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
|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.
By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries
Also, what's the record for most matches without scoring a run?