Coulson and Readman honoured at annual memorial matches

The Steve Coulson and Mick Readman memorial games were held at the weekend.

The Steve Coulson and Mick Readman memorial games were held at the weekend.

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Friends and family gathered to remember two of Scarborough’s former sporting personalities over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Former Edgehill manager Steve Coulson and ex-Cloughton Cricket Club stalwart Mick Readman were remembered at the annual memorial games in their honour.

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An Edgehill FC XI took on a team managed by Shaun Mancrief, with the latter winning 8-5 at Staxton before the players and spectators enjoyed a barbeque and drinks.

Steve’s son and current Edgehill secretary Alec Coulson said: “It’s great to see so many old faces from my dad’s teams still turning up to play, putting a shirt on and remembering him.

“The likes of Paddy Mancrief and Tubby Ingle played for my dad for years so it’s great to see them coming out and playing in the game.

“I’d like to thank Billy Pashby for refereeing the game and Shaun Mancrief for sorting the other team out, which he has done every year we’ve done this game.

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“A big thank-you also has to go to everyone who turned up to play or watch.

“It was a great day.”

Former Cloughton CC stalwart Mick Readman was also honoured as his sons Mikey and Damian captained sides against each other.

Damian’s team came out as victors on the day, making it 6-2 overall to Mikey.

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Neil Elvidge scored 84 for Damian’s team, while Mikey scored 32 himself as his side could only make 138 chasing 162.

Mikey, who played the day after getting married, was delighted with the turnout for the match.

He said: “It was a really good turnout for the game.

“I’m not sure how much we raised for St Catherine’s Hospice, but we had the race night on the Friday and I put buckets out at my wedding on Saturday.

“It is just good to see people supporting the game still. It was a good day.”