Pickering, Peter

  • Home
  • /
  • Pickering, Peter

Peter Pickering

Peter Pickering

Clubs played for: New Earswick, York City, Chelsea, Kettering Town, Northampton Town (1946-1958)

Born: 1926

Birthplace: New Earswick

Position: Goalkeeper

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.

Back to previous page


Do you have any interesting, happy, or humorous memories of Peter?
If so, please let us know and we will be happy to share them with the world!

Pickering, Peter Peter was a classmate of mine at Archbishop Holgates Grammar School in York for six years September 1937- July 1942. We both aspired to be goalkeepers and both played for the school team taking it in turns. We both joined the army on the same day and six months later we met each other at an officer’s training course, I was posted to the Indian Army for service against the Japanese. I lost touch with Peter but suspect he stayed in the UK. When I returned home in 1947 I was amazed to find him playing for York City. In India I was picked to play as goalkeeper for the brigade I was training with and we played an international team touring the area to raise the moral of the troops. It included both Dennis and Leslie Compton plus other stars. We drew with no score but I did save a penalty from Dennis. After that not much football was played with more serious things happening. I have always felt that if things had been different with me staying at home and Peter going to the Far East it would have been me playing for York City and Chelsea. Fond dreams?

29-12-20 Bruce McIntosh

Pickering, Peter Peter Pickering played cricket for British Timken C.C.in the Northamptonshire County Cricket League. Another Northampton Town F.C. player in the team was Bill Barron. Peter lived in Holmleigh Close, in Duston. He was R.H. batsman/wicketkeeper.
21-08-20 Donald Collin

Add Your Comments