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Clontarf Cricket Club Ground T20I records: Highest team total, most wickets and more key stats

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The Clontarf Cricket Club Ground is a cricket stadium located in the suburb of Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. 

Also known as Castle Avenue Cricket Ground, the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground was established in 1958 and has a seating capacity of 3,200.

Clontarf is one of only four One Day International (ODI) grounds on the island of Ireland.

The Clontarf Cricket Club Ground staged its first ODI match played between Bangladesh and West Indies during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. West Indies won the game by seven wickets.

Ireland played their first ODI at Clontarf against the West Indies as part of a quadrangular series in July 2007.

In 2015, it hosted its first T20 international match played between Oman and Afghanistan during an ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.

Since then, it has staged three T20 international matches so far. Let’s have a closer look at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground T20I records and stats.

Clontarf Cricket Club Ground T20I records and stats

Highest total

The Ireland cricket team holds the record for the highest total at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in T20I cricket. In August 2021, Ireland scored 153/3 while chasing Zimbabwe’s 152/5, which is the record T20 total at the venue in Dublin. Chasing 153, Ireland rode on Kevin O’Brien’s 60 off 41 balls along with contributions from Paul Stirling (37) and George Dockrell (33 not out) to chase down the target in 18.3 overs. Earlier, the hosts restricted Zimbabwe to below 160 courtesy Shane Getkate’s three-wicket haul. Ireland won the game by seven wickets.

Lowest total

Ireland also registered the lowest total at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in the T20I format. Chasing 118, Ireland were restricted to 114/9 in their 20 overs by Zimbabwe during a T20I game in August 2021. For Zimbabwe, Ryan Burl bagged three wickets while Wellington Masakadza and Luke Jongwe scalped two wickets each to guide them to a thrilling three-run win. Simi Singh top-scored for Ireland with 28 not out. Earlier, Regis Chakabva’s 47 off 28 balls powered Zimbabwe to 117/7. 

Most runs

Former Ireland cricketer Kevin O’Brien scored the most runs at the venue in T20I cricket. Kevin O’Brien amassed 85 runs in two matches at an average of 42.50 and a strike rate of 116.43. The swashbuckling right-handed batter also slammed one fifty in the T20I format at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground. Paul Stirling features second on the list with 61 runs in two matches at an average of 30.50 and a strike rate of 127.08.

Most wickets

Zimbabwe’s Ryan Burl has picked up the most wickets at this cricket ground in the T20I format. The leg-spinner has scalped five wickets in two matches at an average of 9.20 and an economy of 5.75. He has registered best bowling figures of 3/22 against Ireland at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in T20I cricket. South African-born Irish cricketer Shane Getkate is second on the list with four T20I wickets in just two matches at this venue.

Highest individual score

Former Ireland batting all-rounder Kevin O’Brien has the record for the highest individual score at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in T20I cricket. Opening the batting, opening batter Kevin O’Brien slammed 60 off 41 balls against Zimbabwe to guide Ireland to a seven-wicket win in Dublin. Kevin O’Brien’s match-winning knock was laced with seven fours and one six. Earlier, Zimbabwe posted 152/5 in their 20 overs. 

Best bowling figures

Ireland’s Shane Getkate has the best bowling figures at this venue in the T20I format. The right-arm medium fast bowler registered match-winning figures of 3/20 against Zimbabwe during a T20I in 2021. Shane Getkate dismissed Wessly Madhevere, Regis Chakabva and Dion Myers to restrict Zimbabwe to 152/5 in their 20 overs. Ireland later chased down the target in 18.3 overs to win the match by seven wickets.

Highest partnership

Zimbabwe’s Milton Shumba and Ryan Burl hold the record for the highest partnership at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in T20I cricket. Milton Shumba and Ryan Burl stitched an unbeaten 88-run stand for the sixth wicket against Ireland to help Zimbabwe post 152/5 in their 20 overs. Shumba scored 46 not out while Burl remained unbeaten on 37. Despite their impressive partnership, Zimbabwe lost the game by seven wickets.

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