Alastair Cook wins DeVines Player of the Month


Alastair Cook has been named the DeVines Player of the Month for September, after his impressive display in the Bob Willis Trophy Final at Lord’s.

The Essex opener scored a vital 172 in the first innings, which ensured Tom Westley’s side had the all-important first innings lead over Somerset.

His efforts in the Final saw him become the highest-run scorer in the Bob Willis Trophy, with 563 runs at an average of 56.30. His other century in the competition came against Hampshire at Arundel Castle Cricket Ground in late August.

Alison and Clive Purdy of DeVines Chartered Accounts selected Alastair as the Player of the Month, and commented: “Alastair put in an amazing display at The Home of Cricket and completely deserves the Player of the Month Award.

“His runs in both innings were a big part of Essex securing the title and hopefully there is more success to come over the coming years.”