Clarkson, Cliff

Birth Date

21st January 1917


Barrow-in-Furness (then Lancashire)



Biographical Text

Cliff Clarkson from Barrow was a wartime guest player for Exeter City during 1944/45 when, as the situation eased, a number of games were organised to constitute the first football played by the club since 1939. 

He is recorded as having played against Yeovil in March 1945 when he scored both of City's goals in a 2-2 draw. 

Cliff first appeared for Barrow during the 1937/38 season and re-appeared after the war when he played 22 times for the club in the 1945/46 interim competitions scoring on seven occasions. Also playing football for Netherfield and Lancaster City, he was a well-known club cricketer who appeared for Barrow in league cricket. 

Cliff died in Barrow-in-Furness in 1986.


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