Trent Copeland

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Trent Copeland
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Personal information
Full name Trent Copeland
Born (1986-03-14) 14 March 1986 (age 28)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Copes
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 420) 31 August 2011 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 16 September 2011 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010– New South Wales
2012 Sydney Thunder
2013– Northamptonshire
2013– Sydney Sixers (squad no. 9)
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 3 57 23 3
Runs scored 39 1,221 70 1
Batting average 13.00 20.01 10.00 1.00
100s/50s 0/0 1/6 0/0 0/0
Top score 23* 106 21 1
Balls bowled 648 13,168 1,189 30
Wickets 6 211 30 0
Bowling average 37.83 25.43 33.93 -
5 wickets in innings 0 10 2 -
10 wickets in match 0 2 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/24 8/92 5/32 -
Catches/stumpings 2/- 48/– 5/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 7 June 2013

Trent Aaron Copeland (born 14 March 1986) is an Australian cricket player. He is a right-arm fast bowler who currently plays first-class cricket for New South Wales.[1] He made his Test debut for Australia against Sri Lanka in August 2011.

Cricket[edit]

Originally from Bathurst, Trent Copeland began his career as a wicketkeeper at St George cricket club.[2] In a third grade game, with the front line bowlers exhausted, St George turned to Copeland needing 4 wickets for a win, with the close of play 10 minutes away. Copeland bowled magnificently, taking an astonishing 4/1 from 2 overs. Copeland quickly came up through the ranks of St George, and was the second highest wicket-taker with 61 at 16.62 in the Sydney Grade competition in 2008–09.

He made his first class debut for NSW against Queensland at the SCG on 27 January 2010 and took a remarkable 8/92 in the first innings. It was the second-best figures in a maiden first-class fixture for New South Wales.[3] Copeland took an impressive 35 wickets at 17.57 in a remarkable, debut Sheffield Shield season. Despite playing just 5 games he was the third highest wicket taker behind only Ben Cutting and Peter George who both played the full 10 games – twice as many as Copeland. He was also named in the ACA four-day team of the year two seasons in a row 2009/10 and 2010/11.[4] Copeland replaced Doug Bollinger in the Sydney Thunder Big Bash squad, and his stocks continued to rise.[5]

Copeland won the Allan Border MedalBradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2010. He was also recently named in the Australia A four-day and one-day squads to tour Zimbabwe in July 2011, and was subsequently named in the test squad to tour Sri Lanka in August 2011.[6]

Copeland made his Test debut for Australia in Galle, Sri Lanka, where he picked up the wicket of Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, whose wicket he would claim twice more in 5 innings. He scored a vital 23* in the second innings of his debut test, achieving the fourth highest score in the innings.

Other achievements[edit]

Aside from his cricketing career, Copeland also represented the Australian College of Physical Education with great aplomb, often being selected for the highly competitive Australian University Games team. Trent represented ACPE at baseball and touch football, and is a scratch golfer.[7]

Copeland is married to Australian Diamonds and NSW Swifts netballer, Kimberlee Green,[8] despite being harshly described by the Australian press as "the very definition of unfashionable".[9]

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