Civil Service Cricket Club
(CSCC) is one of Ireland's oldest cricket clubs. Formed in 1863
's Phoenix Park
, the club currently has over 40 members and competes in league and cup competitions arranged by The Leinster Cricket Union.
The Club's first games were played on the lawn of the Vice-Regal Lodge (Now Áras an Uachtaráin
) in 1863, the same year that the Club had their ground Civil Service Cricket Club Ground
donated to them - the ground they still use today.
Originally founded as a club for the Civil Servants of the administration, the rules were first relaxed to allow family of civil servants to play, and finally were relaxed to open membership to all.
Like other cricket clubs, CSCC endured some tribulations during the Irish War of Independence
and fluctuations in its membership as one administration was replaced by another.
The club currently features players of several nationalities with South Africa, India, Australia, Pakistan, and other countries represented among the playing membership.
The club also has a thriving Hockey section -- Portrane/St Brendans/Phoenix Park, and an Athletics section.