Cricket: Cork to walk out on Derbyshire

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Dominic Cork looks set to leave Derbyshire this week after a long- running dispute with the county's committee. Cork, the Derbyshire captain, who was left out of England's preliminary World Cup squad yesterday, told Radio Five Live that he intended to ask the county to release him from his contract tomorrow after they refused his demands in a long-running power struggle. Cork had insisted that committee member Harold Rhodes and development officer Andy Hayhurst be dismissed. But the committee announced both would be staying, which prompted Cork to say: "This has gone on since October, and nothing has happened. I'm not having any more meetings with Harold Rhodes or Andy Hayhurst or any of the committee." Meanwhile England A made a good start to their tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa with a seven-wicket win over Country Districts XI in Harare, with Mal Loye scoring 86 and Darren Maddy 52.

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