Vic Marks – Petworth Festival

West Sussex

October 29, 2019


Original Spin

In conversation with sports journalist Mark Church, the much-loved former England cricketer, journalist and broadcaster tells the story of his life in cricket.

In an irresistible memoir of a life lived in cricket, Vic Marks returns to the heady days when cricketing giants Viv Richards and Ian Botham were young men and yet to unleash their talents on the world stage. After the high-octane dramas of Somerset, playing for England was almost an anti-climax for Marks, who became an unlikely all-rounder in the mercurial side for the 1980s.

Moving from the dressing room to the press box, with trenchant observations about the modern game along the way, Original Spin is a charmingly wry, shrewdly observed account of a golden age in cricket.

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Leconfield Hall, Market Square, Petworth GU28 0AH