Henry Michael "Mike" Barnard (born 18 July 1933 in Portsmouth, Hampshire) is an English former cricketer and professional footballer.


As a cricketer, he played for Hampshire as a right-handed, batsman and a medium pace bowler. As a footballer, he played in the Football League for Portsmouth as an inside left.[1]

Barnard played cricket for Hampshire from 1952 to 1966, playing 276 first-class matches for the county and 9 one-day matches. In 1961, he played in 13 championship matches, scoring 558 runs at an average of 29.36, as Hampshire won the County Championship for the first time. Barnard retired from first-class at the end of the 1966 County Championship season.

Barnard played for non-league club Gosport Borough before joining Portsmouth.[2] He made his Portsmouth debut on 26 December 1953, in a 1–1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the First Division. He played until the 1958–59 Football League season, scoring 26 goals from 127 first-team appearances in all competitions,[3] 25 from 116 in the Football League. He later played for non-league club Chelmsford City.[2]

His family was of Jewish origins.[4]


  1. ^ Mike Neasom, Mick Cooper & Doug Robinson (1984). Pompey: The History of Portsmouth Football Club. Milestone Publications. ISBN 0-903852-50-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Mike Barnard". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Michael Barnard". Pompeyrama. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Six-hitting Springboks put to the test". The Jewish Chronicle. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 

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