Cricket Development Trust Scotland

Supporting Cricket in Scotland from the Grass Roots Up

An Evening with Vic Marks

Friday 8th October 2021

Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

We are delighted to advise that our next event will be an evening with Vic Marks which will take place on Friday 8th October 2021 at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh.

Vic Marks is a sport journalist and former professional cricketer. An off spin bowler, Marks played in six Test matches and thirty four One Day Internationals for England. His entire county cricket career was spent with Somerset, spanning the period between 1975 and 1989.

As a cricketer he was popular and well-liked; Wisden editor, Matthew Engel, labelled him "a mild, nervy, self-deprecating farm boy with an Oxford degree and no enemies". This was an unusual distinction in the Somerset side of the 1980s, where three explosive personalities, Viv Richards, Joel Garner and Ian Botham, had a dispute with captain Peter Roebuck, which resulted in Somerset (under the influence from Roebuck and new club Secretary Tony Brown) opting not to renew Richards' and Garner's contracts in 1986, and Botham leaving the club in protest.

It's certain to be a truly entertaining evening full of anecdotes and stories.

We are of course hopeful that by October we will all be back to some form of normality and that the event will go ahead.

Further details will be advised in due course but to reserve a place now please contact Robbie Nellies at robbie.nellies@cdts.org.uk