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Ashbourne Cricket Club

Ashbourne Cricket Club Cricket Club

About Ashbourne Cricket Club

Ashbourne Cricket Club is an up and coming club located in the heart of Ashbourne in County Meath. We play our home games at the playing fields behind Ashbourne Community Centre. We are a small club with 2 adult men's teams (Division 8 and 16) and a Taverner team. We are currently working with Cricket Leinster and Meath Local Sports Partnership to introduce youth cricket to the area in the form of primary schools cricket, which we envisage will directly impact our club. We are also keen to introduce women's cricket to the club and will be actively working to in the near future to do so. Our club boasts a decent sized pavilion (the old Ashbourne Pitch & Putt Clubhouse) and a massive playing area that has an artificial wicket, which was installed by Matt Dwyer in 2015. We plan to create grass wickets over the next 2-3 years. Our outfield has improved hugely in the 2017 season after we purchased a triple gang mower. Our grass is now cut to 15mm twice to three times a week and opposition teams and umpires continually remarked on how well our outfield looked and played. 2018 will see us purchasing a bowling machine and a mobile batting cage to improve our training facilities. We are continually looking for new players, male, female, young, old, experience, inexperienced. If you are interested in joining the club, you can contact Terry Bruton on 0872948584.

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Contact Information

Last edited on 04/04/2018

Address: Ashbourne Community Centre, Ashbourne, County Meath Map this location on Google Maps
Phone: 0872948584
Email:
Website: www.ashbournecc.ie
Main Contact:
Terry Bruton

While there was never a formal cricket club in Ashbourne in existence, there are accounts of cricket being played around the locality in areas such as Ballymadun, Muckerstown, Kilbrew, Greenogue, Ratoath, Donaghmore and of course, the adjacent Fingal region.

Ashbourne Cricket Club was set up in June 2013 by Terry Bruton, Sean Smith and Renjith Alias, 3 residents of Ashbourne. All three met up at the derelict Ashbourne Pitch and Putt club site (now Ashbourne Baseball Club) for a brief meeting to outline what would have to be done to get a cricket club up and running in Ashbourne, and indeed, if there was even any interest in the town for such an amenity. A list of short term goals and milestones were set up and in November 2013, an advertised meeting was held in Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA Club where interested locals turned up to hear about the plans of Ashbourne’s latest sporting club. It was immediately evident that Ashbourne Cricket Club was definitely going to happen. The club’s first executive was assembled in December of 2013 and planned for a season of friendly matches for adults as well as locating a home ground. The home ground in question turned out to be the field adjacent to the Pitch and Putt club behind Ashbourne community centre, which is the club’s home ground today. Ashbourne men’s first XI played their first ever game away to Swords CC in April 2014. In total Ashbourne played 13 friendly games and 1 cup game in 2014 (all away from home).

2015 saw the club lay an artificial wicket in March after securing funding from the Sports Capital Program. The following month Ashbourne played their first ever home game against Tyrrelstown CC at the Community Centre, and went on to play their first ever league game against AIB in Division 16 of the Leinster Cricket Union a month later. Ashbourne went on to finish 2nd in Division 16 and got bumped up to Division 13. Ashbourne then went on to win Division 13 outright in 2016 and also got to the T20 cup final, which they lost to AIB. 2016 also saw Ashbourne introduce a 2nd men’s XI which was entered into Division 16 of the Leinster Cricket Union. This was a huge indicator of how popular the game had become in the town. 2017 saw Ashbourne’s first XI jump another 2 divisions to Division 11 where they once again they won it outright and were beaten finalists (by Clondalkin CC) in the T20 cup. Their excellent performances were once again rewarded with a jump of another 3 divisions to Division 8 for the 2018 season.

In 2018, Ashbourne’s first XI will play in LCU Division 8, the Middle 2 cup, The YMCA Salver T20 cup and the Midlands Cricket Union Wallace Cup.
The 2nd XI will play in LCU division 16, the Minor 2 cup, the Russell Court T20 trophy and the Midlands Cricket Union Dick O’ Neill cup.
2018 will also see Ashbourne introduce a youth section to the club. A partnership between Meath Local Sports Partnership and the Leinster Cricket Union will cricket being introduced to various schools in the Ashbourne area with a school’s blitz to be held at Ashbourne CC at the end of the school year. Hopefully, the club will reap the rewards of such a positive initiative and start to build a solid foundation for many years to come.
Ashbourne CC has come along way since that day in June 2013 and if previous trends are anything to go by, the club are going to be a club that will rival the established clubs in the Leinster Cricket Union in the very near future.

MAle & female players of all age, skill and experience welcome.
Contact Terry on 0872948584

From Dublin:
Take the N2/M2 Dublin/Derry road until you reach junction 3, Ashbourne/Ratoath. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit and continue on towards Ashbourne. At the next set of traffic lights turn right and then take an immediate right. The cricket ground is behind Ashbourne Community Centre.

From North of Ashbourne:
Take the N2 Dublin road southbound towards Ashbourne. At the first roundabout (at the Pillo hotel) take the 3rd exit onto the M2. Follow the M2 and until you reach junction 3 (Ashbourne/Ratoath). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit and continue on towards Ashbourne. At the next set of traffic lights turn right and then take an immediate right. The cricket ground is behind Ashbourne Community Centre.

Latest Results

  • 22 Sep Swords 3 v Ashbourne 2 Ashbourne won by 3 wkts View Scorecard »
  • 08 Sep Ashbourne 2 v Leinster 7 Ashbourne Community Centre
  • 02 Sep Ashbourne 2 v Balbriggan 4 Ashbourne Community Centre
  • 02 Sep Pembroke 4 v Ashbourne 1 Ashbourne won by 6 wkts View Scorecard »

Upcoming Fixtures

There are no upcoming fixtures for this club yet!

Club Contacts

  • Name Title Email Phone
  • Terry Bruton 1st XI Captain terrybruton@gmail.com 0872948584
  • Andrew Robertson Secretary & Fixtures geordieand10@hotmail.com 0851323969
  • Dennis Walker 2nd XI Captain walkerd487@msn.com 0870971125
  • Mark Fagan Taverner Captain markcfagan@yahoo.co.uk 0867789539
  • Simon Cawte Youth Cricket Coordinator scicawte@gmail.com
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