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Captain Cook leads England's quest for Ashes glory

9 July 2013 Last updated at 09:28 BST

In just over a week Alastair Cook will lead England's quest for glory at the Ashes.

The 28-year-old Essex batman and his team mates will take to the field against Australia at Trent Bridge.

Patrick Gearey went to meet him to find out how he is preparing for one of cricket's toughest competitions.

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