Vic Harris Dies


Sad news this evening as it has emerged on Twitter via Allan Taylor that Essex’s Vic Harris, perhaps best known as being the mentor of the likes of Steve Davis, Stuart Bingham and many more players over the years, has passed away earlier today.

I never came across Vic myself, but his reputation goes before him and you can watch him talking about the league named after him and some of the current professionals to have come from Essex, here at this excellent feature produced by the BBC a couple of years ago. Scroll to 2 hours 44 minutes for the start of the feature, or a couple of minutes later for the interview with Vic.

A selection of words from those who knew him are below…