William Victor Fox

William (Victor) Fox came to Exeter City on trial for a month in mid September 1931.
He made his debut against Bristol Rovers Reserves on the 26th of September 1931 in a Western League fixture. 

The press reported his signing as follows:-

Exeter City have engaged a new right full-back, William Victor Fox, on trial
for a month, and he will assist the Reserves at Eastville on Saturday next. Last season Fox made 37 Football League appearances for Newport County (these included the two Christmas holiday matches against Exeter) and was offered terms for this season, but declined.
Previously with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesbrough, the new full back is 5ft. 9ins. in height and weighs list. 71b. In the summer he plays cricket as a professional for Worcestershire, having joined them in 1923.”

He he had been at Newport County the previous season, making 37 apperances for them in 1930/31. William had also played football at Middlesborough and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He was also a first class cricketer.

William Fox made his first-class cricket debut for Worcestershire in 1923, he ended the season with nearly 1000 runs, including an unbeaten maiden century of 178 against Northants. His batting average was 32.7 in his first season, but his career was put on hold by the MCC, over a technicality over his qualification to play.

His career resumed in 1926, until 1930 when he was a regular in the Worcestershire team, hitting a thousand runs in 1926,1928 and 1929, and 999 in 1927, his best season was in 1929 when he scored 1457 runs and a best ever innings of 198. He only bowled, occasionally, a total of 35 overs in his career. He played less in 1930 and not at all in 1931, when he joined City after the season finished.

William died at the age of 51 in 1949.



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