Born in Somerset and educated at Radley College in Berkshire, Victor Hickley learnt his trade with Brain’s Brewery and through a friendship with Sam Brain, the talented young batsman also played for Glamorgan during the 1890s.
Having opted not to follow his father, Rear Admiral VG Hickley into a naval career, he moved to South Wales to commence his training with Brain’s and during 1894, after some decent innings for Cardiff, he made his Glamorgan debut, aged just 20, against the MCC at Cardiff Arms Park. His made a single appearance again in 1895 against Monmouthshire at Usk, before playing on a regular basis during 1897, during which he struck half-centuries against Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade and Surrey 2nd XI at the Arms Park.
After completing his training in the brewing trade, Victor served in the 4th Battalion of the British Army during the Boer War, before returning to the UK and working in Tipperary and Staffordshire, besides running a brewery in Leeds in South Yorkshire.
HICKLEY, Victor Allen.
Born – Ashcott, Bridgwater, 6 December 1873.
Died – Bishop’s Hull, Taunton, 5 January 1956.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Championship – 62 v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1897.
Minor CountyFriendlies – 54 v Surrey 2nd XI at Cardiff Arms Park, 1897.