Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI squad

1st XI

2012 - Winners of Alan Murray T20 Cup
Capt. D.Alan Lewis

2013 - Winners of RSA Leinster Senior Cup Final
Capt. Albert Van der Merwe

2014 - WInners of RSA Leinster League Division 1
Capt. Albert Van der Merwe

2016 - WInners of RSA Leinster Senior Cup Final
Capt.Simmi Singh


1st XI 1st XI

Captain : Jack B. Tector


Representative Teams: Ireland Wolves (Capt), Ireland U19s, Leinster Lightning, Munster Reds.

Winning member of the 1st XI who won the Leinster Senior Cup v Leinster CC at Castle Avenue in 2016.

Captained Ireland at the U19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016.

Was ever present for the 1st XI during 2013 and has represented Leinster & Ireland at U15 & U17 level. A natural cricketer and genuine all rounder.

Took a career best of 8/40 for the 1st XI versus Clontarf in Castle Avenue in 2012.

Jack is the oldest of 3 Tector brothers all with great talent, inherited to them by their mother. Scored over 400 runs and took 24 wkts in 2011 playing mainly 3rds & 2nds.

A former pupil of Sandford Park.

Vice Captain : Oliver R. Gunning


Ollie's 2nd year with YM, returning not only to play but to also Head up the YM Academy.

Scored 630 runs @27.39 in the Summer of 2017 and chipped in with 8 vital wickets.

Team Coach : D. Alan Lewis


Representative Teams: Ireland, South Leinster, Ireland U23s, Irish Schools, MCC.

Born in Cork, this former Irish Cricket Captain who won 121 caps (1984-1997) and is now a current International rugby referee has been there, done it all, and has the t-shirt(s) to prove it...
Was a major influence as YM dominated Leinster cricket in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
A man for the big occasion Lew can lay claim to the following;
- youngest player (aged 20) to score a century in a Leinster Senior Cup Final (1984).
- most M-O-M awards in Leinster Senior Cricket with 13.
- only Irish player to win M-O-M awards in both the Benson & Hedges Cup and Nat West Trophy.
- in 1984 became the 1st Irish-born player to score 1000 runs in a season.
- first class average of 53.33
- 1st ball duck on his Irish debut: ct Joel 'Big Bird' Garner b Larry Gomes.
- captained Ireland 35 times.
- officiated in the 2003 & 2007 Rugby World Cups, Six Nations & Tri Nations.

Asher Abbasi


Former North County CC player who joined YM in 2016.

Features both on the 1st & 2nd XI.

Jarred Barnes


Major Teams: North-West Warriors, Northerns XI (South Africa).

Born in Durban, the 30 year-old South African born player has previously played for Coleraine who he helped to the Premier League title in 2013 and the Ulster Cup the following year.

His success with Coleraine earned him interprovincial recognition with the North West Warriors.

He moved to Armagh CC in 2017 and he helped the Mall Club to promotion to the top flight of NCU cricket.

Padraic J. Flanagan


Major Teams: DUCC CC

Was the 1st Winner of the David Cooke Bowling Cup in 2013 and then regained it again in 2014.

Padraic or 'Paddy' to his friends is a young lean fast bowling machine, who has played a major part in the three consecutive promotions and 2012 Middle Cup success for the 3rd XI.

Represented Ireland & Leinster at U15/U17 level and is a past winner of the 'Young Leinster Fast Bowler of the Year'.

Won the Barclay Walker Award in 2012 for most promising youth player in YM.

Most unusual fact: Has an Australian father who doesn't play cricket!!

YMs No.1 EggHead.

Bobby N. Gamble


Major Teams: Leinster Lightning, Ireland U19s, Nottinghamshire CCC 2nd XI, Somerset CCC 2nd XI, Loughborough MCC University.

Made his First-class debut for Loughborough MCCU v Hampshire at Southampton, 2-4 April 2015.

Played Club cricket for both Plumtree CC in the Nottingham Premier League and Grade 1 & 2 for Freemantle District in Australia.

Made his YM debut in the 2013 season taking 36.

A productive of Nottingham CCC playing U13 to U17s.

Sam M. Murphy


Representative Teams: Ireland U19s.

