Cork shines to slow up Tykes charge

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Yorkshire came up against a defiant Dominic Cork who belied his 39 years with another energetic bowling display on the third day of the LV= County Championship match with Hampshire at Headingley.

Having enjoyed a return of five for 75 in the first innings, Cork added another two wickets on a rain-affected day in which only 39.5 overs were possible, to give him match figures of seven for 102 off 48 overs.

His efforts pegged back Yorkshire to 62 for three after they had gained a first-innings lead of 123 and they were left needing to make good progress on the final morning if they are to go on to win the match.

Cork required only 13 runs to reach 10,000 in first-class cricket when Hampshire resumed in the morning on 189 for six, with their captain on six and Sean Ervine on 16, Yorkshire’s lead being 166. He fell two runs short of his target before being dismissed by Ryan Sidebottom.