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
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 & 49/0d Derbyshire 77/2d & 118/4
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Leics won by 6 wickets
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan won by 10 wickets
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 & 170/5 Worcs 403/5d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 187 Middlesex 260 & 44/0
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 & 135/0 Lancashire 429
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-3
Notts won by 159 runs
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