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Law slams Lancashire for dumping Cork

first_imgCounty Championship Division One Share on Messenger Shares00 Read more Yorkshire Cricket Share on WhatsApp Lancashire 204-8; YorkshireDay one, close Share on Twitter First published on Wed 13 Aug 2008 21.30 EDT Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Law slams Lancashire for dumping Cork Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Since you’re here… Share via Email Support The Guardiancenter_img Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share via Email Asked about his own future, Law said he would like to stay for another year but conceded this outburst might affect his chances – which will not be helped by his continuing involvement with the rebel Indian Cricket League.Law was speaking after another poor display by Lancashire’s top five on a pitch which he conceded was the best at Old Trafford this season. Matthew Hoggard and Adil Rashid bowled excellently, supported by Darren Gough’s positive captaincy, to share six wickets after the match finally got under way four sessions late and Law won the toss. But too many of the batsmen gave away their wickets, including Law, who steered Tim Bresnan’s loosener tamely to second slip to waste the platform he had laid after promoting himself to the problem position of No3.Law shared a second-wicket stand of 54 with Paul Horton until Gough’s boldness in introducing Rashid’s leg spin in only the 14th over quickly paid off as he trapped Horton lbw with a top-spinner. Lou Vincent’s struggle to justify his employment as Lancashire’s overseas player continued and Cork’s first chance to prove a point ended with a heave at Rashid. Only Steven Croft, with a battling fifty, saved Lancashire from further embarrassment. Topics County Championship 2008 Division One match reports … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Lancashire Andy Wilson at Old Trafford Wed 13 Aug 2008 21.30 EDT Share on Facebook County Championship Division One Stuart Law last night launched an astonishing attack on Lancashire’s decision not to offer a new contract to Dominic Cork, raising major questions about the captain’s own future with the county. The 39-year-old Australian, who signed a one-year deal when he was appointed to succeed Mark Chilton last autumn, said he had not been consulted before the cricket committee made the decision to release Cork on Monday and left no doubts that he would have argued strongly for the former England all-rounder’s retention.”You’d think the captain would be involved in something like that, wouldn’t you?” he said. “I’ve got to walk out with these players – the people sitting up there drinking gin and tonics don’t have to. Yes, he’s 37 but there’s plenty of life in the old dog yet – at times of need you throw the ball to Dominic because he can make things happen. I’ll probably get into a lot of trouble for what I’ve said but I’m just telling the truth – Dominic Cork is a quality performer.” Reuse this contentlast_img

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