With the county cricket season now underway, Cricket Wales are taking a moment to look forward to a packed summer, full of opportunities to play, no matter your age or ability level.
We have already seen over 3,000 youngsters sign up to All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket, and our new Regional Pathway sessions have kicked off in earnest. - And there is plenty more to come in the next 6 months, across domestic recreational cricket, the professional game and the very best international talent, both male and female, playing at Sophia Gardens this summer.
With organised outdoor adult activity now set to start on 26th April in Wales, we remain hopeful of full and packed league and friendly seasons, culminating in the Final of the Welsh Cup in September, having seen record entries for the competition in 2021.
We are also delighted to see Women's & Girls' Cricket continuing to exponentially grow, with our three full-time development officers supporting expanded competitive and friendly offers across Wales, in both hard-ball and soft ball forms of the game - and several new sections in all areas joining in the fun this year.
Wales' Disability teams and Wales National County also expect a competitive schedule of fixtures across the summer.
The Hundred is set to be played in July & August, with both Welsh Fire Men's and Women's teams among the favourites to win their respective competitions - and high-profile signings still being secured. Welsh Clubs can express an interest in group priority bookings here
And let's not forget that England's white-ball teams are due to play 3 times in Wales in June & July!
We can't wait to see as many people as possible out enjoying cricket safely this summer, and we will continue to support our clubs and schools, showcase the benefits of our sport and promote and grow cricket opportunities for their communities.