They’ve got a lifetime of stories from within the game and Vic Marks & David Lloyd shared their best Surrey & Kia Oval tales with our Members earlier this week.
Two of the voices of cricket for a generation – Lloyd on Sky Sports and Marks with Test Match Special and in the Guardian – reminisce on their memories of coming up against Surrey, representing England at The Oval and returning since the end of their playing days.
Click on the below video to hear what the pair had to say in conversation with Surrey’s Head of Communications Jon Surtees on Wednesday night.
Prior to their media careers, both Bumble and Vic enjoyed extremely successful playing careers with Lancashire, Somerset and England, playing fifteen Test Matches between them and starring in the domestic game for many years.
After retirement their careers initially took different paths, with Bumble first training as an umpire and then becoming Head Coach of England from 1996 to 1999. After leaving coaching, he immediately joined the media and has become one of the most popular commentators of recent times.
Vic retired from the game after a fifteen year career for Somerset in which he was known as one of the most popular players on the circuit. He immediately became a cricket journalist and writes regularly about the game for The Guardian and The Observer, as well as contributing his insight and dry wit to the BBC’s Test Match Special team for many years.
Both Bumble and Vic have released new books this year.
‘Simply the Best’ by David Lloyd is a collection of his stories of the most important, influential, talented and entertaining characters he has come across in sixty years in the game, whilst ‘Original Spin’ by Vic Marks is the story of his life in cricket and has been nominated for both The Cricket Society and the MCC Book of the Year award in 2020.