Midfielder for Huddersfield Town, Carlisle United, Queen of the South, and, briefly, the Doncaster Rovers. Also a professional cricketer, he played primarily for Leicestershire and the England Test team.
In the mid 1950s, before making his professional debut for Huddersfield Town, he played his youth soccer career for the Shrewsbury Town F.C. Then, in the early 1960s, he made his professional cricket debut for Yorkshire.
After ending his career as an athlete, he became a cricket umpire.
Born John Christopher Balderstone, he was raised in Huddersfield, England.
He joined Huddersfield Town in the spring of 1958 on the invitation of then-coach Bill Shankly.