Former Hampshire captain and cricket speaker Dominic Cork is probably best known as one of the longest serving team members of Derbyshire County Cricket Club after spending more than a decade with the team.
Born in Staffordshire Dominic Cork began playing cricket at a young age, he made his first appearance on England’s national team at just twenty-one and represented his country on almost seventy occasions. Now retired, Dominic works as a cricket speaker at both county and national club events as well as a sports speaker at charity events.
“Corky”, as he was affectionately called by both fans and cricket speakers’ alike, made his debut playing for his home county aged 17, he joined Derbyshire’s Second XI in 1989 and joined the team proper the following year. Dominic Cork would spend the next thirteen years with Derbyshire, becoming one of the clubs most beloved players and sought after sports speakers.
An impressive and successful player Corky moved on from Derbyshire to Lancashire in 2004 and the on to Hampshire in 2009; though he only spent two years at Hampshire Dominic Cork’s talent and obvious leadership abilities quickly found him captaining the team and it was as captain that he lead the team to victory in both the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy and captained the 2010 Friends Provident t20.
Dominic Cork retired as a professional player in 2011 and has since become a dedicated cricket speaker and regularly commentates for Sky Sports on live cricket tours and Test Matches.