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: Bobby Gamble


1st XI 1st XI

Captain : Bobby N. Gamble


YMCA CC 1XI Captain, Club Chairman

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


Bobby has been appointed the 1st XI Captain for the 2020 season, he was named in the Premier League Team of the Year in 2019 after a brilliant season for the club,  Bobby was the top run scorer for the 1XI scoring 440 runs at 36.67 and returned 262 runs at 52.40 as well as 8 wickets at 21.13 in the Premier League last year. A former Somerset and Nottinghamshire player, Bob captained Loughborough MCCU and returned as a regular player in 2018 after completing his degree in the UK. With an excellent core of young players, Bobby will be hoping that the 1XI will be able to compete for trophies in 2020 and that it will be a great year for the club on and off the pitch.


Vice Captain : Harry T. Tector


Representative Teams: Ireland, Ireland Wolves(C), Northern Knights, Ireland U19

Harry made his full Ireland T20 debut on the 17th September 2019 against Scotland, harry is the current captain of the Ireland Wolves and Vice Captain of the Northern Knights, Harry broke into Graham Ford's side after consistent performances for the Wolves including scoring 100 v Sri Lanka A last winter and backed up this from by scoring a quite brilliant, 146 v Leinster Lightning in a 3 day game in Pembroke this summer. Earning Harry a place in the Ireland squad for a tri-series against Scotland and The Netherlands. He was selected in the Irish T20 squad for the world cup qualifiers in the UAE and Ireland's tour to West Indies, regarded as one of the best fielders in the country, Harry will be looking to win a place in Ireland's ODI squad and push for a place in the next Test squad after excelling in green during his first few games. 

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


After joining YM ahead of the 2019 season from Phoenix, Rory has had a massive influence on the club and has consistently performed for the 1XI earning him a place in the Leinster Lightning squads for the T20 Festivals last Summer. After being Ireland's top wicket taker at the U19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016, Rory will be keen to cement his place in the Leinster Lightning squad for the 2020 season


Representative Teams: Ireland Wolves, Ireland Academy, Ireland U19, Leinster Lightning, Munster Reds

J.J. Cassidy
After becoming a regular in the 1XI in the 2019 season, JJ was the most successful wicket keeper in the Premier League last season taking 14 dismissals in 8 games. He also opened the batting for the majority of the season, after a brilliant display in North County securing the clubs place in the Premier League for the season. JJ will be looking to cement his place at the top of the order for the 2020 season and continue to be the best keeper in the league
Fionn Hand

Shapoorji Pallonji Ireland Academy player Fionn, joined YM for the 2019 season after returning from his studies in the UK, where he represented Somerset 2nd Xi and Queen's College in Taunton. Fionn is a regular in the Leinster Lightning T20 side and made his List A debut against the North West Warriors last summer. A fast bowler and middle order batsmen, Fionn will continue to push for higher honours in 2020

Representative Teams : Ireland Wolves, Ireland Academy, Leinster Lightning, Somerset 2XI

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.

Jack B. Tector


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

After captaining  the 1XI for the last 3 seasons, Jack has stepped back to focus on his cricket for the 2020 season, a regular in the Leinster Lightning 3 day and 50 over squad Jack has been a consistent performer not only for the club but for province and country, after captaining the Ireland Academy tours to the UK, Jack showed why he is so highly regarded across the country, putting in stellar performances with the bat. Jack will be sure to be knocking on the door of Irish selection and hopefully 2020 will be a big year for him.


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

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, U17, U19

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. U19, Academy

Performance history