Stourbridge born inside forward Cecil Blakemore played for Heath Villa in 1920 before joining Aston Villa’s books during 1921-22 as an amateur without playing for their first eleven. He played for Stourbridge and Redditch Town before joining Second Division Crystal Palace in December 1922 making his Football League debut at Port Vale the same month. He became a Palace regular over 5 seasons at Selhurst Park, firing 20 goals in 1926-27 and only being behind Percy Cherrett in the scoring charts for 3 seasons. By the time he joined Bristol City in May 1927 he had scored 56 goals in 141 appearances. He played 2 seasons at Ashton Gate top scoring in 1928-29 and netting 20 goals in 42 appearances, before joining Brentford in May 1929, where he enjoyed another 2 seasons scoring 28 goals in 83 appearances. He joined Norwich City in August 1931 and continued his record as a consistent contributor of goals, top scoring for the club in 1931-32 and netting 29 times in 70 appearances before joining Swindon Town in June 1933. He scored 8 goals in 27 appearances during 1933-34 before joining non league Brierley Hill Alliance in 1934.