Jack M Crook
(school years 1934-41)
All Old Camdenians will be saddened by the passing of Jack Crook on 24th June 1997.
Jack, known to many of his friends as 'Jasper' was a gentleman in every sense of the word and a warm and generous person always willing to assist and advise. Many people benefited from his kindness and benevolence which emerged through a sometimes crusty exterior used to effect when exercising his sharp wit and humour.
His academic achievements were many, including a honours degree in modern languages and an accountancy qualification. After serving as an officer in the Army during the war, he worked in local government and until his retirement he was a college bursar. His main abiding interest was in the game of cricket, as a player, spectator and an administrator. It is true to say that this interest lasted until the end of his life for he was taken ill and died on his way from the Lord's Test match.
Jasper was deservedly famous for his statistical publications and it is therefore fitting to end by recording his invaluable services to the Old Camdenians Cricket Club.
Chairman 1965-1984 (Elected as Honorary Life Member)
Fixture Secretary 1949-1955
Team Secretary 1950 s Scored 7320
Hundreds 1* F
Wickets taken 42
We shall all greatly miss Jasper and our heartfelt sympathy goes to his wife, Enid and family.
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