Hampshire captain Dominic Cork sets survival target

Dominic Cork
Cork replaced Dimitri Mascarenhas as Hants skipper ahead of this season

Hampshire captain Dominic Cork has urged his side to fight for survival in Division One of the Championship.

The county sit bottom of the table having failed to win any of their opening seven matches this season.

"What we've got to do is fight and get third from bottom. It's a tough ask but we've got nine games left and we can still do it," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"I dont like being bottom but I'm not giving in and I still solemnly believe we will be OK."

Hampshire lost by nine wickets to Worcestershire on Tuesday to slump to their fourth defeat of the season, and Cork, 39, admitted his side were outplayed.

"It wasn't very good and we're bitterly disappointed, and, to be fair, we were outplayed in all categories," he said.

"We're a good side and we've got people who can make the difference, and at the moment we're all just off it.

"But we can't worry about who we lose to, we've got to make sure we win. It's gone now, all you can do is plan for how we're going to attack the next Championship game, which is at Sussex in two weeks' time.

"That will be another difficult match, there are no easy matches anymore, it doesn't matter who you play against."

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