|Full name||Thomas Hector Toogood|
|Born||29 December 1872|
Clifton, Bristol, England
|Died||23 September 1953 80) (aged|
Stapleton, Bristol, England
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 29 January 2012
Thomas Hector Toogood (29 December 1872 – 23 September 1953) was an English cricketer. Toogood was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm slow-medium. He was born at Clifton, Bristol.
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