket as England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer (12,472).

He also scored the most centuries for England (33), played the most Tests for England (161), taken the most catches in the field for England (175) and won the most Tests as England captain (59).

Derek Bowden, Chief Executive at Essex Cricket said: “Everyone associated with the Club is very proud of Alastair.

“He’s achieved so much within the game, and as well as being a fantastic cricketer and an elite professional, he’s been a great role model for so many people.

“His knighthood is a testament to his commitment to the game and his character both on and off the field.”