Duncan Cooper (cricketer)
Duncan Elphinstone Cooper
22 November 1904
Paddington, London, England
Domestic team information
11 February 1851 Victoria v Tasmania
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Source: CricketArchive, 7 November 2011
Duncan Elphinstone Cooper (c. 1813 – 22 November 1904) was an Indian-born Australian cricketer who played for Victoria. He was born in Bengal, India and died in Paddington.
He was the son of Major General George Cooper (1777–1847) and his first wife Jane née Munn (1778–1823).:3
In 1841 he travelled from London to Australia with George and Harry Thompson, brothers who were to become his partners as squatters and sheep farmers near Fiery Creek, Raglan.:4 In his spare time Duncan painted landscapes of the surrounding area which were later gathered together and published as “The Challicium Sketch Book”.
Cooper made a single first-class appearance for the Australian cricket team, during the 1850–51 season, against Tasmania. This match was the first ever first-class cricket match in Australia. From the opening order, Cooper scored four runs in the first innings in which he batted, and a duck in the second.
In 1854 Cooper left Australia and returned to London where he lived, a confirmed bachelor, until his death at the age of ninety.:21
^ a b c d Brown, Philip L (1987). The Challicium Sketch Book 1842-53 (PDF). Canberra, Australia: National Library of Australia. ISBN 978-0-642-10410-6.
“Cooper, Duncan (1813-1904)”. Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
Duncan Cooper at Cricket Archive
ISNI: 0000 0000 6320 1791
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