YMCA Cricket Club is a cricket club in Dublin, Ireland, playing in top divisions of Cricket Leinster competitions in Men's, Women's and Youth Cricket.
The club was established in 1890 and acquired its current grounds at Claremont Road in 1911.Senior status was achieved in 1934 and the club won the Leinster Senior League for the first time in 1955. Our Dublin based cricket club situated in the heart of Sandymount.
The Men's 1st XI currently play in the top division of Leinster Cricket and Irish Senior Cup. We also field 4 other senior men's teams in League Division 3 (2nd XI), Div 4 (3rd XI) and Div 11 (4th XI). And our Women's teams play in the following leagues, 1st XI Div 1 Womens 2nd XI Div 3
Youth teams include boys Minors, Juniors, Colts, u17s & u19s and girls Minor, Junior, Colts & 17s.
YMCA Cricket Club Formed in 1890 and played on hired grounds.
1911: Claremont Road was acquired.
1922: saw the first practice net purchased for £9.15
1930: 1st XI became Intermediate League Winners.
1934: Senior League admission.
1955: Won the Leinster Senior League for the 1st time. (5 wins to date)
1977: T.A.Dunlop became President of the Irish Cricket Union. Joint Winners of the Leinster Senior Overs League.
1982/83: W.I.Lewis became President of the Leinster Cricket Union.
1984 : Won the Leinster Senior Cup for the 1st time. (9 wins to date). D.A.Lewis, 1st YM & Irish born player to score 1000 runs in a Leinster season and wins the Marchant Cup for batting and Samuels Cup as best all-rounder.
1986: Winners of the Leinster Senior League, Senior Cup & Alan Murray Cup. K.R. Bailey wins the Hopkins Cup for top wicket-keeper in Leinster. T. Sullivan wins the O'Grady Cup for bowling. J.D. Garth wins Samuels Cup for top all-rounder.
1987: Won the Leinster Senior Cup & shared the Wiggins Teape League for the 2nd time.
1988: Won the Leinster Senior Cup.
1989: W.I.Lewis became President of the Irish Cricket Union.
1990: Winners of the Leinster Senior League, Senior Cup & Alan Murray Cup. J.D.Garth wins the Samuels Cup for top all-rounder for the 2nd time.
1991: Won the Leinster Senior Cup (6th time in 8 years), Alan Murray Cup & shared the Wiggins Teape. D.A. Lewis scores 1000 runs in a season and wins Samuels Cup both for the 2nd time.
1992: A.R. Dunlop scores a 1000 runs in a season for the 1st time. Also collects the Marchant Cup for batting & Samuels Cup for best all-rounder.
1993: Winners of the Leinster Senior League, Wiggins Teape League Cup (joint winners 3 times previously) & Alan Murray Cup for the 4th time. A.R. Dunlop again scores a 1000 runs in a season and wins both the Marchant Cup & Samuels Cup for the 2nd time in a row.
1994: A unique personal & club achievement was to provide Ireland's Captains at both Ladies and Gentleman's level. Miriam Grealey & Alan Lewis. Winners of the Leinster Senior Cup. D.A. Lewis wins Marchant Cup for the 2nd time.
1995: A.R. Dunlop scores a 1000 runs in a season for the 3rd time.
2001: Winners of the Leinster Senior Cup.
2002: Winners of the Leinster Senior Cup for the 9th time.
2005: A New Beginning. Y.M.C.A. moves into a new pavilion and clubhouse.
2008: A.C. Vincent becomes President of the Leinster Cricket Union.
2009: A.C. Vincent becomes President of Cricket Ireland. Winners of the Leinster Senior League - Section B (Promoted to the New L.C.U. Division 1 League for 2010)
2011: Claremont Road hosts to U19 World Cup Quaifiers as Vanautu play Nambia and Nepal. Storm Trophy Cup Final (formerly the Senior 2 Cup) held in Claremont Road as Merrion 2nds beat Clontarf 2nds.
2012: Claremont Road holds it's first ever Leinster Senior Cup Final, as Clontarf beat Pembroke on Sat (Mon) 28th/30th July by 6 Wkts. 1st XI win Alan Murray T20 Cup. L.C. Cole wins Hopkins Cup for top Wkt-Keeper in Leinster for the 1st time. YMCA 3rd XI win League (Division 5) & Middle Cup Double. A.C. Vincent becomes temporary President of Cricket Ireland for the 2nd time. Claremont Road plays host to 2 ODI's as Ireland Women take on both Pakistan & Bangladesh. YM U13A Team beat hosts Bready CC to win the All Ireland U13 Cup.
2013: YMCA 1st XI defeat Pembroke to win RSA Leinster Senior Cup (10th time) at Claremont Road. J.P.Bray scores 130* in Final. YMCA 3rd XI win League Division 5, their 4th successive league promotion (2010-2013). YM U13s defeat Bready CC & U11s defeat Instonians to win All-Ireland Cup Finals. D. Trent Johnston becomes 1st ever Leinster Lightning Player/Coach in re-vamped Inter-Provincial Series. Albert Van der Merwe & Simi Singh selected for Squad. Claremont Road named as home ground & base to the Irish Womens International Team under coach Jeremy P.Bray. Hosts Womens International T20 qualifers, semi-finals & Final. YM Womens 1st XI return to senior cricket and win League Division 2 and Junior Cup. Lucy O'Reilly selected as youngest ever senior Irish Womens International, aged 13.
Former and Current Irish Internationals include D. Alan Lewis, Angus R.Dunlop (both captained Ireland), Jonathan D.Garth, Mark A.F.Nulty, Stewart M.Taylor, Keith R.Bailey, W.Ian Lewis, R.I.Gill, R.W.Lyons, Reinhardt Strydom, Albert Van der Merwe, D.Trent Johnston, Simi Singh and Harry Tector
Arthur C.Vincent President of Cricket Ireland in 2009 & 2012. W.I.Lewis (1989) and T.A.Dunlop (1977)
LCU senior league wins in 1955/65/86/90/93/2014
LCU senior cup wins in 1984/86/87/88/90/91/94/2001/2002/2013/2016
LCU limited overs league wins in 1977/87/91/93
LCU Alan Murray T20 wins in 1986/90/91/93/2012
Address: YMCA Sports Grounds, Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Primary Contact: Paul McDonnell (Honorary Secretary) - email@example.com |
Heatley Tector President
Bobby Gamble Chairperson/ 1XI Captain
Paul McDonnell Hon Secretary
Alan Lewis Hon Treasurer
Jack Tector Executive Commitee
Derek Maltby Executive Committee