Cork wants Falcons to bounce back

Friday 16th August 2019
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Written by Stephen Martin

Dominic Cork wants that Falcons to bounce back quickly from their defeat to Leicestershire Foxes. 

Having won two-consecutive matches, Derbyshire’s momentum was halted by a 55-run defeat to Leicestershire at The Pattonair County Ground.

Having been set 150 to win, the hosts were dismissed for 94, which saw them drop to sixth in the North Group table, with four matches still to play, the first of which is a trip to Trent Bridge to face Notts Outlaws this evening.

Twenty20 Head Coach, Cork, admits that the performance was not good enough against Leicestershire, but hopes that the Falcons can pick themselves up for the East Midlands Derby.

“It’s a disappointing performance, the guys know that, but I think you have to accept that it will happen sometimes when we play as positively as we have been,” said Cork.

“I will say now what I have just said (to the players), it just needed someone to go and grab the game by the scruff of the neck and win it. When you lose three quick wickets like we did, there’s no coming back.

“It’s us apologising to the spectators, because we want to show off what we can do and we didn’t do that. We did okay with the ball, I think we gave them 15-20 too many, and with the bat it was the poorest day we have had in a while.

“What we have got to do now, just as we have done with all other losses, is get back on the horse and go to Notts and try to get two points, that’s all you can do in this game.

“We have got to remember that we have good cricketers and they are learning the game of Twenty20, they are still learning how to win a group of games and that is not going to be easy.”

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