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

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.


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.


  1. ^ "Obituary: William Barron". Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Bill Barron". Retrieved 23 June 2013.

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