From the beginning

Civil Service Cricket Club was first conceived in the Spring of 1863. One George Howard, or to give him his full title, His Excellency Mr George William Frederick Howard, Earl of Carlisle, K.G., P.C., Lord Lieutenant-General and General Governor of Ireland, donated to the Club the ground which it occupies to this day, and as such he must be regarded as one of the prime movers in the founding and establishment of the Civil Service Club.