Micklewright, Andy

Birth Date

31st January 1931





Biographical Text

After playing for both Bristol Rovers and Bristol City, Andy Micklewright had made over a hundred appearances for Swindon Town when he arrived at St James’ Park in 1959. Featuring regularly, and scoring eleven league goals, during his only season with Exeter City he moved on to Nuneaton Borough.

After playing for Smethwick Highfield, Andy was signed by Bristol Rovers in January 1952 where he scored one goal in 8 league appearances. He joined Bristol City in May 1953 and, in two seasons at Ashton Gate, added a further 17 goals in 39 league outings. His next move was to Swindon Town in September 1955 where he enjoyed his longest spell scoring 31 goals in 114 league appearances,

Andy joined Exeter City in July 1959 with his first game for the Grecians coming on the opening day of the 1959/60 season when he scored in a 1-1 draw with Northampton Town at St James’ Park. Playing in the first nineteen games of the season, Andy missed games in the second-half of the season but still managed to total 38 league appearances with 11 goals including six in his first eight games for the club.

With City trimming the squad at the end of 1959/60, Andy left the club and returned to the Midlands and signed for Nuneaton Borough. On retiring from playing he lived in the Torbay area and was a keen coarse fisherman and artist. 

Andy died on 5 August 2006.







Caroline Windsor nee Micklewright

Andy was my grandad. Much loved and missed. I haven't seen this post before.

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>