Stormont (cricket ground)

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Civil Service Cricket Club
Ground information
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Establishment 1949
Capacity 7,000
End names
Dundonald End
City End
International information
First ODI 13 June 2006:
 Ireland v  England
Last ODI 19 July 2016:
 Ireland v  Afghanistan
First T20I 2 August 2008:
 Kenya v  Netherlands
Last T20I 15 July 2015:
 Hong Kong v    Nepal
Team information
Civil Service North of Ireland (2005)
As of 20 July 2016
Source: Cricinfo.com

Stormont is an international and first-class cricket ground in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the grounds of the Stormont Estate, the seat of government in Northern Ireland, and is the home of Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club.

International cricket[edit]

It is one of three ODI grounds in Ireland (the others being the Clontarf and Malahide in Dublin). The ground was established in 1949 and saw its first ODI in June 2006: the inaugural ODI match for the Irish cricket team, against England.

In 2007, a three-match ODI series between India and South Africa was played at this ground, and in 2008 it hosted the qualifying tournament for the ICC World Twenty20.

It was selected as a venue to host matches in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[1]

International centuries[edit]

There are six ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.[2]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 113 Marcus Trescothick  England 114  Ireland 13 June 2006 Won
2 101 Junaid Siddique  Bangladesh 123  Ireland 15 July 2010 Lost
3 108 William Porterfield  Ireland 116  Bangladesh 15 July 2010 Won
4 109 Paul Stirling  Ireland 107  Pakistan 30 May 2011 Lost
5 105* Ed Joyce  Ireland 135  Afghanistan 14 July 2016 Won
6 160* Ed Joyce  Ireland 148  Afghanistan 19 July 2016 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC announces schedule of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 27 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°35′49″N 5°50′04″W / 54.59694°N 5.83444°W / 54.59694; -5.83444