Dominic Cork

Country: England
Born: August 07, 1971, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Height: 6ft 2in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Dominic Cork Bio

Dominic Gerald Cork, born on August 7, 1971, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, is a former English cricketer known for his showmanship and ability to perform on the big stage. Despite facing challenges abroad, Cork established himself as a skilled seam-and-swing bowler, with a knack for moving the ball late.

Growing up, Cork was determined to follow in the footsteps of his two older brothers who played cricket. Their influence sparked his love for the game and drove him to excel. He made his professional debut in 1990 for Derbyshire County Cricket Club and quickly caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts with his natural talent.

Cork’s breakout moment came in the 1995 Test match against the West Indies at Lord’s. He bowled brilliantly, taking 7 wickets for just 43 runs, showcasing his ability to swing the ball late. This impressive performance, along with his memorable innings against the same team in 2000, cemented his reputation as a formidable player on the English cricket stage.

However, Cork’s career was plagued by injuries and off-the-field issues, which prevented him from achieving his full potential. In addition, there were accusations that he didn’t always apply himself fully, earning him the label of a “show pony” by cricket legend Geoff Boycott during the New Zealand tour in 1996-97.

In 1999, Cork was appointed captain of Derbyshire, but conflicts with the management and reports of disharmony overshadowed his tenure. Ultimately, he bought his way out of his contract in 2003 and joined Lancashire County Cricket Club. Though he faced initial struggles at his new club, he played a pivotal role in Lancashire’s promotion to division one in 2005, contributing with both bat and ball.

During his time at Lancashire, Cork came close to winning titles on two occasions. In the 2006 C&G final against Sussex and the 2007 Championship campaign, he was involved in thrilling matches that ended in near misses for his team. Despite being a regular in the four-day team, he was released before the end of the 2007 season and subsequently found himself at Hampshire County Cricket Club.

At Hampshire, Cork experienced another eventful phase of his career. He was appointed captain and successfully led the team to victory in the dramatic Twenty20 final in 2010. The following year, Hampshire reached Finals Day once again, with Cork playing a crucial role. Although they narrowly missed out on another title, Cork’s final over, conceding just three runs against Somerset, showcased his composure under pressure.

However, shortly after, Cork was released from Hampshire, leaving uncertainty about his future in the game. Despite his departure, Cork’s contributions to cricket in England will always be remembered. His showmanship, late swing, and occasional explosive batting brought excitement to the sport.

Dominic Cork’s cricketing journey was marked by both highs and lows. While he may not have achieved the heights expected of him, he remains a prominent figure in English cricket history. His passion and the impact he made during his career will forever be etched in the memories of cricket fans across the country.

Dominic Cork Career Stats

Dominic Cork Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 37 56 8 864 59 18 2092 41.3 0 3 111 4 18 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 32 21 3 180 31* 10 271 66.42 0 0 13 1 6 0
FC 321 465 61 10114 200* 25.03 - - 8 54 - - 237 0
List A 314 240 40 4184 93 20.92 - - 0 19 - - 113 0
T20s 82 51 16 445 28 12.71 370 120.27 0 0 42 15 15 0

Dominic Cork Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 37 62 7678 3906 131 7/43 9/162 29.81 3.05 58.6 9 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 32 32 1772 1368 41 3/27 3/27 33.36 4.63 43.2 0 0 0
FC 321 - 54314 26439 989 9/43 - 26.73 2.92 54.9 - 36 5
List A 314 - 14675 10601 382 6/21 6/21 27.75 4.33 38.4 13 4 0
T20s 82 74 1466 1733 73 4/16 4/16 23.73 7.09 20 1 0 0

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