A centreman, Eason will forever hold a place in the Geelong record books as being their first footballer to play 200 VFL games. Bill was also an outstanding cricketer in the Geelong Cricket Association taking 547 wickets @ 10.7 from 1902-1931. G.C.A. Team Of The Century. He is buried at the East Geelong Cemetery in a family plot that is marked with his younger brother's headstone who died of injuries sustained in a football match at the Corio Oval aged in his early twenties.