Cricket: Cork looks to follow up

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Dominic Cork is ready to continue his remarkable comeback today in Derbyshire's quarter-final tie against Sussex at Derby in the NatWest Trophy. The 25-year-old made an inspired return six weeks after a hernia operation when he took 6 for 21 in the win over Glamorgan on Sunday.

Sussex will check on the fitness of Paul Jarvis (Achilles), Neil Taylor (knee) and Neil Lenham (knee).

For their tie at Glamorgan, Yorkshire will monitor the fitness of veteran paceman Peter Hartley, who has a hernia problem. Glamorgan's Matthew Maynard is doubtful with suspected food poisoning and chicken pox.

Allan Donald, the Warwickshire fast bowler, sees his fellow South African Jacques Kallis as the danger when they take on Middlesex at Lord's. "I've played against him a few times and he likes the ball coming on to the bat and we need to take care of him early," Donald said.

The Nottinghamshire captain, Paul Johnson, hopes to lead the side against Essex after making a comeback on Sunday from a broken finger. For Essex, Mark Ilott (heel) is ruled out and Neil Williams (Achilles) and Steve Andrew (calf) are doubtful.

County scorers yesterday rejected strike action which would have disrupted Sunday League matches on 31 August. The Association of County Cricket Scorers held an EGM after being upset at the appointment of Malcolm Ashton to score during the tour to West Indies, his third successive winter tour. ACCS chairman, Ted Lester, said: "We have had a high level of support throughout the country and we felt we would lose much of that sympathy if we went on strike."

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