Full name William Robert Moon
Born June 7, 1868, Maida Vale, London
Died January 9, 1943, Hendon, Middlesex (aged 74 years 216 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Education Westminster; Pembroke College, Cambridge
Relation Brother - LJ Moon
|First-class span||1891 - 1891|
William Moon was a leading goalkeeper for London, Corinthians and Old Westminsters and he also played for England , four times against Scotland and three against Wales. The Times said he was one of the best of his generation whose reach helped him punch the ball with real authority. He played his club cricket for Hampstead and turned out twice for Middlesex in 1891. He was a solicitor.
William Moon, a well-known solicitor, died on January 9, aged 74. He headed the Westminster School averages with 28.62 in 1885, his second season in the XI, and six years afterwards played in two matches for Middlesex, scoring not out 17 in the only innings he played for the county. Surrey were beaten by an innings and 20 runs, and the other game was ruined by rain. A free, hard-hitting batsman, he fielded finely in the deep, earning fame as a sure catch. He also was good behind the stumps, and it was as wicketkeeper that he received his trial for Middlesex. Taking a more prominent part in Association football, he kept goal four times for England against Scotland, 1888 to 1891, and in three matches against Wales. He excelled for Old Westminsters and Corinthians.
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