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

RHB, OB;

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.

 

Vice Captain : Bobby N. Gamble

RHB, RMF;

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.

 

Team Coach : D. Alan Lewis

RHB, RM;

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.

Players
Rory Anders

RHB, RAF

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

Tom Anders

RHB, RAM

After joining us ahead of the 2020 season, Tom had a massive impact on the pitch for the club scoring 593 runs @45.62 and taking 17 wickets @14.06 for the 1st and 2nd XI, Tom won the Division 3 batting cup after being the leading run scorer in the league last year steering the 2s to the title. Tom was a consistent performer with bat and ball and will be looking to have another strong season

 

Teams Played For: Leinster U11, U13, U15, U17, Ireland U15, U17, U19, Munster Reds

Curtis Campher

RHB RAF

 

Joining us for the 2020 season, Curtis is an extremely exciting talent, South African born, Curtis has an Irish passport and has declared to play for Ireland, a product from St Stithians he is hard hitting middle order batsmen and opening bowler, Curtis was included in the Ireland Wolves tour to South Africa to play against Namibia, scoring 107 runs in 2 innings and striking at an impressive 167.18 as well as scoring 54 in the 50 over game he was involved in. We can't wait to welcome Curtis to the YM Family and hopefully he has a great season for club and country. Curtis made his ODI debut on Thursday 30th July against the World Champions scoring 59* and taking a wicket. He is the first player to score a 50 and take a wicket in their first 2 ODI Games.

 

Education: St Stithians College, Tuks University

 

Teams Played For: Ireland, South Africa U19, Ireland Wolves, 

J.J. Cassidy
RHB, WK;
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
Wilhelm De Klerk

Favourite Test Team: India
Favourite Test & Irish Player(s): Virat Kohli
Favourite YM Player:  Avrial Shukla
Favourite Ground (apart from YM):  Merrion CC
Test Cricket or T20?: T20

After making the switch from Malahide along with his brother Sj, Wilhelm has been brilliant for the Y, scoring 600 runs for the 2s and 3s last year at the ripe age of 14 proves Wilhelm's immense talent with the bat. He is also a brilliant fielder and Wilhelm will be looking to cement his place in the 2XI this year and continue to improve as a player

Education: St Andrews College

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


Padraic J. Flanagan

RHB, RMF;

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.

Favourite YM Player:   Tim Tector

Cillian McDonnell

LHB, LS;

Favourite Test Team: England

 Favourite Test & Irish Player(s): Jonny Bairstow & George Dockrell

Favourite YM Player: Bobby Gamble
Favourite Ground (apart from YM): North County CC
Test Cricket or T20?: Test

A consistent performer over the last 2 seasons, Cillian has turned up with wickets when it is needed the most, after establishing himself in the 3XI last season he will be looking to secure a regular place in the 2XI this year and continue to take wickets for the Y

 

Michael O'Reilly


RHB, LM;

Favourite Test Team: Ireland
Favourite Test & Irish Player(s): Kevin O'Brien
Favourite YM Player: James Parkinson
Favourite Ground (apart from YM):  Merrion CC
Test Cricket or T20?: Test Cricket

Mikey continues to grow from strength to strength and hopefully 2019 will be a breakthrough season for him. Mostly known for his bowling, Mikey has spent the Winter in South Africa working hard on his batting and we expect him to have a breakthrough season in 2019 with bat and ball 

 

Education: St Michaels College

Other Teams Played for: Leinster U11, U13, U15, U17

Aviral Shukla

RHB, OB;

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: Leinster U13, U15, U17

 

A talented off spinner and top order batsmen, Aviral has been a consistent performer over the past 3 seasons for the 1st and 2nd XI's and has constantly changed games with the bat and with the ball, he will be looking to have a great 2020 and push for regular selection in the 1XI

Simi Singh

RHB, OB;

Representative Teams: Ireland, Ireland Wolves, Leinster Lightning.

We are delighted to have Simi back at Claremont Road for the 2020 season. After a short hiatus, Simi has decided to return to the club and boy did we miss him! Simi had another brilliant season last year scoring 558 runs @ 55.80 and 16 wickets @19.94 Which brings Simi's total in Leinster Senior Cricket to 6220 runs @ 48.59 and 246 wickets @ 18.50. Simi's record speaks for itself and all of us at YMCA are over the moon to see Simi back in Claremont Road for the 2020 season

 

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.

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. 

 

 

Harry T. Tector

RHB, OB;

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. 

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. Tim made his debut for the Ireland Wolves in 2020 after excelling during his exchange programme to South Africa  in their recent 50 over game against the Northern Titans XI, it will be a great to see his progress this season and we are sure he will kick on during the 2020 season

Education: Sandford Park

Teams Played For : Leinster U11, U13, U15, U17, Ireland U15, U17, U19, Wolves

Mitchell R.S. Thompson

RHB, LB;

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?: 
Test

 

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 2018 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. Mitchell confirmed his place in the 1XI last season playing 14 games and taking 15 wickets @27.40 and scored 101 runs @ 12.63 down the order. Mitch made his debut for an Ireland Academy Side in September scoring 69* in the second innings to save the game for the Academy, an impressive leg spinner and top order batsmen he will be looking to have an even better 2020

 

Education:  The Kings Hospital

 

Other Teams Played For: Leinster U11, U13, U15, U17,Bolts  Ireland U15, U17. U19, Academy

Performance history
SeasonMatchesWonDrawnTiedLostCancelledAbandoned
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20204300100
2019208001110
20182616001000
20172413001001
2016261310930
20152514001010
2014181300410
20132818001000
2012231400612
2011186001002
2010238001311
2009201300601
2008217001004
2007194001104
20062310001300