Clubs played for: New Earswick, York City, Chelsea, Kettering Town, Northampton Town (1946-1958)
Birthplace: New Earswick
Biography: The club paid a then record £20,000 to bring Pickering to the club in 1948. He shared goalkeeping duties with Harry Medhurst and played 19 games in his first season. Struggled to overcome inconsistency and was sold in June 1951 to Kettering Town for £250. He later emigrated to South Africa, where he became a first class cricket umpire. Lived in the Cape Town area and worked for Columbit who manufactured heavy-duty kitchenware. He then joined Jack Lemkus Sports before assisting in the sports department of Hensilwoods. Died in November 2006.
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