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.

The event is in aid of the Cricket Development Trust Scotland (CDTS) which is a registered charity set up to promote and support the education, development and wellbeing of children and young people within Scotland through the game of cricket.  All funds generated for CDTS are invested directly in such initiatives.

Date: - Friday 8th October 2021
Time: - Arrival from 7pm
Venue: - The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Cost: - £50 per ticket, includes 3 course meal with tea/coffee (drinks/wine not included)
Dress Code - Jacket & Tie or Smart Casual.

All profits going to CDTS and there will be a raffle and additional fundraising initiatives on the evening, with voluntary participation.

To reserve a place please contact Robbie Nellies at