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I'll be playing for Essex for at least another year, says Alastair Cook

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I'll be playing for Essex for at least another year, says Alastair Cook

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09/27/2019

Former England captain Alastair Cook has attested that he will represent Essex for one more season 'at least' after helping the club to their second County Championship title in three years. The knighted cricketer, who retired from international cricket in 2018, has two-years left in his contract.

After pulling off a draw with nearest rivals Somerset, Essex County club sealed a double this season as they also won the T20 Blast final on Saturday. Former England opener Alastair Cook, who was playing his first County Championship season without any national commitments, averaged more than 45 and remained undefeated as the teams drew the match at Taunton on Thursday with Essex being named the champions. 

Cook praised the young blood in the team and how it keeps the energy up. The veteran batsman also confirmed that he will come back to play the next season for Essex and maybe more. "We've got 19-20 year-olds who put music on you've never heard of, and they keep you young," Cook said. "I've had a few texts this week actually, saying 'if you win the league is that it', but I've promised Tendo (Ryan ten Doeschate) I'll be playing for another year at least," Cook told BBC.

Meanwhile, former England batsman Marcus Trescothick, who was fielding as a substitute, signed off as a Somerset legend.

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