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Trent Copeland calls time on his First-Class career

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Last updated on 05 Mar 2023 | 10:18 AM
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Trent Copeland calls time on his First-Class career

The New South Welsh pacer ends his career as the third-best pacer in the state

The 36-year-old Trent Copeland has called time on his glorious First-Class career for New South Wales. Copeland earlier in the week, made a stunning appearance for the side against Victoria in Albury, and also took three crucial wickets. 

But the lanky speedster has now finally hung up his boot, with 410 wickets combined for New South Wales, Australia and Northamptonshire. For Australia, the 36-year-old made three appearances in the Baggy Green, with six wickets, with his last look for the country coming way back in 2011. 

Just in Australia, the right-arm seamer has picked up 344 wickets, with an average of 26.30, only behind the legendary pacers – Geoff Lawson and Greg Matthews – 367 wickets and 363 wickets respectively. Copeland announced his retirement on Instagram, with his New South Welsh cap. 

"Now it's time for family time and other things … and time I handed the reins over to some of the younger boys," Copeland told Cricket.com.au after arriving back in Sydney from Albury

"I did get emotional the other day, particularly holding my Baggy Blue in my hands talking about what it meant firstly to earn that cap … even just to have played one game, let alone (94).

"I'm incredibly proud of what I've achieved but also what my family and certainly my wife and kids have allowed me to achieve through their support, I'm very lucky."

Copeland has already transitioned into the next phase of his life, spending his time away from the sport as a commentator for Seven Network.

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