The year 1921 witnessed the births of three cricketers who would wear the White Rose and Paul Dyson looks back at their careers. One of them would go on to be a very successful captain of the county side.
One of the rarer breed of cricketer who came from the eastern part of the county, Vic Wilson was born at Scampston, near Malton, on January 17th, 1921. Previously profiled in these columns, he had a long career with Yorkshire as a powerful left-handed batsman which began in 1946 and culminated in him leading the county side in each of his final three seasons of 1960-62 in which it came first, second and first in the County Championship. He was the first professional to lead the White Rose county since 1882 and his teams had a playing record in the Championship of winning 46 and losing only 15 of their 90 matches.