Wednesday 7 May 2014 

England Captain Heading To Upminster CC

Alastair Cook at Upminster CC
Alastair Cook - pictured here at the club in 2006 - will be turning out at Upminster CC in September
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Upminster Cricket Club have announced that they will be hosting a match in aid of England captain Alastair Cook's benefit year in September.

The event will be held on Sunday 7th September with full details to be released soon.

Upminster have played host to benefit games since 1997, when a match was held during Alan Lilley's benefit year.

Cook himself played in 2005 as part of Paul Grayson's benefit year and was also at the club in April 2006 to help launch Natwest CricketForce for the season.

Since then, he has gone on to play 102 Tests, 77 One-Day Internationals and four Twenty20 Internationals.

He is now the captain of England's Test and ODI sides.

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