William Henry Cooper (11 September 1849 – 5 April 1939) was an English-born Australian cricketer who played in two Test matches, one in each of 1881 and 1884. He took six wickets on debut in the second innings against England in Melbourne in 1882.
|Full name||William Henry Cooper|
|Born||11 September 1849|
Maidstone, Kent, England
|Died||5 April 1939 (aged 89)|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Relations||Paul Sheahan (great-grandson)|
|Test debut||31 December 1881 v England|
|Last Test||12 December 1884 v England|
|Domestic team information|
Source: CricketArchive, 23 October 2010
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.
- "1st Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 – Jan 4, 1882". espncricinfo. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
- "The original Indian hero". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 September 2019.