He has played more Australian Country Championships matches than anyone else, scored the second most amount of runs and collected a few national XI caps along the way.
Now, Merewether captain and former NSW Country representative Simon Moore is being recognised for his achievements at the annual cricket tournament.
The 42-year-old is set to be inducted into the recently established Australian Country Championships hall of fame, with the official presentation taking place next week at the end of the upcoming competition in Shepparton, Victoria.
“It’s a well deserved honour for Simon,” Newcastle District Cricket Association and NSW Country chairman Paul Marjoribanks said.
“He is the most dominant player of his era in both Newcastle and NSW Country cricket. But this award goes beyond the statistics - Simon has great passion and respect for the country cricket system.”
All-rounder Curry and Queensland pair Brian May and Michael Warden were the first players to make the honour board 12 months ago. The previous two groups of inductees were late tournament founders and long-serving administrators.
Moore, a right-handed batsman who also bowled seamers and kept wickets at various stages, earned the gong following a distinguished career for the Bush Blues.
He played a record 71 games for NSW Country at the national championships, including at least two titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
This featured 2747 runs, produced from 78 innings at an average of around 40, only behind May (3463) on the overall standings.
His highest score was an unbeaten 154 against South Australia in 2003.
Moore was named player of the tournament in 2005-06 after making 394 runs at 78.80 per knock.
Moore has worn the coveted baggy green cap against a touring Sri Lankan squad and the Queensland Sheffield Shield side.
Long-time Victorian scorer Bill Williams is this year’s only other hall of fame inductee.
Meanwhile, NSW Country will open their 2018-19 campaign against Western Australia and hosts Victoria in a T20 double header on Thursday.
The Bush Blues then meet South Australia on Friday and Queensland on Saturday. Five back-to-back 50-over matches start on Sunday.
Former Test players Shaun Tait and Bryce McGain will feature in a T20 exhibition game at Deakin Reserve on Wednesday.