Somerset v Essex: Former England captain Alastair Cook hits unbeaten 39 for visitors

Alastair Cook Tom Westley
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day one):
Somerset 209: Trego 48; Zaidi 3-17
Essex 60-2: Cook 39*
Somerset 1 pt, Essex 3 pts
Scorecard

Ex-England captain Alastair Cook hit an unbeaten 39 for Essex against Somerset in his first Championship appearance since standing down as Test skipper.

Cook took two slip catches in the first session as the visitors bowled Somerset out for 209 in Taunton.

In bowler-friendly conditions Peter Trego (48) top scored as the home side struggled to deny Essex’s bowlers.

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