Clontarf Cricket Club Ground

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Castle Avenue
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground
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 21 May 1999:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
Last ODI 24 May 2017:
 Bangladesh v  New Zealand
Only T20I 25 July 2015:
 Afghanistan v  Oman
Team information
Clontarf Cricket Club (1896 – present)
As of 24 May 2017
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.

Other sports[edit]

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

International cricket[edit]

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]

International centuries[edit]

There are four 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  Ireland 107  Pakistan 23 May 2013 Tied
4 116* Ed Joyce  Ireland 132  Pakistan 26 May 2013 Lost


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