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Tommy Cook

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 1: A 0
100% successful

1925

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Thomas Edwin Reed Cook
Born 5 February 1901 in Cuckfield, East Sussex [registered in Cuckfield, March 1901].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, the two month old Thomas is the youngest of two children, both sons, to Alfred and Eliza. They live at South Street, Cuckfield. His father is a naturalist.

According to the 1911 census, Thomas Edwin is now a scholar, and he and his brother still live with their parents at 30 South Street. His father is a confectioner. His mother is not on this census return but they are still married.

Married to Ivy E. Pratt [registered in Cuckfield, June 1925]
Died 15 January 1950 at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, aged 49 years 344 days [registered in Brighton, March 1950]
"Took his life while the balance of his mind was disturbed...
"Death was due to poisoning caused by a large overdose of barbituric acid derivative contained in capsules. Cook suffered from heart trouble and chronic bronchitis".
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 4lbs [1927].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Sussex and also during the First World War. Joined Cuckfield FC before signing amateur forms with Brighton & Hove Albion FC in 1921, turning professional in 1923 until 1929. Took a year off to coach cricket in Capetown, South Africa. Joined Northfleet FC in September 1930 and then Bristol Rovers FC on 7 October 1931, retiring in June 1933, after an initial trial, retired two years later.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played for first-class cricket for Sussex CC 1922-37

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) Spent one season managing Brighton & Hove Albion FC from June 1947;

England Career

Player number 488th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 144, 28 February 1925, Wales 1 England 2, a British Championship match at Vetch Field, Glamorgan Street, Swansea, aged 24 years 24 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1924-25;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Fought during the Second World War with South African Air Force, making corporal in January 1943. He was seriously injured in an accident at a South African air school which hospitalised him for six months. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.72/73.

 

Tommy Cook - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tommy Cook - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Tommy Cook - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1924-25 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Tommy Cook - Match History
 Club: Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 24
1 144 28 February 1925 - Wales 1 England 2, Vetch Field, Swansea BC AW Start cf

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