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

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
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 96/2 (37 ov)
North Group: Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Jul 27
Northants won by 23 runs
North Group: Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Jul 27
Yorkshire won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
North Group: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 27
Durham won by 4 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Jul 27
Lancashire won by 27 runs
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 27
Surrey won by 165 runs
South Group: Sussex v Hampshire at Hove - Jul 27
Hampshire won by 9 runs
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