Cork to return in 2020

Friday 20th December 2019
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Written by Stephen Martin

Twenty20 Head Coach, Dominic Cork, has signed a new deal with Derbyshire for the 2020 season.

The former fast-bowler guided the Falcons to a maiden Finals Day appearance in 2019, picking up seven wins in the North Group and beating Gloucestershire in the quarter-final.

The Derbyshire great, who took more than 500 wickets for the club, will link-up once again with Head of Cricket Dave Houghton, the coaching team and captain Billy Godleman as they aim for further success in the Vitality Blast.

Wayne Madsen was the highest run-scorer in a top-order which hit a combined 14 half-centuries, while Ravi Rampaul finished as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with 23 dismissals.

He will also have Australian duo Sean Abbott and Ben McDermott available for selection throughout the group stage.

Houghton said: “Dominic will lead the Twenty20 team once again and will be a key part of our coaching unit.

“He led the team well last year in getting to Finals Day, and hopefully we can go a step, or two, further next year.”

Cork said: “We were able to do something really special last year and despite having one of the smaller squads, we were more than a match for a number of the bigger counties.

“Myself, Dave Houghton and the rest of the coaching team worked really hard to help the team get to Finals Day. By retaining key players and adding two experienced overseas talents, we are determined to build on that next season.”

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