D.G. Cork


D.G. Cork 7-54 v West IndiesBack to boards

Dominic Cork made the Lord’s Honours Boards for the first time when he took 7/43 – the best figures by an Englishman on Test debut – during the summer of 1995.

With West Indies needing 296 to secure victory in what had already been an entertaining Test match, Cork showed why he was considered at the time as being one of the brightest prospects within the game.

Against a batting line-up that boasted names such as Brian Lara, Jimmy Adams and Carl Hooper, Cork’s display with the ball would see him be named as man-of-the-match despite only taking one wicket in West Indies’ first innings earlier in the Test.

The England bowler’s impact on the game started when he removed Adams (13) before tearing down West Indies’ batting attack with the wickets of Hooper, Sir Richie Richardson, Keith Arthurton, Ottis Gibson, Sir Curtly Ambrose and then Courtney Walsh to seal a famous victory for England.


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