Leeds born wing half Cecil Eastwood made his senior debut in an FA Cup tie in January 1920 for Castleford Town in a 2-0 victory over Hednesford Town. He also played in the next round when they narrowly lost to Second Division Bradford Park Avenue. He then joined Plymouth Argyle the same summer, and although not selected for Plymouth’s inaugural Football League fixture, played 20 league games in their debut season making his debut in September against Newport County. He became a regular in the team over the subsequent 3 seasons he spent in Devon, scoring 3 goals in 119 appearances before a move to Second Division Preston North End, for whom he scored twice in 22 appearances in 1925-26. He then moved to Stoke City, initially playing all but 2 games as Stoke won the 1926-27 Division 3 (North) Championship, however his opportunities were limited at the higher level and after only 7 Second Division games, and a total of 48 appearances for Stoke, he joined Stockport County in 1928, retiring without having played a first team match.