Castle Avenue, Dublin

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Castle Avenue
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground
Ireland compete against Essex at Castle Avenue, Dublin, 13 May 2007, Friends Provident Trophy - 100 1795 (2).jpg
Ireland compete against Essex at Castle Avenue in May 2007
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
End names
City End
Killester End
International information
First ODI21 May 1999:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
Last ODI15 May 2019:
 Ireland v  Bangladesh
Last T20I29 August 2021:
 Ireland v  Zimbabwe
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 29 August 2021
Source: Cricinfo

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.

Location and dimensions[edit]

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 sports[edit]

There are also two rugby union pitches within 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 21 May 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]

ODI Centuries[edit]

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 hauls[edit]

As of 11 January 2020

Five-wicket hauls have been taken on the ground on four occasions, all of them in ODIs.

Five-wicket hauls in Men's One Day International matches at Castle Avenue
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn O R W Result
1 John Blain 29 July 2008[a]  Scotland  Netherlands 1 9 22 5 Scotland won[5]
2 James Hopes 17 June 2010  Australia  Ireland 2 9 14 5 Australia won[6]
3 Abu Jayed 15 May 2019[b]  Bangladesh  Ireland 1 9 58 5 Bangladesh won[7]
Five-wicket hauls in Women's One Day International matches at Castle Avenue
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn O R W Result
1 Amelia Kerr[A] 13 June 2018  New Zealand  Ireland 2 7 17 5 New Zealand won[9]


  1. ^ This match took place during the 2008 European Cricket Championship Division One final competition which was held in Ireland.
  2. ^ This match was part of the 2017 Ireland Tri-Nation Series between Ireland, Bangladesh and New Zealand.
  1. ^ Kerr's five-wicket haul was her first in international cricket. She also scored 232 not out during the same match, a new record in women's ODI cricket. She was aged 17 when the match was played.[8]


  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.
  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. ^ "European Championship Division One at Dublin, Jul 29 2008". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Only ODI, Australia tour of England and Ireland at Dublin, Jun 17 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  7. ^ "6th Match, Ireland Tri-Nation Series at Dublin, May 15 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  8. ^ Kerr 232*, Kasperek 113, New Zealand 440 in another massive win, CricInfo, 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  9. ^ 3rd ODI, New Zealand Women tour of Ireland and England at Dublin, Jun 13 2018, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-01-11.

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