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The Staten Island
Staten Island
Cricket
Cricket
Club (SICC) is a cricket club on Staten Island, New York that was incorporated as the Staten Island
Staten Island
Cricket and Base Ball Club on March 22, 1872.[1] It became the first tennis venue in the United States.[2]

Contents

1 History 2 Recent activity 3 See also 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External links

History[edit] The club originally played at St. George on the “Flats” or old Camp Washington Terminal from 1866 to 1886.[3] While not the oldest cricket club in the United States, it does claim to be the oldest cricket club in continuous use since its founding in that country.[1] Mary Outerbridge brought tennis to the club in 1874.[4] The first national tennis tournament in America was held at the club on September 1, 1880.[4] 'The waterfront land was known by its Civil War use as Camp Washington. It was here that Mary Ewing Outerbridge, resident of the historic area, introduced lawn tennis in the spring of 1874. Her brother Emilius helped her to set up a net and mark out a tennis court on the grounds of Camp Washington used by the Staten Island Cricket
Cricket
and Baseball Club. The club had to give way to Erastus Wiman's ventures at that site and move to the former Rufus King Delafield estate in the Livingston neighborhood of Staten Island
Staten Island
about 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from St. George. In 1906 the name of the club was changed to the Staten Island
Staten Island
Cricket
Cricket
and Tennis
Tennis
Club, and changed again in 1931 to the Staten Island
Staten Island
Cricket
Cricket
Club. In 1925 the property was sold to the Staten Island
Staten Island
Academy then sold in 1930 to the city of New York.[5] After the sale to city the estate was originally named Livingston Park but was later renamed Walker Park in memory of Randolph St. George Walker Jr., a casualty of World War I and son of a prominent member and officer of the club."[1][2][5][6] A clubhouse on the grounds burned down in 1932, taking many of the club's records with it. The clubhouse was replaced with a Tudor style brick structure in 1934 that is still standing.[5] Famous cricketers that have played while visiting at the SICC include Gilbert Jessop, Donald Bradman, Everton Weekes, and Garry Sobers.[5] Uncorroborated club lore has it that W. G. Grace, Colin Blythe, and K. S. Ranjitsinhji also played at Walker (Livingston) Park. Early movie scenes of the S I Cricket
Cricket
Club can be seen in the famous silent film Raffles the Amateur Cracksman
Raffles the Amateur Cracksman
(1917) with famous actor John Barrymore. Barrymore lived on Staten Island
Staten Island
as a child. The film is also on youtube. Scenes show a cricket match played at the club. Recent activity[edit] Walker Park has the SICC cricket field with cricket pitch prominently placed in the center of the park, but it also has six asphalt tennis courts in its southeast corner, a little league baseball field in its southwest corner, two basketball courts along the west, and a children's playground in the northwest corner. The cricket club uses the 1934 brick and half-timbered clubhouse in the northeast corner of the park at 50 Bard Avenue. In the 2000s the club participated in competitive matches in the New York Metropolitan and District Association League.[7] The Latin motto of the club is Lude Ludum Insignia Secundaria which is translated to mean "Winning the game is a secondary concern. Playing the game is a primary reward. (It's just a game...)"[7][8] In popular culture it was depicted in Joseph O'Neill's novel Netherland which was a story about a New York banker shaken up by the events of September 11, 2001 who takes up cricket and starts playing at the Staten Island
Staten Island
club.[7] See also[edit]

St. George Cricket
Cricket
Grounds was a later cricket, baseball, and lacrosse venue built at or near the club's original St. George location and used in the 1880s. Richmond County Bank Ballpark
Richmond County Bank Ballpark
is a baseball and cricket ground that opened in 2001 built at or near the SICC's original St. George location.

References[edit]

^ a b c Bavanandan, Rajadurai. "History". Retrieved 2009-07-11.  ^ a b Morris, Ira K. (1900) page 483. ^ According to Ira K. Morris: "The club was incorporated in January 1866." But according to the club's own website it: "was founded on or about March 22nd 1872". ^ a b Pollak, Michael (August 27, 2006). "Rocking the Tennis
Tennis
Cradle". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-10.  ^ a b c d "Walker Park". New York City
New York City
Department of Parks and Recreation. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  ^ "Walker Park, Livingston, Staten Island". Retrieved 2009-07-14.  ^ a b c Reifer, Jodi Lee (June 12, 2008). "GET OUT: Swingers club". Staten Island
Staten Island
Advance. Retrieved 2009-07-12.  ^ " Staten Island
Staten Island
Cricket
Cricket
Club". August 22, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 

Bibliography[edit]

Morris, Ira K. (1900). Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island
Staten Island
New York. II. Staten Island
Staten Island
(New York, N.Y.). p. 483. Retrieved 2009-07-16. The Staten Island
Staten Island
Cricket
Cricket
and Base Ball Club, which for years was rated as... The club was incorporated in January, 1866. During the summer it was a ...The Staten Island
Staten Island
Cricket
Cricket
and Base Ball Club, which for years was rated as the... had its grounds for many years at Camp Washington, or what may now be ... 

External links[edit]

" Staten Island
Staten Island
Cricket
Cricket
Club — Official page". Retrieved 2009-07-11.  The club's later Livingston location, also known as Walker Park, is at 40°38′36″N 74°06′33″W / 40.6433°N 74.1093°W / 40.6433; -74.1093Coordinates: 40°38′36″N 74°06′33″W / 40.6433°N 74.1093°W / 40.6433; -74.1093.

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