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Famous Cricket Players from Ireland

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List of famous cricket players from Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Ireland has produced some very talented cricket players over the years, including slips, sweepers and wicket-keepers. These are some of the best Irish cricket players to ever live, so if you're a native of Ireland and are aspiring to play cricket professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular cricket player from Ireland then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of players on this list: Enda McDermott, Ryan Haire and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Irish cricket players?" and "Which cricket players are from Ireland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary cricket players of Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you play cricket or just love the sport then use this list of talented Irish cricket players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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Adrian Vard age 49
Adrian Vard is an Israeli cricket player.
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age 55
David Alan Lewis is an Irish former cricketer and current Rugby Union referee. His father Ian also played cricket for Ireland. Lewis is also an occasional media commentator on Irish cricket.
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age 40
Albert van der Merwe is a South African-born Irish cricketer. Van der Merwe is right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break and who currently plays international cricket for Ireland and ...more
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age 39
Alex Richard Cusack is an Australian-born Irish cricketer. A club cricketer for Clontarf, Cusack was a carpenter by trade until he was granted a professional contract with the Irish Cricket ...more
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Alfred Cooper age 87
Alfred William Madison Cooper is a former Irish and American international cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he played twice for Ireland, a first-class match ...more
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Allan Eastwood age 40
Allan Eastwood is an Irish cricketer. He made his international debut against The Netherlands on August 11, 2010 taking 4 wickets in the second innings.
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age 44
Andre Cornelius Botha is a former South African-born Irish cricketer. He played 55 times in all for Ireland, including the 2005 ICC Trophy and the European Championship in 2004 and 2006. Botha ...more
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Andrew Balbirnie age 29
Andrew Balbirnie is an Irish cricketer. Balbirnie is right-handed batsman who fields as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Dublin and was educated at St. Andrew's College. Balbirnie has represented ...more
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Andrew Britton age 31
Samuel Andrew Britton is an Irish cricketer. He is a right-arm fast bowler and has played a single One Day International for Ireland.
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Andrew Poynter age 32
Andrew David Poynter is an English-born Irish cricketer. Poynter is a right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler who was trained at the Middlesex Cricket Academy and he made his first-class debut, ...more
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Andy Murtagh age 70
Andrew Joseph Murtagh is an Irish born retired English cricketer. Murtagh was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. Murtagh represented Hampshire, making his first-class debut ...more
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Audley Archdall Dec. at 67 (1826-1893)
Audley Archdall was an Irish cricketer. He was born in Ballacassidy and died in Newent. Archdall made his sole first-class appearance for Gentlemen of Kent against Gentlemen of England in 1851. ...more
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Dec. at 85 (1902-1987)
William Robert "Billy" King was an all-round sportsman who played cricket for both Ireland and the Straits Settlements, and played rugby union for Singapore.
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Brendan O'Brien age 77
Brendan Anthony O'Brien is a former Irish cricketer. O'Brien was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Galway, County Galway. O'Brien made his first-class debut for Ireland in 1966 against ...more
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Caitriona Beggs age 42
Caitriona Mary Beggs is an Irish cricketer who has played one women's Test match and 61 women's one-day internationals. She is a right-hand bat and bowls right-arm medium. She is also a
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Cecelia Joyce age 36
Cecelia Nora Isobel Mary Joyce is an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman and leg spin bowler, she has played 47 One-Day Internationals for the Ireland women's cricket team since July 2001.
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age 43
David "Dave" Langford-Smith is an Australian-born Irish cricketer who, on 13 June 2006, became the first man to take a wicket in a One Day International for Ireland, when he dismissed ...more
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Dominick Joyce age 38
Dominick Ignatius Joyce is an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he has played 69 times for the Ireland cricket team including three One Day Internationals, six first-class matches and ...more
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age 41
Edmund Christopher Joyce is an Irish cricketer who has played for both the Irish and English national cricket teams. After beginning his career with Middlesex, he moved to Sussex in 2009. A ...more
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Edward Armitage Dec. at 66 (1891-1957)
Edward Leathley Armitage was an Irish born English cricketer, the son of John Leathley Armitage and his wife Annie Jessie, née Nicholas. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace ...more
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Edward Ernest Bowen Dec. at 65 (1836-1901)
Edward Ernest Bowen was an influential schoolmaster at Harrow School from 1859 until his death, and the author of the Harrow school song, Forty Years On.
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Enda McDermott age 74
Enda Anthony McDermott is a former Irish cricketer. McDermott was a left-handed batsman. He was born in Dublin, County Dublin. McDermott made a single first-class appearance for Ireland in 1982 ...more
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age 33
Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan is an Irish cricketer who captains the England national cricket team in One Day Internationals. A left-handed batsman, he plays county cricket for Middlesex and has ...more
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Gary Kidd age 34
Gary Kidd is an Irish cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm slow bowler. He participated in the 2004 and 2006 Under-19 World Cups for Ireland. He has also represented the ...more
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age 27
George Henry Dockrell is an Irish cricketer. Dockrell is right-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who plays international cricket for Ireland after learning his cricket at Leinster ...more