• Captain - Jack Tector
  • Players in - Fionn Hand, Tom Anders, Rory Anders & Ian Anders
  • Players out - Simi Singh, Jarred Barnes
  • Overseas pro - None
  • Young players to watch - Tim Tector and Mitchell Thompson

It was a quiet 2018 at Claremont Road, with a combination of injuries and unavailability meaning they weren't in the hunt for major honours.

It's been a fairly busy close season for the club, with two very high profile departures in Irish international Simi Singh, plus interprovincial opening bowler Jarred Barnes.

On the credit side there has been a major injection of talented youth, with Fionn Hand and the Anders brothers joining.

This talented quartet will certainly boost the depth of the playing squad, adding no shortage of quality either.

Ireland Wolves player Jack Tector once again has the captain's armband, and he's relishing the start of the new campaign.

"I am really looking forward to leading the YMCA first XI for 2019. We have a young team again but we now realise as a team we need to start pushing for silverware.

"It is exciting to have healthy competition amongst the squad. A number of our players have been away for the winter and are raring to get going this season."

Australian Kerry Tomlinson has been hired from Clontarf, and she will coach the side, while also helping Kamal Merchant in the Academy. 

"Kerry Tomlinson I know will do an excellent job in coaching the younger players in the academy as well as the senior squad members.

"The new players to the squad are a big boost and I know they will enjoy their cricket at YMCA.

"The new league format is exciting and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Philip Smith and his team in Cricket Leinster for their trojan work throughout the year - they really are setting the standard as a province."

YMCA start their season with a clash at home against The Hills on Saturday April 20th.