ENGLAND legend Alastair Cook was bowled clean by a 15-YEAR-OLD during a cricket match in the village on Monday night.
The 37-year-old, who is at Essex, played for Bedfordshire Young Farmers CC in the Heritage Cup quarter-finals against Potton Town.
One of the greatest batsmen in cricket history, Cook is England’s all-time all-time run scorer in Tests with 12,472 runs.
He surpassed Graham Gooch’s 20-year-old record of 8,900 runs in 2015 before retiring from international cricket three years later.
He is the fifth-highest Test run scorer of all time, with no other left-handed batsman averaging more runs in the long format of the game.
And he made a decent start to the innings for Bedfordshire in their 12-over tie against Potton, having hit three boundaries from his first 14 balls and hitting 20 runs overall.
But in the climax of the game, Cook was then bowled clean by teenager Kyran Shackleton in his 15th ball.
Incredibly, the youngster wasn’t even born when Cook made his Test debut against India in March 2006.
Fast bowler Shackleton starred with the ball as he took four wickets from his four overs and gave away 37 runs.
He was Town’s top performer as they beat the Young Farmers by 26 runs.
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Fans were quick to praise Shackleton on social media, with one user tweeting, “What an amazing memory – well shot Kyran!”
Another remarked, “I want to be Kyran when I grow up.”
A third added: “My goodness! Killed him for the pace too.”
This supporter then quipped, “Cook has always had a soft spot for top-flight speed bowling.”
Meanwhile, one said, “That’s amazing, well done Kyran! Terrible shot from Cook, though.”
Another said simply: “Great memory for the boy.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5408599/alastair-cook-clean-bowled-teenager-village-game/ Watch Alastair Cook bowled clean by a 15-YEAR-OLD who wasn’t even born yet as the England legend made his Test debut in the Village Game