Cook & Compton make it three for Gray–Nicolls
England Captain Alastair Cook and opening partner Nick Compton ensured England escaped a tricky First Test Match with a well fought draw. Cook, Oblivion, registered his 24th Test Match century of his career while Compton passed the landmark for the first time. The pair put 231 in a partnership that included 27 boundaries. Cook’s 116 was his first against New Zealand and Compton, e41, looks to have cemented his place as his opening partner for the exciting summer of cricket in 2013. It was the third century of the match for Gray-Nicolls with Hamish Rutherford’s debut 100 in the New Zealand first innings.
Elsewhere, Northants batsman Kyle Coetzer scored 133 against Afghanistan at the weekend. It was the first One Day International century of his career.
Click on the link below to catch up with England Lions Captain James Taylor’s visit to HQ. James nipped down to collect some bats for his pre season tour with Notts. The batsman had an excellent tour to Australia with the Lions and hopes his new Dynadrives will help him push hard to get back into the full Test Squad.