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Bill Barron      

Full name William Barron

Born October 26, 1917, Herrington, Co Durham

Died January 2, 2006, Northampton (aged 88 years 68 days)

Major teams Lancashire, Northamptonshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 120 200 13 4772 161* 25.51 6 22 98 2
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 120 200 5 1/1 40.00 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1945 - 1951
Profile

Bill Barron was almost 30 by the time he made his first-class debut immediately after the Second World War, but between 1946 and 1950 he scored good runs in a side struggling for form. Although he played for Northamptonshire, his first-class debut was for Lancashire against Yorkshire in August 1945. A No. 3 or 4 batsman, Barron passed 1000 runs twice, in 1946 and 1947, and the highest of his six hundreds was 161* against Cambridge University in 1948. He lost his place in the side after a wretched start to the 1951 season and did not play again. Barron was also a talented footballer, with spells at Wolves and Charlton Athletic before he went to Northampton Town on a free transfer in 1938, managing one season before the War. A natural forward, he became a left back when football resumed and continued with Northampton until he retired in 1951.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Match drawn
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts won by 113 runs
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 2
Cambridge U won by 5 wickets
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 562 Essex 299/3 (68.3 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Jul 2
Sussex won by 7 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
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