Trent Copeland stars with the bat for a beaten St George

WHILE Trent Copeland’s St George side suffered a heavy loss to Sutherland on Saturday in the second round of the NSW Premier Cricket competition, it was not through lack of effort from the Bathurst talent.

LEADER: Trent Copeland shone with the bat in a beaten side.

LEADER: Trent Copeland shone with the bat in a beaten side.

The two-day competition at Glenn McGrath Oval saw former Australian opener Shane Watson star, belting 184 off 151 as his side batted first. It helped Sutherland to 9-427 declared and left the Saints with a formidable chase.

It was one in which they fell 153-runs short.

However, skipper Copeland showed plenty of fight for his side.

He claimed 4-97 on day one as he bowled 29 overs – 10 more than any other member of the Saints’ attack – then impressed with the bat on day two.

Coming in at number five, Copeland notched up his 14th half century in first grade as he belted 72 off 73 deliveries. His knock included six boundaries and four sixes.

He finally fell at 6-269.