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Vic Marks      

Full name Victor James Marks

Born June 25, 1955, Middle Chinnock, Somerset

Current age 62 years 4 days

Major teams England, Oxford University, Somerset, Western Australia

Nickname Skid, Speedy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Commentator, Journalist

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education Blundells School; Oxford University

Victor James Marks
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 6 10 1 249 83 27.66 532 46.80 0 3 23 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 34 24 3 285 44 13.57 434 65.66 0 0 16 0 8 0
First-class 342 500 90 12419 134 30.29 5 73 144 0
List A 304 241 56 4175 81* 22.56 0 14 75 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 6 10 1082 484 11 3/78 3/78 44.00 2.68 98.3 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 34 32 1838 1135 44 5/20 5/20 25.79 3.70 41.7 0 2 0
First-class 342 62992 28591 859 8/17 33.28 2.72 73.3 40 5
List A 304 13039 7966 286 5/20 5/20 27.85 3.66 45.5 3 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Leeds, Aug 26-31, 1982 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v England at Lahore, Mar 19-24, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Lord's, May 30, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Sep 4, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975 - 1989
List A span 1975 - 1989
Profile

A mild, nervy, self-deprecating farm boy with an Oxford degree and no enemies, Vic Marks was the most unlikely member of the fiery Somerset dressing room of the 1980s. He got into the England team as an all- rounder in a thin period and sometimes barely looked like a cricketer at all: he bowled apologetic off-breaks ("At any time, somewhere in the world," it was said, "someone is hitting Vic Marks for six") and his short-arm batting style never lost its hint of the village green. But his cricket could be surprisingly effective and, in one-day internationals especially, he had his moments. Everyone liked him and opponents respected him as well as liked him, and he was a highly successful overseas pro for Western Australia: cricket's nicest man surviving in its toughest school. He became an even higher-class journalist and broadcaster: witty, shrewd and kindly.
Matthew Engel

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Mar 17, 2011

Vic Marks poses with a doll of WG Grace, World Cup 2011, Chennai, March 17, 2011

Vic Marks poses with a doll of WG Grace

© Andy Zaltzman

May 27, 2007

Viv Richards, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Vic Marks on the field, England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Headingley, 2nd day, May 26, 2007

Viv Richards, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Vic Marks on the field

© PA Photos

Jul 18, 1983

Vic Marks bowls, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, The Oval, 5th day, July 18, 1983

Vic Marks bowls

© PA Photos

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 27/0 (13 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 0/1 (6 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 135/8 (46.1 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 44/0 (16 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 150/1 (51 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
Eng Lions v South Africa at Worcester - Jun 29-Jul 1
South Africa 24/1 (9.1 ov)
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