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 two 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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