Capped by England amateurs five times, George Bromilow played in both Great Britain’s matches in 1956, scoring two second half goals in the 9-0 demolition of Thailand before a humiliating 6-1 defeat by Bulgaria. An international footballer since the age of 18 when he played for England Youth against Ireland at Hull in 1949, he was on Liverpool’s books as an amateur at the time but never played for them. He played for Northern Nomads and then joined his hometown team Southport in 1955. In four seasons with the Sandgrounders he scored 37 goals in 84 games before moving to Bishop Auckland. He never turned professional and devoted himself to his teaching career at one of Southport’s best known schools, Meols Cop. He was also a fine cricketer and was an all-rounder with the town’s top team, Southport & Birkdale, known locally as S & B.