Cricket Club is the founder of the Avendale Sports Club, a sporting facility
situated in the heart of one of the old townships Kewtown, in Athlone, a suburb
in the city of Cape Town.
is an organised sports grouping comprising four sports disciplines, cricket,
football, softball and table tennis. The
cricket club was the founder of the organisation, having been established in
1976. This was as a result of an
amalgamation of two cricket clubs, Avenirs established in Goodwood in 1910 and
Ashtondale established in Crawford in 1906.
Due to the ravages of the former government’s Group Areas Act, both Avenirs' and Ashtondale's membership dropped drastically due to the
forced removals of families from the areas where they originated. Despite these setbacks, Avendale continued to
flourish and attracted membership from the densely populated area of Athlone.
The greater community which Avendale strives to serve in the background