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William Cooper
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William Cooper

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1881 - 1884

Full Name

William Henry Cooper

Born

September 11, 1849, Maidstone, Kent, England

Died

April 05, 1939, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 89y 206d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

relations

(great-grandson)

TEAMS

William Henry Cooper, who at the time of his death in Australia on April 5, 1939, was acclaimed as the oldest Australian Test player, owned Maidstone, Kent as being his birthplace in 1849. Taken to Australia when eight he did not start serious cricket until 27, and then only on medical advice. Cooper soon gained a reputation as a slow leg-break bowler and, against England at Melbourne in the 1882 New Year's match, he took nine wickets. He came to England with W. L. Murdoch's team in 1884 but did not play in a Test. In a busy cricket life he captained Victoria, was a State Selector, and vice-president of the Victoria Cricket Association.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test2311376.5000010
FC2639152474610.2900160
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2344622696/1209/20025.112.0249.50010
FC2631821739717/3724.493.2744.8050
William Henry Cooper
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