Morton, Geoff

Birth Date

27th July 1924


Acton, Middlesex



Biographical Text

Goalkeeper Geoff Morton enjoyed half-a-dozen outings for Exeter City in the mid-1950s as Hugh Kelly’s understudy. He had previously appeared for Watford and Southend as well as playing cricket for Middlesex. He was a first-class cricket umpire around the time he was with City.   

Geoff was playing for Southern League Chelmsford City when he got his chance at Football League level signing for Watford in October 1948. He was to make 107 league appearances in just over three years. He then signed for Southend United in February 1952 but only featured in 25 league games before moving to Exeter City in September 1954.

He went straight into the City side that lost 3-0 at Norwich and retained his place in goal for the following five matches until first choice keeper Hugh Kelly came back into the side. He left Exeter at the end of the 1954-55 season and retired from playing football.

Geoff played cricket for Middlesex as a right-arm, medium-fast bowler and appeared in two first-class matches in the 1950 county championship before becoming an umpire officiating in 13 first-class matches between 1954 and 1957.

Geoff Morton died on 28 January 2000 in Malvern where he had earlier been a cricket coach at Malvern College. 





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