Malahide Cricket Club Ground

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The Village
Malahide Cricket Club Ground
Malahide Cricket Ground 2013.jpg
2013 ODI between Ireland and England
Ground information
LocationMalahide, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°26′57″N 6°09′40″W / 53.4493°N 6.1612°W / 53.4493; -6.1612Coordinates: 53°26′57″N 6°09′40″W / 53.4493°N 6.1612°W / 53.4493; -6.1612
OwnerMalahide Cricket Club[2][additional citation(s) needed]
OperatorCricket Ireland
TenantsIreland Cricket Team
End names
Dublin Road End
Castle End
International information
Only Test11–15 May 2018:
 Ireland v  Pakistan
First ODI3 September 2013:
 Ireland v  England
Last ODI21 May 2017:
 Ireland v  New Zealand
First T20I17 July 2015:
   Nepal v  Papua New Guinea
Last T20I29 June 2018:
 Ireland v  India
As of 29 June 2018
Source: ESPN Cricinfo

Malahide Cricket Club Ground or The Village is a cricket ground in Malahide, Ireland situated in the Lady Acre field of Malahide Castle grounds. The ground is owned by the Malahide Cricket Club.[2] The ground has been developed to a capacity of 11,500 making it Ireland's biggest cricket venue and officially opened for international cricket in 2013. In November 2017, it was confirmed as the venue for Ireland's first Test match, when they played Pakistan in May 2018.[3]


Malahide Cricket Club was founded in 1861.[4] The 5th Baron Talbot of Malahide, Richard Wogan Talbot, was fond of cricket and established a cricket ground in the grounds of Malahide Castle.[5] It would be over a century later when major cricket would first be played at Malahide, with the ground hosting a first-class match between Ireland and Scotland in 1991.[6]

International cricket[edit]

In September 2013, International Cricket Council cleared the ground to host international cricket. 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.[7] The capacity was designed to be increased to 11500 using temporary grandstands and hospitality tents making it the biggest in Ireland with a record attendance for the Island of Ireland of over 10,000.[1][8]

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

Malahide was also confirmed as the stage for two Twenty20 games against the touring South Africa A side in 2013.

It was selected as a venue to host matches in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[9]


International centuries[edit]

On the very first Test cricket match for Ireland, Kevin O'Brien scored the maiden Test century at the venue.[10]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 118 Kevin O'Brien  Ireland 217 3  Pakistan 11 May 2018 Lost

10 ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.[11]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 112 William Porterfield  Ireland 142  England 3 September 2013 Lost
2 124* Eoin Morgan  England 106  Ireland 3 September 2013 Won
3 101* Ravi Bopara  England 75  Ireland 3 September 2013 Won
4 101* Richie Berrington  Scotland 126  Ireland 10 September 2014 Won
5 116* Calum MacLeod  Scotland 141  Ireland 10 September 2014 Won
6 100* Dinesh Chandimal  Sri Lanka 107  Ireland 16 June 2016 Won
7 135 Kusal Perera  Sri Lanka 128  Ireland 16 June 2016 Won
8 152 Sharjeel Khan  Pakistan 86  Ireland 18 August 2016 Won
9 109 Niall O'Brien  Ireland 131  New Zealand 14 May 2017 Lost
10 104 Tom Latham  New Zealand 111  Ireland 21 May 2017 Won

International five wicket hauls[edit]

Test five-wicket hauls[edit]

There has been a single Test five-wicket haul in this venue, when Mohammad Abbas took 5/66 in Pakistan's win over Ireland in May 2018.[12]

ODI five-wicket hauls[edit]

Five ODI five-wicket hauls have been taken at this venue.[13]

# Figures Country Player Opponent Date Result
1 5/46  Ireland Craig Young  Scotland 8 September 2014 Won
2 5/54  Scotland Majid Haq  Ireland 12 September 2014 Won
3 5/43  Sri Lanka Dasun Shanaka  Ireland 16 June 2016 Won
4 5/14  Pakistan Imad Wasim  Ireland 18 August 2016 Won
5 5/50  New Zealand Mitchell Santner  Ireland 14 May 2017 Won


  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. ^ a b Malahide Cricket Club
  3. ^ "Malahide to host Ireland's first Test match when they play Pakistan in May". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Malahide Cricket Club - history". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Talbot Family". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ "First-Class Matches played on The Village, Malahide, Dublin". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  7. ^ bbc
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "ICC announces schedule of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test cricket / Batting records". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  12. ^ "The Village, Malahide, Dublin / Records / Test Cricket / Best bowling figures in an innings". Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  13. ^ "The Village, Malahide, Dublin / Records / One-Day Internationals / Best bowling figures in an innings". Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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