Alex Bosomworth

Alex Bosomworth played for Redcar, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Barrow.

Born in Coatham in 1904, Alex (or sometimes Alec) Bosomworth was an all-round sportsman. A talented and versatile footballer, he played in at least seven different positions during his playing career, also representing Redcar Cricket Club.

After representing Eston Juniors in the early 1920s, Bosomworth played for Redcar’s ill-fated Northern League side after they had dropped out of the division and joined the Cleveland League instead. It was clear that his abilities were far above that of local leagues, and he was snapped up by Middlesbrough in 1923 after Redcar folded. He spent two years as a professional with Boro, but didn’t make any appearances in their Division One side.

He then moved to Darlington, making eight Football League appearances, as well as scoring countless goals for their North Eastern League reserve side. Spells in the Third Division with Barrow (where he finished top scorer) and Bradford Park Avenue followed, briefly joining Grantham too.

He spent the early 1930s back in Redcar, appearing in Redcar’s cricket side, before moving to London. He represented Woolwich Borough Council’s football side owing to his employment as a porter for Woolwich Town Hall. Bosomworth was also an air raid warden in World War II. He died in Bexley, aged 83.

See also

Redcar AFC

External links

Alex Bosomworth on Wikipedia