Full Name

Trent Aaron Copeland

Born

March 14, 1986, Gosford, New South Wales

Age

36y 268d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

1.95 m

In an era of academies and youth pathways, the fast bowler Trent Copeland is a throwback. His rise to the national squad came through the more traditional route of dominating at grade level and then starring in state cricket. His New South Wales debut came at the age of 23 and was all the more remarkable because four years prior he was a wicketkeeper-batsman. But the switch to bowling suited the tall Copeland, whose efforts with the St George club led to a stunning entry into state cricket in 2009-10. He finished his maiden first-class season with 35 victims at 17.57 in only five matches, and the 8 for 92 he claimed in his first innings of Sheffield Shield cricket was the second-best haul by a player on first-class debut for New South Wales.

The next summer he reached the 50-wicket milestone in his eighth game, the fourth-fastest to the mark in New South Wales history. Seam and swing, combined with the extra bounce from his 1.95 frame, make him a difficult man to face, and he was the joint highest wicket taker in the Shield in 2010-11 with 45 victims. Despite not having earned a Cricket Australia contract in 2011, he was named in the Test squad to tour Sri Lanka. A five-wicket haul in the tour match showed that his skills could translate to different conditions, and catapulted him into the Test XI for the first Test in Galle. He performed an important holding role in Australia's series win, going for only 2.1 an over, but faded from the selectors' thoughts thereafter. However, he remained a very consistent first-class performer, and was recruited by Northants as an overseas player for the 2013 season.


ESPNcricinfostaff - April 2013

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3664822762/243/8737.832.10108.0000
FC11120225420104534078/9210/11325.682.4662.417213
List A292914891283415/325/3231.295.1636.3120
T203336620---10.33-000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3413923*13.007750.64007020
FC11115527214210616.73399053.681827591100
List A291451112312.3312588.800013180
T20310111.00333.33000000
Trent Copeland
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Test
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
NSW vs South Aust7 & 1*3/58 & 1/5723-Mar-2022AdelaideFC
NSW vs West Aust50/39 & 0/1115-Mar-2022SydneyFC
NSW vs Tasmania9 & 60/38 & 4/4618-Feb-2022SydneyFC
NSW vs Queensland0 & 121/47 & 3/2809-Feb-2022BrisbaneFC
NSW vs Victoria7* & 40/005-Nov-2021MelbourneFC
Photos
Trent Copeland claimed his 400th first-class wicket
Trent Copeland produced a seam-bowling masterclass
Trent Copeland celebrates another scalp
Trent Copeland and Kurtis Patterson lead New South Wales off the field
Trent Copeland acknowledges the crowd after earning his six-for
Trent Copeland celebrates one of his wickets