Duxbury: Thomas (Tom)
Born: Accrington: 1898
Debut v Notts County (a): 01-09-1924
5’7” 11st 8lb (1922)
Duxbury began his career at Accrington Stanley, but sprang to prominence at Preston
North End. He made his Preston debut at Burnden Park on 4th April 1921 as North End
were beaten 0-3 by Bolton Wanderers. By the time he joined Leeds in June 1924, he had
already appeared in an F.A. Cup Final. He was a member of the Preston North End team
which lost to Huddersfield Town in the controversial 1922 Cup Final at Stamford Bridge.
He made fifty-one League appearances for Preston and scored one goal, before he joined
Leeds. However, his time at Elland Road was not successful, as, after making his debut,
he soon found Harry Sherwin and Jim Baker in charge of the number four jersey. When
Willis Edwards arrived on the scene, in March 1925, his first team chances were over
and he moved to Non-League Fleetwood in 1926.