Thomas Cook (cricketer and footballer)

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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 Right-handed
Bowling 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.


  1. ^ "Thomas Cook". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

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