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Howard Pennett Cooper was a first-class cricket
First-class cricket
First-class cricket is a class of cricket that consists of matches of three or more days' scheduled duration, that are between two sides of eleven players and are officially adjudged first-class by virtue of the standard of the competing teams...

er, who played for Yorkshire
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 from 1971 to 1980, and for Northern Transvaal in the 1973/4 season

Cooper was a right arm medium pace bowler, and tail end left-handed batsman. In 101 first-class matches, he took 233 wickets, with a best of 8-62, at an average of 28.02. He scored 1,191 runs, with a best score of 56, at an average of 14.34. He took 177 wickets at 23.63 in 142 one day games, with a career best of 6-14.

He played club cricket for Bankfoot C.C. He developed his talent for swing and seam at brisk pace through Bankfoot's junior teams, before helping them win the Bradford League
Bradford League
The Bradford League was a football competition based in England. It sat at level 14 of the English football league system. The league was a feeder to the West Riding County Amateur Football League - in 2006 Dudley Hill Athletic made the step up to the higher level. It was sponsored by the local...

 championship in 1972. Howard re-joined the club as captain
Captain (cricket)
The captain of a cricket team often referred to as the skipper is the appointed leader, having several additional roles and responsibilities over and above those of a regular player...

 in 1984, where they gained promotion and led the side and the bowling attack for a further two years in Division One.

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