Thomas Cook (cricketer and footballer)

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This article is about the English cricketer. For the American actor with the same name, see Tommy Cook (actor).
Tommy Cook
Personal information
Full name Thomas Edwin Reed Cook
Born (1901-01-05)5 January 1901
Cuckfield, Sussex, England
Died 15 January 1950(1950-01-15) (aged 49)
Brighton, Sussex, England
Nickname Tommy
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-pace
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1922–1937 Sussex
First-class debut 1 July 1922 Sussex v Leicestershire
Last First-class 3 September 1937 Sussex v Surrey
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 460
Runs scored 20198
Batting average 30.37
100s/50s 32/98
Top score 278
Balls bowled 6530
Wickets 80
Bowling average 36.00
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/24
Catches/stumpings 169/1
Source: CricketArchive, 5 May 2014

Thomas Edwin Reed Cook (5 January 1901 – 15 January 1950) was an English cricketer for Sussex County Cricket Club.[1] He was also a professional footballer with Brighton & Hove Albion and Bristol Rovers, who made one appearance for England in 1925. He later became manager at Brighton.

A right-handed batsman, he played 460 first class games for Sussex, making 20198 runs with 32 hundreds. He was prolific in the seasons of 1933 and 1934 where Sussex were runners-up.

Cook served in both world wars, suffering serious injuries in the latter when part of the South African Air Force.

He committed suicide ten days after his 49th birthday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Cook". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

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