Former England cricketer and highly respected journalist and broadcaster, Vic Marks, will be Worcestershire Cricket Society’s second guest speaker of the winter next Tuesday (November 12) in the Graeme Hick Pavilion from 7.30pm.

Marks enjoyed a distinguished career with Somerset and was part of their all-conquering one-day side in the late 1970s and early 190s when he played alongside Viv Richards, Ian Botham and Joel Garner.

He ended his career, which spanned the years 1975 to 1989, with 859 first class and 286 List A wickets from his off-spin.

Marks was a more than useful lower batsman and also scored 12,419 first class runs at an average of 30.29 and 4,175 List A runs.

He was captain of Oxford University in 1976-1977, playing alongside former Worcestershire player Imran Khan and Chris Tavare.

Marks played in six Tests for England between 1982 and 1984 and was a key member of the ODI side during the 1980s and made 34 appearances which yielded 44 wickets.

Since hanging up his spikes, Marks has shown his prowess with the pen and behind the microphone.

He is currently the cricket correspondent for The Guardian and Observer and is a regular summariser on BBC Radio’s Test Match Special.