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Alan James Ball (1945–2007) by Bob Thomas, 1975 Bob Thomas / Getty Images


Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager, was born on 12 May 1945 at 2 Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Lancashire, the son of (James) Alan Ball, builder's joiner, later publican, and his wife, Violet, née Duckworth. His father was an occasional professional footballer with ...


Quinton, Sir John Grand (1929–2012), banker and football executive, was born at Hilton, 23 The Avenues, Recreation Road, Norwich, on 21 December 1929, the younger son and second of the three children of William Grand Quinton (1898–1968), then a clerk at Barclays Bank...


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Ward, William (1787–1849), cricketer and banker, was born at Highbury Place, Highbury, Middlesex, in July 1787, the second son of George Ward (d. 1829), of Northwood Park, Cowes, a London merchant and large-scale landowner in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, and his wife, ...