City's ‘Russi' Cooper becomes India's oldest living first class cricketer
The Times of India Mumbai|June 17, 2020
Mumbai: Yesteryear cricketer Rustom Cooper, 97, became India’s oldest living first-class cricketer this week after the passing away of Vasant Raiji. He is now the only living Indian to have played in the Pentangulars, the pre-Independence league which hosted teams formed on community lines.
Gaurav.Gupta@timesgroup.com

Cooper, who played for the Parsees (1941-42 to 1944-45), Bombay (1943-44 to 1944-45) and Middlesex (1949-1951), has also achieved another distinction. According to English cricket county club Middlesex’s website, Cooper, born in Mumbai on December 14, 1922, on Monday became Middlesex’s oldest first-class cricketer, aged 97 years, 183 days. The record was earlier held by James Gilman, who passed away on September 14, 1976, aged 97 years, 182 days.

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