William Cooper (cricketer)
|Full name||William Henry Cooper|
11 September 1849|
Maidstone, Kent, England
|Died||5 April 1939
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Bowling style||Leg break|
|Relations||Paul Sheahan (great-grandson)|
|Test debut||31 December 1881 v England|
|Last Test||12 December 1884 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricket Archive, 23 October 2010|
William Henry Cooper (11 September 1849 in Maidstone, Kent – 5 April 1939 in Melbourne) was an Australian cricketer who played in 2 Tests between 1881 and 1884. He took six wickets on debut in the second innings against England in Melbourne in 1882.
A handy leg-break bowler, he was also noted for his services to Victorian Cricket where after his playing days he served as a state selector and later as vice president of the Victorian Cricket Association.
His great grandson, Paul Sheahan, also played Test cricket for Australia.
- "1st Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 – Jan 4, 1882". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
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