Victor Cannings biography

Victor Cannings

Cricket Player

1919 –


Who is Victor Cannings?

Victor Henry Douglas Cannings is a former English cricketer. Cannings was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace.

Cannings made his first-class debut for Warwickshire against Northamptonshire in the 1947 County Championship, where on debut Cannings took two wickets for 19 runs in Northamptonshire's second innings.

From 1947 to 1949 Cannings represented Warwickshire in 53 first-class matches. In his debut season of 1947, he took 63 wickets at a bowling average of 29.57, with best figures of 5–49, which was one of his three five wicket hauls for the club during that season. Thereafter, in the 1948 and 1949 seasons Cannings struggled to take wickets, playing his last first-class match for Warwickshire against Somerset.

In his 53 first-class matches for Warwickshire, Cannings scored 745 runs at an average of 14.32, including his only first-class half century which yielded him highest first-class score of 61. With the ball Cannings took 88 wickets at an average of 31.11, with best figures of 5–49 and three five wicket hauls, all coming in his debut season for the county.

In 1950 Cannings joined the county of his birth, Hampshire. Cannings made his first-class debut for the club against Middlesex. In his debut season Cannings' bowling was revitalised, and he took 83 wickets at 24.32, with his career best figures of 7–52 coming as he made three five wicket hauls. In 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1954 seasons he took over 100 wickets, with Cannings taking his first ten wicket haul in a match in 1951. Cannings continued to take wickets for the county, taking over 50 wickets in the 1955, 1956, 1957, and 1959 seasons.


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Apr 3, 1919
  • England

on July 23, 2013

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