Dark blue Yorkshire cap, by WV Brown of Eton, with Wilson's name tape sewn into the crown. Shows some signs of age, but generally in very good condition.
A right-hand batsman and outstanding close fielder, Vic Wilson was awarded his County Cap in 1949, but rose to prominence when he took charge of the Yorkshire side in 1960 from Ronnie Burnet, who had led the county to the Championship the previous year, ending Surrey's seven-year domination. Yorkshire's first professional captain since 1882, Wilson sucessfully retained the Championship title in 1960, a feat that earned him a place as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year in 1961. Wilson also Captained Yorkshire to the title in 1962, after which he stood down in favour of Brian Close.