Full name Victor James Marks
Born June 25, 1955, Middle Chinnock, Somerset
Current age 61 years 273 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
|Test debut||England v Pakistan at Leeds, Aug 26-31, 1982 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v England at Lahore, Mar 19-24, 1984 scorecard|
|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|
|First-class span||1975 - 1989|
|List A span||1975 - 1989|
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.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history