Played for Ireland in the U19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Was a member of the 1st XI who won the Leinster Senior Cup v Leinster CC at Castle Avenue in 2016.

Another member of the YM U15 team that won all 4 Trophies including the U15 All Ireland. Won the U13 All Ireland Cup.

Sam was a new recruit from Mullingar CC and by the end of the 2013 summer had stamped his mark @ClaremontRoad. Scored 533 runs @ 53.30 for the 3rd XI as they romped to the Division 5 League title and then scored another 352 for the 2nd XI including his maiden senior ton 118*...finished the season with 892 runs @ 38.73 (1x100 & 7x50s).

Picked up 20 cts & 6 stumpings behind the sticks as he became the 1st recipitent of the The Kamal Merchant Batting Award in 2013.

Former pupil of Wilson's Hospital, Mullingar. 

James N. Parkinson


Parky returned to Ireland and YM in 2016 and this time for good as he is now a resident, married with a kid and here to stay.

Has played 86 games for the 1st XI, currently taking 125 wkts @19.71 and closing in on 1000 runs. A big clean hitting batsman and athletic fielder.

A product of the famous Parramatta CC in Sydney, Australia, he made a vital contribution to the 1st XI in 2009/10 as they won section B of the Leinster Senior League, taking 34 wkts to top the Leinster senior averages.

Aviral Shukla

Favourite Test Team: Australia
Favourite Test & Irish Player(s): Ajinkya Rahane & Paul Stirling
Favourite YM Player: David M.Streek
Favourite Ground (apart from YM): The Hills CC
Test Cricket or T20?: Test Cricket
Other Teams Played for: Star of the Sea BNS, Railway Union CC & Leinster u13s
Simi Singh


Representative Teams: Ireland, Ireland Wolves, Leinster Lightning.

Simi took the reign as the 1st XI skipper for the 2016 season and successfully led the team to a glorious victory in the Leinster Senior Cup. He is also actively involved with the coaching set up in the YM Youth Academy.

Simi has joined YM from Old Belvedere CC where he played from 2008-2011. A top order bat and spin bowler, Simi brings a lot of experience to the batting line up.

Born in Bathlana, Punjab, India Simi has represented Punjab U14s & U17s. Over the years, Simi has become an integral part of the Leinster Lightning squad and the Cricket Ireland set up. 

Sam L. Streek


2017 Ireland U19 Squad member.

Won the David Cooke Bowling Cup in 2016.

Made his 1st XI debut in the 2015 season and was a member of the Leinster Senior Cup Winning 1st XI v Leinster CC at Castle Avenue in 2016.

Took 48 wkts in 2014/2015, while recording his HS of 30*.Represented Leinster at Youth Level.

Another U15 player who excelled on the victorious 3rd XI. Took 22 wkts in 2013 @18.73 and 3/36 on his 2nd XI debut v Cork in The Mardyke.

Played in all 4 U15 Winning teams as YM swept the board clean including All Ireland Champions and U13 All Ireland Winners.

Former pupil of Newpark Sec.School

College: DBS - BA (Hons) in Film

Plays hockey for Avoca HC.

Harry T. Tector


Representative Teams: Ireland U19s, Munster Reds.

Captained Ireland at the U19 World Cup in New Zealand 2018.

Played in the 1st XI who won the Leinster Senior Cup v Leinster CC at Castle Avenue in 2016.

Member of the YM U15 team who won all 4 Trophies including the U15 All Ireland Cup v Bready CC. Also won the U13 All Ireland Cup.

'HT', the real HT, played U13 cricket in 2013 and senior cricket for 4thS/3rds & 2nd XI. Played 30 matches and excelled with both bat & ball, scoring 324 runs @24.92 & taking 35 wkts @ 21.49. Another of the Tector Clan who received his cricketing genes from his Mother.

School: Sandford Park

Mitchell R.S. Thompson

Favourite Test Team: South Africa
Favourite Test & Irish Player(s): Mitchell Johnson & Paul Stirling
Favourite YM Player: David Streek
Favourite Ground (apart from YM): Malahide CC
Test Cricket or T20?: T20
Performance history