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Castle Avenue Cricket Ground, also known as Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, is a cricket ground in the suburb of Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. It is one of two grounds of Clontarf Cricket Club, the other being at Mount Temple Comprehensive School, and is also home to two rugby union pitches belonging to Clontarf FC. The ground is one of only three One Day International grounds on the island of Ireland.

Castle Avenue
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground
Ground information
LocationClontarf, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°22′04.97″N 6°12′25.75″W / 53.3680472°N 6.2071528°W / 53.3680472; -6.2071528Coordinates: 53°22′04.97″N 6°12′25.75″W / 53.3680472°N 6.2071528°W / 53.3680472; -6.2071528
Establishment1958
Capacity3,200
End names
City End
Killester End
International information
First ODI21 May 1999:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
Last ODI15 May 2019:
 Ireland v  Bangladesh
Only T20I25 July 2015:
 Afghanistan v  Oman
First WODI16 August 1990:
 Ireland v  England
Last WODI13 June 2018:
 Ireland v  New Zealand
First WT20I28 August 2012:
 Ireland v  Bangladesh
Last WT20I29 August 2012:
 Bangladesh v  Pakistan
Team information
Clontarf Cricket Club (1896 – present)
As of 16 May 2019
Source: Castle Avenue, cricinfo

Location and dimensionsEdit

The ground lies near Clontarf Castle, and is home to Clontarf Cricket Club.[1] The 50th anniversary of the first game played on the current cricket field was celebrated in 2008. It has a capacity of 3,200 spectators.

Other sportsEdit

There are also two rugby union pitches within the complex, which are home to Clontarf FC since 1876.

International cricketEdit

Clontarf is one of three One Day International (ODI) grounds in Ireland (the others being Stormont in Belfast and Malahide in Dublin), hosting its first ODI match on May 21st, 1999 as part of the 1999 Cricket World Cup when Bangladesh played the West Indies. Ireland played their first ODI at that venue in July 2007 against the West Indies as part of a quadrangular series.

It was selected as a venue to host matches in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[2]

In May 2017, the venue hosted its first match between two Full Member teams when Bangladesh played New Zealand in the 2017 Ireland Tri-Nation Series.[3]

RecordsEdit

International centuriesEdit

ODI CenturiesEdit

Eight ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.[4]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 116* Gary Wilson   Ireland 113   Netherlands 16 August 2010 Won
2 122* Mohammad Hafeez   Pakistan 113   Ireland 23 May 2013 Tied
3 103 Paul Stirling (1/2)   Ireland 107   Pakistan 23 May 2013 Tied
4 116* Ed Joyce   Ireland 132   Pakistan 26 May 2013 Lost
5 179 John Campbell   West Indies 137   Ireland 5 May 2019 Won
6 170 Shai Hope (1/2)   West Indies 152   Ireland 5 May 2019 Won
7 109 Shai Hope (2/2)   West Indies 132   Bangladesh 7 May 2019 Lost
8 130 Paul Stirling (2/2)   Ireland 141   Bangladesh 15 May 2019 Lost

International five-wicket haulEdit

ODI five-wicket haulEdit

Three five-wicket haul was taken at this ground.[5]

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 John Blain 29 July 2008   Scotland   Netherlands 1 9 22 5 2.44 Won[6]
2 James Hopes 17 June 2010   Australia   Ireland 2 9 14 5 1.55 Won[7]
3 Abu Jayed 15 May 2019   Bangladesh   Ireland 1 9 58 5 6.44 Won[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clontarf Cricket Club
  2. ^ "ICC announces schedule of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Bangladesh seek maiden away win against New Zealand". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Statsguru/ Bowling Records/ Five wicket haul". ESPNCricinfo.
  6. ^ "European Championship Division One at Dublin, Jul 29 2008". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Only ODI, Australia tour of England and Ireland at Dublin, Jun 17 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  8. ^ "6th Match, Ireland Tri-Nation Series at Dublin, May 15 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

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