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.Simi Singh


Captain: Jack Tector


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 : 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

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.

Rory Anders
J.J. Cassidy

2013 saw JJ push his way into the 1st XI and for most of the season was the man with the gloves. Was a squad member of the Cup Winning team and is currently in the Irish U19 squad.

JJ came into the 2nd team mid-way through the 2012 season and cemented his place with a great display behind the stumps against Clontarf in Castle Avenue. Is a genuine wicket-keeper, with good hands and can look forward to the 2013 season with great confidence. In his final year at St.Michael's College.
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 Nottinghamshire Premier League and Grade 1 & 2 for Fremantle District in Australia.

Made his YM debut in the 2013 season taking 36. 

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
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.

Tim Tector

Favourite Test Team: Australia
Favourite Test & Irish Player(s):
Jos Butler, Harry Tector
Favourite YM Player: 
Padraic Flanagan
Favourite Ground (apart from YM): Clontarf CC
Test Cricket or T20?: Test

From the illustrious Tector bloodline, Tim had his breakthrough season in the 1XI last year, putting in some strong performances earning himself a regular place in the team, a top order batsmen and excellent fielder, Tim will look to push on this season and contribute regularly for the Y

Education: Sandford Park

Teams Played For : Leinster U11, U13, U15, U17, Ireland U15

Mitchell R.S. Thompson


Favourite Test Team: India
Favourite Test & Irish Player(s):
Virat Kohli & Paul Stirling
Favourite YM Player: Harry Tector
Favourite Ground (apart from YM): 
Merrion CC
Test Cricket or T20?: 


Mitchell has been a regular performer with the bat and the ball for the past 4 seasons, he has made his way up the ranks with a string of good all round performances to win games for the Y, after spending the first half of last season in Queens College, Mitch returned to play regularly for the 1XI in an impressive breakthrough season, Mitchell will be looking to secure his place in the team and continue to come up with runs and wickets when they are needed the most


Education:  The Kings Hospital


Other Teams Played For: Leinster U11, U13, U15, U17, Ireland U15, U17

Performance history