Vic Marks

Country: England
Born: June 25, 1955, Middle Chinnock, Somerset
Height: 5ft 9in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Allrounder

Vic Marks Bio

Victor James Marks, widely known as Vic Marks, was born on November 1, 1955, in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. From a young age, he showed a great passion for the game of cricket, and it was this passion that eventually catapulted him to become one of England’s most beloved cricket players.

Marks grew up on a farm, where his love for cricket began to blossom. With his mild and nervy demeanor, he seemed an unlikely fit for the fiery Somerset dressing room of the 1980s. However, his determination and hard work earned him a place in the England team as an all-rounder during a period when talent in this area was scarce.

While Marks may have seemed unassuming on the field, he possessed a unique set of skills that made him a respected player. Despite bowling off-breaks that were often hit for six, he managed to surprise opponents with his ability to take crucial wickets. In one-day internationals, he had his fair share of standout performances, proving that his unorthodox style could be surprisingly effective.

Off the field, Marks was known for his amiable and self-deprecating nature, making him adored by teammates and opponents alike. He never had any enemies and was respected for his sportsmanship and fair play. Throughout his career as a cricketer, he played as a highly successful overseas professional for Western Australia, where he faced some of cricket’s toughest challenges.

The end of his playing career marked the beginning of a new chapter for Marks. He transitioned into the field of journalism and broadcasting, where he thrived as a writer and commentator. Known for his wit, shrewd analysis, and kindness, Marks earned himself a reputation as one of cricket’s highest-class journalists. His deep knowledge and understanding of the game made him a sought-after voice in the cricketing community.

In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Marks continued to contribute to the cricketing world through his involvement in coaching and mentoring young players. His passion for the game never wavered, and he was determined to pass on his knowledge and experiences to the next generation of cricketers.

Today, Marks remains an iconic figure in English cricket. His contributions to the sport, both on and off the field, have left an indelible mark on the game. Whether it was his unexpected moments of brilliance as a player or his insightful analysis as a journalist, Vic Marks will always be remembered as one of cricket’s nicest and most respected individuals.

With his endearing personality and unwavering dedication to the sport, Victor James Marks has left an enduring legacy in the cricketing world. From his humble beginnings as a farm boy to becoming a celebrated cricketer, journalist, and mentor, his journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and a true love for the game.

Vic Marks Career Stats

Vic Marks Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 1 249 83 27.66 532 46.8 0 3 23 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 34 24 3 285 44 13.57 434 65.66 0 0 16 0 8 0
FC 342 500 90 12419 134 30.29 - - 5 73 - - 144 0
List A 304 241 56 4175 81* 22.56 - - 0 14 - - 75 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Vic Marks Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 10 1082 484 11 3/78 3/78 44 2.68 98.3 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 34 32 1838 1135 44 5/20 5/20 25.79 3.7 41.7 0 2 0
FC 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
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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