2:04 pm, Thu 06 Dec 2012
Prime Minister congratulates Cook on record ton
The Prime Minister has congratulated Alastair Cook on
becoming the first England batsman to score 23 Test centuries:
England team mates Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann also joined the applause:
9:43 am, Thu 06 Dec 2012
Cook breaks Test century record for an English batsman
England captain Alastair Cook hits a shot during the second day of the warm-up game against India A cricket team in Mumbai.
Alastair Cook has completed his 23rd Test century - a record for an England batsman - in the third Test against India in Kolkata.
Cook's latest hundred inches him one ahead of team-mate Kevin Pietersen - as well as three other greats in Geoffrey Boycott, Wally Hammond and Colin Cowdrey.
9:18 am, Sun 25 Nov 2012
Pietersen and Cook make English cricket history
England's Kevin Pietersen celebrates reaching his century with Alastair Cook in Adelaide in 2010.
Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Kevin Pietersen wrote a new chapter in English cricket history alongside Alastair Cook today as England seized the initiative on day three of the second Test against India.
Pietersen (186) and Cook (122) both scored centuries to move level on 22 hundreds with three all-time greats in Wally Hammond, Geoff Boycott and Colin Cowdrey as England's most prolific Test centurions.
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Alastair Cook's former school celebrates England honour
Alastair Cook hit more than 4,000 runs during his time at the Bedford School.
Credit: Neil Bradford, ITV Anglia
Staff at Alastair Cook's old school in Bedfordshire have been celebrating after he was named the new Test captain of the England cricket team.
Bedford School already has a room dedicated to its star ex-pupil, complete with his old bats and images from his school days.
ITV Anglia has the full report.