Tec­tor trio’s strong links with Wex­ford

Enniscorthy Guardian - - SPORT -

ATRIO of broth­ers who cap­tained Ire­land cricket teams at var­i­ous lev­els dur­ing the year boast very strong Wex­ford con­nec­tions. Jack (22), Harry (19) and Tim (15) Tec­tor are grand­sons of two proud Slaneysiders with very strong sport­ing pedi­grees.

Bill Tec­tor won three caps for Ire­land at rugby in 1955, while Tom Dixon played at left cor­ner-for­ward on the All-Ire­land winning Wex­ford Se­nior hurl­ing team one year later against Cork.

How­ever, the three boys have taken a dif­fer­ent sport­ing path, as they never played hurl­ing and dropped out of rugby in third year at Sand­ford Park since they were hooked on cricket.

Jack was nine when his fa­ther, Heat­ley, first brought him to their lo­cal YMCA club grounds in Sandy­mount, and that started a love af­fair with the sport that he passed on to his two younger broth­ers.

And given that sev­eral of the club’s pro­fes­sion­als lodged with the Tec­tors, the boys got to rub shoul­ders with some of the game’s lead­ing lights in Ire­land when they were grow­ing up.

Jack and Harry both cap­tained Ire­land at Un­der-15, Un­der-17 and Un­der-19 lev­els, and both also led the Wolves, the Ire­land ‘A’ team.

Jack was called into the Se­nior squad last sum­mer and has ap­peared in non-cap friendlies against Somerset and Sus­sex.

In a re­cent in­ter-pro he lined up for Le­in­ster Light­ning against Harry, now with North­ern Knights, and both made fifties. Mean­while, the youngest of the trio, Tim, is aim­ing to make the Ire­land squad for the Un­der-19 World Cup qual­i­fiers even though he only turned 15 re­cently.

Many of our older read­ers will re­call the sport­ing prow­ess of both of the boys’ grand­fa­thers, Bill Tec­tor and Tom Dixon.

Heat­ley Tec­tor, son of Bill, mar­ried Anita Dixon, daugh­ter of Tom and Mairéad (nee McDon­ald) of Kyle House, Cross­abeg, and now the three broth­ers are car­ry­ing on that proud sport­ing tra­di­tion.

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