The death of Cec Wyles

October 10, 1990
Cec Wyles, he Everton centre forward who frequently deputised for Tommy Lawton in wartime games, has died at his home in Liverpool, aged 70.

Wyles joined Everton from Peterborough in 1938 at the age of 18, but did not get a first team opportunity before the war. He guested for Tranmere Rovers during the war, and played on both wings for Everton.

But it was as Lawton’s deputy that he gave his best service, scoring 23 goals in 18 games in 1944-45, including three hat-tricks.

He was transferred to Blackburn Rovers in October 1945 and scored four times in his first game. After a brief spell with Bury he signed for Southport in November, 1946 and became captain of the Haig Avenue club for whom he scored 53 goals in 143 games.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: October 15, 1990)

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