Alastair Cook makes it a knight’s tale with supreme century for Essex

Former England captain had one scare on his way to 150 in his first match since he was knighted in the New Year’s Honours list

He did not want a fuss. He was still one of the lads, he said. He had only been made a knight, for heaven’s sake, not a god.

Andy Murray has been quite successful in pretending his knighthood never happened. This one was emblazoned right at the top of the first scorecard of his first match since the New Year’s Honours list. Essex batting line-up: 1. Sir AN Cook.

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