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Vic Wilson      

Full name John Victor Wilson

Born January 17, 1921, Scampston, Malton, Yorkshire

Died June 5, 2008, Yedingham (aged 87 years 140 days)

Major teams Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Norton Boys School; Malton Grammar School

John Victor Wilson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 502 770 79 21650 230 31.33 30 119 549 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 502 692 435 9 2/1 48.33 3.77 76.8 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1946-1963
Profile

A right-hand batsman and outstanding close fielder, Vic Wilson took charge of Yorkshire side in 1960 from Ronnie Burnet, who had led the county to the Championship the previous year, ending Surrey's seven-year domination. Yorkshire's first professional captain since 1882, under him they retained the title in 1960 and regained it in 1962, after which he stood down in favour of Brian Close.

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1962

Vic Wilson and Fred Trueman on the way to winter nets at Headingley, April, 1962

Vic Wilson and Fred Trueman on the way to winter nets at Headingley

© Playfair Cricket Monthly

Sep 15, 1954

Bob Appleyard, Vic Wilson and Len Hutton in London before heading out for the tour of Australia, London, September 15, 2008

Bob Appleyard, Vic Wilson and Len Hutton in London before heading out for the tour of Australia

© Getty Images

Jun 8, 1952

Vic Wilson

Vic Wilson

© PA Photos

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1961

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 375 & 101/3 Northants 221
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Jul 13-16
Warwickshire 285/6
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester - Jul 13-16
Hampshire 23/2
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool - Jul 13-16
Lancashire 225 Notts 92/2
Worcs v Leics at Worcester - Jul 13-16
Worcs 321 Leics 13/0
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Cheltenham - Jul 14-17
Gloucs 18/1
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