Their first first-class matches came in 1895 when they played home and away matches against Cambridge University, also playing at home against the MCC and away against Leicestershire. They would not play first-class cricket again until 1922 when they played Essex and four times against Northamptonshire between 1924 and 1926. The two games in 1926 are their final first-class games to date. The team for two of those games against Northamptonshire featured the Irish writer Samuel Beckett.
The club has produced several players for the Irish national team, the most prominent probably being Ed Joyce, who played fifty times for Ireland before going onto represent England. Two former DUCC men played test cricket -- Leland Hone (England) and Clem Johnson (South Africa).
Welcome to Beckett Country ; Last Thursday Was the Centenary of the Birth of Samuel Beckett - after James Joyce, Ireland's Most-Celebrated 20th-Century Writer. Hermione Eyre Reports from Dublin on How This Lifelong Exile and Reclusive Poet of Existential Despair Has Become an Unlikely Poster Boy for the Irish Tourist Industry
Apr 16, 2006; The madness begins before you get through duty-free. Posters for the Beckett festival are ranged along the travelator at Dublin...