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Full name William John Roy Harrington
Born January 30, 1915, St John's Wood, London
Died January 23, 1988, Blandford, Dorset (aged 72 years 358 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
William Harrington who was on the groundstaff at Lord's after the Second World War, died on January 24, 1988, at the age of 72. As a right-arm fast-medium bowler, he made nine appearances for Middlesex in 1946 and 1948 and three for MCC before disappearing from the scene in 1951. Considering that his nine wickets in 1946 were obtained at a little more than 13 apiece, with 6 for 57 against Yorkshire at Bramall Lane his best performance, Harrington must have been disappointed not to have made further progress, especially at Middlesex were short of openers at the time. After retiring from the first-class game, he coached at the now extinct Beaumont Catholic School. His 16 wickets cost 23.50 and his efforts as an aggressive tailender brought him his 143 runs, including an innings of 45 against Oxford in The Parks.
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