Walter Creasor

Walter Creasor played football for Redcar, Middlesbrough and Darlington before a career in motorsports
Creasor at Darlington

Wal Creasor is fondly remembered in the North East for his sporting prowess, but not just his footballing ability. After hanging up his boots, he joined his brother Fred as prominent motorcycle riders. First as a motorcycle football rider, the Creasors reached the cup final in 1927 representing Middlesbrough. He took part in the first speedway meeting in the North East the following year, taking part in the Scottish Open the year after that, also riding for both Halifax and Newcastle. He also represented Yorkshire at Wembley.

Wal Creasor’s brother Fred taking part in motorcycle football

Wal began his football career in 1921 when he joined Redcar’s Northern League side as a teenager. Operating as an outside left, he did enough in his one season with The Recruits to earn a place in the Middlesbrough side. He struggled to break into the first team, though, and predominantly played in the North Eastern League with the reserves. He moved to Darlington shortly afterwards, playing six league games before calling time on his career in 1925.

Redcar 1921/22, Creasor is on the back row on the far right

See also

Redcar AFC

External links

Walter Creasor on Wikipedia