Former England captain Alastair Cook 'loses temper'

This is the hilarious moment former England captain Alastair Cook shows he's still competitive - by throwing his hat on the floor in anger during a village cricket match.

Cook, the fifth highest test run scorer of all time, was filmed losing his temper in a match against amateur players on a pitch in a tiny village of just 700 people. The clip shows the Essex CCC player bowling for Bedfordshire Farmers Village Cricket Club against Soulbury Village Cricket Club.

The prolific batsman (and farmer) displays an outburst of frustration after the batsman he was facing scoops a ball he bowled to a fielder - who dropped the ball.

"I was just lucky enough to catch it on camera"

The dropped catch meant Cook, who retired as an England player in September last year, failed to claim the batsman's wicket. And he couldn't help but show his anger at the fielder's error.

His outburst was caught on camera by former Eaton Bray village cricket Lee Gauntlett, 35, who said his behaviour shows how much Cook "loves the game".

Merchandiser Lee, from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, said: "It was met by a lot of laughs and moans when the ball was dropped.

"He flings his hat on the floor in jovial despair. I was just lucky enough to catch it on camera.

"It just shows how much he loves to play cricket. He absolutely loves the game and clearly just loves to play with his mates.

"He is one of the greatest cricketers of all time but loves village cricket too. It's great to see and it was great to be there to see him play."

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