London honours Cook
Alastair Cook received yet another honour for his starring role in England's Ashes victory away to Australia when he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London on Thursday.
The 26-year-old opening batsman scored a colossal 766 runs in England's 3-1 triumph, a tally that saw Cook named man of the series.
Now the left-hander, who plays for county side Essex, east of London, has followed in the footstepts of England captain Andrew Strauss in receiving the London award.
Cook, who will be presented with the accolade at a ceremony later this year, said Thursday: "I am greatly honoured and privileged to be given the Freedom of London for doing something I love... beating the Aussies."