Victor Croome

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Victor Croome
Personal information
Born (1899-11-30)30 November 1899
Westminster, London, England
Died 1 September 1973(1973-09-01) (aged 73)
Thaxted, Essex, England
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1928-1930 Royal Air Force
First-class debut 13 June 1928 Royal Air Force v Army
Last First-class 5 July 1930 Royal Air Force v Army
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 124
Batting average 17.71
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 36
Balls bowled 0
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 6/4
Source: CricketArchive, 19 December 2007

Victor Croome (30 November 1899 – 1 September 1973) was an English cricketer.[1] A right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper, he played first-class cricket for the Royal Air Force between 1928 and 1930.[2]


Born in Westminster, London in 1899, the son of Gloucestershire player Arthur Croome,[2] Victor made his first-class debut for the RAF against the Army in 1928. He also played against the Royal Navy the same year. He played against the same opponents in 1929.[3]

After a final match for the RAF against the Army in 1930,[3] the remainder of his recorded cricket career took place in the Far East. He played for the Straits Settlements against the Federated Malay States in 1932 and 1933, and for Malaya against Hong Kong and Shanghai in Hong Kong in 1933.[4] He died in Essex in 1973.[2]