john dowers - fact file
|Born in Walthamstow on 8th October 1923.
Attended Markhouse Road Senior Boys school.
Was a very good schoolboy cricketer.
Represented Walthamstow, Essex and London Boys.
Played for England Boys against Scotland at Sunderland in May 1938.
Nephew of former Spurs player of the 1910s-1920s Charlie Hannaford.
Employed as office boy to chief scout Bob Ives and went as a spare player to a game at Norwich City, finally got a game against Southend United at Roots Hall, but the match was abandoned after an hour because of fog.
Debut away v Watford on 30th December 1939 in a Football League South Group A match.
Guested for Dartford and Luton Town during the war. Stayed at Kenilworth Road from 1939.
Played 83 times for the Hatters and scored 13 goals, but left to join West Ham in July 1943 making three appearances that season in their reserves.
Emigrated to America and worked in the clothing and freight trades before retiring to Florida.
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