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Dominic Cork's Biography

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Dominic Cork was born on 7 August 1971 in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.

His father Gerald Cork was a financial consultant, who had played some professional football for Port Vale, and played cricket in a local league.

Dominic Cork's two elder brothers played for the village cricket team at Betley.

Dominic Cork was hired by Derbyshire on a YTS, earning £28 a week.

He played for Staffordshire when he was 17 and then for Derbyshire Second XI at 18, before making his first-class cricket debut for Derbyshire in 1990.

In 1992, he made his one-day international debut for England.

In 1995, Dominic Cork impressed on his Test debut taking 7 for 43 against the West Indies.

Dominic Cork wrote about some of the problems he encountered in 1997.

He remarried and played again for England until 2002, when he had his final Test match appearance against India.

In 2003, Dominic Cork moved from Derbyshire to Lancashire. In 2008 he joined Hampshire, whom he captained to the Friends Provident Twenty20 title in 2010.

In 2011, Dominic Cork was paired with Alexandra Schaumann in Dancing on Ice.

Dominic and Alexandra were the sixth couple to be eliminated from Dancing on Ice.

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