William Henry Copson was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire between 1932 and 1950, and for England between 1939 and 1947. He took over 1,000 wickets for Derbyshire, and was prominent in their 1936 Championship season. Cricket correspondent, Colin Bateman, noted Copson was, “a flame-haired pace bowler with a temper to match, became a cricketer by accident”.
|Full name:||William Henry Copson|
|Born:||Apr 27, 1908, Stonebroom, Derbyshire, England|
|Died:||Sept 14, 1971, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England|
|Batting style:||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style:||Right-arm fast-medium|
About Bill Copson
High tempered Derbyshire player who took 1,000 wickets during a career that spanned from 1932-1950.
He never played cricket as a kid, but during the 1926 General Strike, his co-workers convinced him to start playing.
He made three tests during his career, but World War II kept him from making any more.
He was born in Stonebroom, Derbyshire, and died in Clay Cross, Derbyshire.
He is one of an elite list of players to take at least five wickets on their test debut, along with stars such as Syed Abid Ali.
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