Mentioned in Dispatches

  • Colin Cook scored a phenomenal 72 league and cup goals in the 1931-32 season.
  • Jimmy McMillan The only man in the history of the Amateur Cup to win four winners medals, all with Crook.
  • Ronnie Thompson Leading all time scorer with 117 goals including a Wembley goal in the 1954 Amateur Cup Final.
  • Ray Snowball 325 appearances, one as an outfield player, the most by any keeper with 108 clean sheets. Three Amateur Cup Finals for the club.
  • Derek Gardener most capped player whilst playing for the club, seven.
  • George Brown most goals in a match, 8, 6th Nov v South Bank in a 9 - 0 win.
  • Tony Butterfield rarely done in the of history of football at any level, a hat-trick of penalties in 90 minutes v Ferryhill on March 12th 1969 in a 5-2 win v Ferryhill. Tony converted 27 penalties out of 58 goals scored in 361 appearances, mainly as a full back.
  • Dennis Pinkney : Most appearances for the club 527. Debut 23rd Aug 1973, last game 2nd Sept 2006, 33 years later when Crook struggled to turn out a team when the squad left after the first game of the season. Amazingly Dennis was booked for the first time in a Crook shirt in this game. Jokingly Dennis quoted " He was a bit younger and quicker than me" he was 51 at the time.
  • Jackie Foster most consecutive appearances for the club,127 from Aug 19th 1978 to Jan 31st 1981.
  • Bill Harburn In the Crook squad that won the league in 1952-53 season Emigrated to Austrialia in the mid 1950's and settled in Melbourne continuing his trade as a boilermaker and played for Victorian State League club Hakoah, classed as easily the best full-back to play in Victoria. Played in an Australian X1 V South China. Selected for Australian Olympics team in 1956 in Melbourne but played in neither of their matches. On 15th October 1970 he was working on the construction of the West Gate Bridge in Melborne when a 2,000 -tonne archway collapsed, falling into the river losing his life with 33 other workers.

Source : Club Historian Michael Manuel