Durham coach Geoff Cook wishes Graham Onions had his luck

Geoff Cook, who suffered a heart attack in June, was in no doubt that Onions, who will hope to be included in the England squad due to be announced Monday for the return Ashes series in Australia, deserved further Test recognition.

updated: September 20, 2013 10:18 IST
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London: Durham coach Geoff Cook said he wished Graham Onions could enjoy some of the luck that had come his way as the seamer remained on the fringes of the England set-up despite starring for the county champions.

Northeast county Durham secured their third County Championship title in six years on Thursday after a victory at home to Nottinghamshire left them in an unassailable position at the top of the table with a round of matches left.

The 31-year-old Onions, one of several home grown talents nurtured by Cook, Durham's captain when they made their debut as a first-class county in 1992, has been a key figure this season with 67 first-class wickets at a miserly average of just over 18 apiece.

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