|Full name||Theodore Cecil Thompson|
12 July 1926|
|Died||19 July 2011(aged 85)|
|Position||Wing, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock|
|1951||British Empire XIII||2||0||0||0||0|
Thompson took up rugby league when working near Hunslet. He turned out to have a natural talent for the game. He went on to play for Great Britain and Ireland and was transferred to Workington Town in Cumbria after which he was manager of Barrow.
Cec Thompson played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Workington Town's 9–13 defeat by Wigan in the 1958 Challenge Cup final during the 1957–58 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 10 May 1958.
Thompson built up his own window cleaning business, and then qualified to teach Economics with a degree from the University of Leeds and a teaching diploma at the age of 39, initially at Dinnington Comprehensive School and then at Chesterfield Grammar School.