Cricket Ave was known as Milton St until 1906 (Auckland Libraries, n.d.). This was probably named after John Milton, the English author.
Cricket Ave was named after the sport, cricket. In 1903 the land that became Eden Park was leased from landowner John Walters by Harry Ryan, to become the home of the Eden District Cricket Club.
Raleigh St and Bellwood Ave run off it to the east. The west side of Cricket Ave is Eden Park.
On the west side of the street, numbers run from 1 to 17 (Eden Park). On the east side numbers run from 2 to 16. The boundary with Mt Eden runs up Cricket Ave and along Bellwood Ave. Numbers 14 and 16 are in Mt Eden.
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SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:
Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street names. http://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html
Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.