Malahide Cricket Club

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Malahide
Personnel
CaptainFintan McAllister
Team information
ColorsBlack & Gold
Founded1861
Home groundMalahide Cricket Club Ground
Capacity11,500[1]

Malahide Cricket Club was founded in 1861 and is situated within Malahide Castle demesne, near the railway station. The club has over 400 members and is open all year round. The club currently fields 20 teams (5 Senior Men’s, 2 Ladies, Development XI, 12 youth and a Taverners side).

The club has won a number of honours in its history, most notably the Irish Senior Cup in 2002 (Men's) and the Ladies' Senior Cup and Pilkington Plate competitions.

Home ground[edit]

The Village or Malahide Cricket Club Ground is a cricket ground in Malahide, Ireland. The ground is owned by the Malahide Cricket Club and has been developed to take a capacity of 11,500 when using temporary grandstands making it Ireland's biggest cricket venue.[1][2]

In September 2013, International Cricket Council cleared the ground to host an international cricket match. The ground hosted its first international cricket match when home team Ireland played against England, with England winning by six wickets after captain Eoin Morgan hit 124 not out on what had been his home ground in his youth.[3]

Malahide was also set to be the stage for two Twenty20 games against the touring South Africa A side in 2012, but both games were cancelled.[4]

The ground became Ireland's third venue for international cricket, along with Castle Avenue in Dublin and the Civil Service Cricket Club Ground at Stormont.

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Malahide to host England ODI". ESPNcricinfo. 1 June 2012. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ Flynn, Odran (2 September 2013). "Cricket Ireland to get largest ever attendance tomorrow". Newstalk. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ Shemilt, Stephan (2013-09-03). "Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara give England win over Ireland". BBC. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  4. ^ "South Africa A in Ireland 2012accessdate=6 May 2014".

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Coordinates: 53°26′58″N 6°09′40″W / 53.449329°N 6.161233°W / 53.449329; -6.161233