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County defeat Bangor for inaugural Bertie Coleman Memorial Trophy

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The 2016 season officially got under way with the visit of Bangor Cricket Club to the Mardyke for two friendly fixtures on Saturday and Sunday, 23rd & 24th April. It proved to be a good weekend of pre-season cricket with the weather looking kindly on at the Mardyke for both the 40 over game on the Saturday and T20 on the Sunday. With quite a few cobwebs to brush off it proved to be invaluable match practice ahead of another busy season for the club. The match marked the inaugural contest for the Bertie Coleman Memorial Trophy in honour of the former Cork County member and club stalwart who passed away in recent years.

On Saturday, Bangor won the toss and batted first making 177 all out in 39.5 overs. Aaron Cawley and Morne Bauer set the tone early on with some tight seam bowling. Brian Kelleher, Kevin O’Sullivan and Qassim Butt also chipped in with useful spells of bowling which restricted the northerners from gaining any real momentum to their innings during the middle overs before Bauer and Cawley returned at the death.

In reply, County got off to a commanding start with openers Ross Durity and Ian Coleman looking to take the attack to the Bangor bowlers. Durity showed his finesse through backward point and the covers while Coleman played some elegant cover drives before playing around a straight one. Cormac Hassett put his jet lag to one side with a composed innings and was joined by skipper Morne Bauer as the two of them edged County to within grasp of the required total. Both batsmen departed with the home side needing just 30 runs which Duggan and Qassim Butt knocked off comfortably to clinch a 6 wicket victory

Sunday’s T20 saw a much changed Cork County side go down by 1 wicket to the visitors. Setting a target of just 97 thanks mainly to a 60 run partnership between skipper Scot Jeffers and Anthony O’Reilly, the Cork County skipper needed his bowlers to make early inroads in order to complete a weekend double for Leesiders. Wickets were shared amongst the bowling attack of Aaron Cawley, Justin McGurk, Brian Kelleher and Sachon Saxena but the home side came up short by 1 wicket.

Anniversary Mass for Bertie Coleman

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

There will be an anniversary mass for the late Bertie Coleman next Saturday, 9th November, in the Church of the Incarnation in Grange from 6.30 p.m. Club members are more than welcome to join his son Peter and the rest of the extended Coleman family as they honour Bertie’s memory. #CCCC

Club member and stalwart Bertie Coleman passes away

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Club has been informed of the passing of Club member and stalwart Bertie Coleman after a long battle with cancer. Bertie passed away at 4 p.m. this afternoon and the Club would like to offer its sincerest condolences to his son Peter and his whole family. Bertie was a regular visitor to the Mardyke as a supporter in recent years and was of course well known in Munster cricket as an umpire for many years and will be greatly missed.

Removal will be taking place at 7 p.m. from O’Sullivans in Turners Cross to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ballinlough on Tuesday with the Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Funeral will follow afterwards at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Mercy University Hospital Cancer Care. Full details will be available in the Irish Examiner on Monday, 12th November.

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