1926 – 1969
Who was Stanley Bergin?
A left-handed batsman, he made his debut for Ireland against Yorkshire in July 1949. He went onto play for Ireland on 53 occasions, his last match coming against Hampshire in September 1965. 27 of his matches for Ireland had first-class status. He opened the batting for Ireland for sixteen years. He played 53 matches, he had 98 innings, 7 not out's, 2524 runs, his average was 27.74, he got fifteen 50's, two 100's and 17 catches. He played for Pembroke CC and Ireland.
He was one of a family of seven boys, Stanley was eduacated at Westland Row CBS. He played football and hurling for the school and represented Leinster at college level. He was also a top junior-soccer player and played fullback for Monkstown in rugby's Leinster Senior Cup. Add to that a golf handicap of 15 and league-level table tennis and you have a remarkable all-round sportsman. But on top of it all was his love and aptitude for the game of cricket.
He joined Pembroke CC, for whom his brother Bernard opened the batting. Bernard won two caps for Ireland against the 1937 New Zealanders, when the three-day match ended in one day. Two other brothers, Augustine and Gerard also played senior cricket.
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- Dec 18, 1926
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- Aug 4, 1969
on July 23, 2013
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