Bernard Considine

Cricket Player

1925 – 1989


Who was Bernard Considine?

Bernard 'Bernie' Considine was an Australian sportsman who played first-class cricket for Victoria and Tasmania as well as Australian rules football with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League.

Considine, an Old Paradian, played regularly for Hawthorn from Round 7 in the 1952 VFL season. He managed just three senior appearances the next season and ended his league career with 16 games and seven goals. He then moved to Tasmania to coach the Cooee Football Club in the 1954 North West Football Union season.

As a right arm fast bowler, Considine took 25 wickets at 29.44 from eight first-class matches. His best bowling performance was figures of 6/85 which were taken when he represented Victoria against Western Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a Sheffield Shield match. The Ararat born paceman played one match for Tasmania, in 1954/55, against the Marylebone Cricket Club and his three top order wickets were Denis Compton, Len Hutton and Reg Simpson.

His younger brothers, Maurie and Frank also played football for Hawthorn.

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Apr 8, 1925
Jun 4, 1989

on July 23, 2013


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