Bill Barron

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Bill Barron
Personal information
Full name William Barron
Date of birth (1917-10-26)26 October 1917
Place of birth Houghton-le-Spring, England
Date of death 2 January 2006(2006-01-02) (aged 88)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1938 Charlton Athletic 3 (0)
1938–1951 Northampton Town 166 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William Barron (26 October 1917 – 2 January 2006), known as Bill Barron, was an English sportsman, who played football in the higher leagues before the Second World War and, along with some football, first-class cricket afterwards.

Biography[edit]

William Barron was born in Herrington, Co Durham on 26 October 1917. Before the Second World War, Barron, his first name shortened to Bill, was mostly known as a footballer, playing for Wolves (though not in a first team fixture), Charlton and Northampton. He was mostly a forward, but played on after the war for Northampton as a left-back.[1]

His post-war focus was on cricket: a left-handed batsman and leg-break bowler and an occasional wicketkeeper, Barron played 118 first-class games for Northamptonshire between 1946 and 1951.[2] His first-class debut, however, came in a 1945 match for Lancashire against Yorkshire. He also played once for Sir PF Warner's XI in 1947. He died in Northampton on 2 January 2006, aged 88.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: William Barron". www.espncricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bill Barron". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 

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