The Cuckfield man who played football for England (and cricket for Sussex)!

Updated: Oct 18, 2020

For a summary of Tommy Cook's sporting life please go to:- http://cuckfieldmuseum.org/people/cook



Tommy Cook (seated on the left) with 1925 England team

Saturday, 28 February 1925


Home International Championship 1924-25


Wales 1 England 2 [1-2]

Vetch Field, Glamorgan Street, Swansea, Glamorgan

Attendance: 8,000; Kick-off: 3.00 pm GMT


ENGLAND'S GOOD FORM

England beat Wales in the 42nd match played between the two countries at Swansea on Saturday by two goals to one. Wales, therefore, who were the International champions last year, have now no chance of repeating that performance. England were, on the day, decidedly the better team, but Wales were unfortunate in having to make three late changes in the composition of their side.


England took the lead after 11 minutes' play, when Gray left his goal in an attempt to check Cook which left Roberts and easy opening. At the end of a quarter of an hour England increased their lead. Dorrell finished a splendid run and from his centre Roberts headed the ball through...

Fowler led one or two attacks for Wales and at the end of 35 minutes he passed back to Keenor, who put in a low shot which swerved in the mud out of Pym's reach. - The Times - Monday 2nd March, 1925

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