Trent Copeland and Moises Henriques were awarded life membership of St George District Cricket Club on Tuesday night.
The pair, who played all their senior cricket at St George before embarking on impressive state and national representative careers, were honoured at Club Rivers as part of the club's annual general meeting.
Copeland and Henriques, St George's 59th and 60th life members, join some illustrious company on that list with Bill O'Reilly, Arthur Morris, Sir Donald Bradman, Kerry O'Keeffe and Brian Booth all St George life members.
Lost for words (unlike me 🤮). Incredibly humbled to have received Life Membership @stgeorgedcc. Love this club.— Trent Copeland (@copes9) July 10, 2019
Extremely fitting to have done so alongside a great friend & man who’s been a huge influence @Mozzie21
Amazing that @Kimmygee8 & family surprised me to be there! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/l4qKgTX6Aa
Copeland, St George's current first grade captain, has won four first grade premierships with Saints, a third grade grand final and three under-21s titles.
His story is part of Saints folklore. Copeland started out as a wicket-keeper for the club's third grade team before making a rapid rise as a fast bowler, taking more than 350 first grade wickets.
Copeland and Henriques are two of 49 NSW representatives and two of 13 Australian representatives to have come from St George's ranks.
Copeland played three Tests for Australia, his debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2011. He has also played 89 first class matches for NSW.
Henriques played four Tests for Australia, making his debut against India in Chennai in 2013, as well as 11 one-day internationals and 11 T20 matches. The 32-year-old has also played 92 first class matches for NSW.
The all-rounder has eight first class centuries and made two Test half centuries to go with his two first class five-wicket hauls.