Lewis Dale Cooper May, 1937 – April, 2019
Lew was Patron and Life Member of Queensland Veterans Cricket.
Lew was born in Mackay, but made his name in cricket when he played for Queensland from 1958 til 1968 as a wicket keeper.
Lew played 34 matches for Queensland scoring 462 runs, at an average of 14.
However, he excelled as a keeper, claiming 84 catches and 18 stumpings.
Later in life, and until his death, Lew was heavily involved with Lord’s Taverners Australia – a cricket-based charity organisation that gives disabled and/or disadvantaged children a chance to improve their lives by playing or participating in sport.
Lew spent many years on the management committee of QVC, and helped steer the organisation into the strong position it is in today.
Lew attended as many QVC matches as time permitted. And for those who were not aware, Lew is the “Cooper” in the annual Cooper-Finlay competition.
Most veteran’s cricketers across Australia know Lew, and have all enjoyed some of his humour.
Lew : t-t-t-t-telling a j-j-j-j-joke.