Clontarf Cricket Club Ground

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Castle Avenue
Ground information
Location Clontarf, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°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
Establishment 1958
Capacity 3,200
End names
City End
Killester End
International information
First ODI May 21, 1999: Bangladesh v West Indies
Last ODI May 8, 2014: Ireland v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Clontarf Cricket Club (1896 – present)
As of June 25, 2014
Source: Castle Avenue, cricinfo

Castle Avenue, also known as Clontarf Cricket Club Ground is a cricket ground in the suburb of Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland.

It sits in the shadow of 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.

Clontarf is one of three 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.

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clontarf Cricket Club
  2. ^ "ICC announces schedule of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 

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