TRENT Copeland produced the standout allround performance of the opening round of the Sydney first grade competition.
The still-young and former Test bowler showed he is still representative material by following his innings of 122, that featured all the swash and buckle,with sustained and accurate stints at the bowling crease that yielded 3-49.
Unfortunately, if you were a Parramatta supporter Copeland's performance was for the wrong team.
Copeland's double highlighted St George's crushing first innings win over Parramatta.
Parramatta's task of chasing the hosts' 5-417 at Hurstville Oval was always going to be a virtual impossibility on Saturday, and so it proved.
The visitors struggled along to 213, with left-handed first drop Darren Smith giving promise of a productive season with a resolute 76.
Smith batted for 124 balls and 178 minutes and hit 10 fours before being the eighth man out.
He got late support from fast bowler James Parkinson, whose 40-run cameo lasted 74 balls and included six fours.