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Alastair Cook: Starting Out - My Story So Far [Hardcover]

Alastair Cook
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18 Sep 2008
Alastair Cook forced his way into the record books in 2006, becoming one of the few England players to score a hundred on debut. By going on to become the only Englishman to hit seven Test centuries before his twenty-third birthday, Alastair found himself in the company of the greatest players in cricketing history.

Starting Out is Alastair's personal account of this speedy climb to stardom. Equally gifted at music, he opted for cricket as a schoolboy and the young left-hander broke record after record as he progressed to become the first-choice opener for Essex.

Now an integral part of the England team with over forty caps, Alastair is perfectly placed to describe the highs and lows of life within the England cricket camp during one of the most exciting and turbulent periods of their history, both on and off the field.

Updated to include the full story of the 2009 Ashes series, Starting Out amounts to a fascinating insight into life as one of the rising stars of English cricket.


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (18 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340933909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340933909
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 478,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A revealing and entertaining book by a charismatic and gifted young cricketer, including the full story of the 2009 Ashes triumph. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Alastair Cook was born in Gloucester in 1984. He captained England in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. In 2005 he scored a double-century for Essex against the touring Australians, as a result of which he was voted Young Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers' Club. After scoring a century on his England debut he has continued to shine on the international stage. He was named Young Cricketer of the Year for the second time in 2006.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put down 4 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
As one of my sporting legends, I could not wait to read this book, and it did not let me down. Written very well, and with passion, I couldn't put it down. A great read for cricket fans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed 1 April 2013
By SMcC
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11 yr old keen cricketer enjoyed this book. Looked for similarities with himself, as Cook is one of his heros!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read from a future captain 6 Mar 2010
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Many people will be surprised to see a book by one so young in the game of cricket. Alistair Cook however shows intelligence, observation and considerable maturity in his writing - very much like his cricket. He gives a good insight into his thought process in becoming a cricketer when other opportunities were available and the book is a thoroughly enjoyable, easy read for both cricket and non-cricket fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. 4 Dec 2013
By sarah
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I liked this book, I am a big cricket fan, and read many books regarding the subject.
I dont like books that just go on about personal statistics and this book doesn't.
A well written book and good insight into the current England Captains rise to this position
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5.0 out of 5 stars Number One Book from a Number One Cricketer! 25 Sep 2011
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Alastair Cook is a GENIUS, and I couldn't put this book down at all. A MUST for any cricket fan, and certainly not one to be missed. 5*
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