NEWS: Former City winger Crickmore dies

Former Hull City winger Charlie Crickmore, the footballing fireman, has died at the age of 76.

Crickmore came through the ranks at City and made his debut under Bob Brocklebank in 1959. Despite being highly-rated, he was surprisingly sold to Bournemouth in 1962, and went on to play for Rotherham, Norwich, Notts County and Gillingham before retiring. He won his one honour in the game as part of the Notts County side that were Fourth Division champions in 1971.

He returned to East Yorkshire after his playing career ended, joining the fire service and becoming a renowned referee in the local leagues. Until recently, he was living in Thorngumbald.


2 replies
  1. Blackadder
    Blackadder says:

    I remember watching Charlie play when the South Stand was Bunker’s Hill, he was a talented player and I’ve no idea why he was sold unless the club needed the cash in the era before Harold Needler opened his wallet and became City’s benefactor. He certainly oversaw one of the most exciting times to be a City fan with Waggy, Chilton, Houghton and Butler banging in the goals!

  2. Owen
    Owen says:

    So sad to here of Charlie’s passing. A great winger, fast, 2 footed, superb crosser with an eye for goals and always had a smile on his face. He was also a great referee, still was faster than most of the players
    he reffed!
    That has also always puzzled me why Hull let him go for a very small fee, even in the early 60’s.
    Specially when you think of his age. Four years later Cliff Britton signs Ian Butler for £40,000 , he too was a great winger, but think how Charlie would have improved in those 4 years. In those 4 years Hull
    Never had a fast raiding wingman to help the young Chilton, hate to think how many points and goals selling Charlie cheaply cost both Chris and the Tigers.

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