Thomas Cook (cricketer and footballer)
|Full name||Thomas Edwin Reed Cook|
5 January 1901|
Cuckfield, Sussex, England
|Died||15 January 1950
Brighton, Sussex, England
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||1 July 1922 Sussex v Leicestershire|
|Last First-class||3 September 1937 Sussex v Surrey|
Source: CricketArchive, 5 May 2014
Thomas Edwin Reed Cook (5 January 1901 – 15 January 1950) was an English cricketer for Sussex County Cricket Club. 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.
- "Thomas Cook". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013.