Regional Cricket is an important stage in the player pathway. Its primary purpose, along with preparing players for national representation, is to provide youngsters with a challenging environment to showcase their skills outside of club cricket. Opportunities to learn, make mistakes and develop in a supportive and inclusive environment are cornerstones to what makes regional cricket a success.
At present there are 7 regions across Wales, these being: Cardiff & The Vale, Gwent, Mid Glamorgan, West Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cricket Wales North (CWN) which encompasses the traditional regions of Mid Wales, Eyri and North East.
All regions partake in the long standing U10 Aberystwyth Festival - the first rung on the regional cricket ladder. Going into its 36th year in 2020, the festival has seen many fond memories and it held in high regard by all regions. A number of former and current Glamorgan players have competed in the festival over the years.
At all other ages of regional cricket (U11-U15) regions play against each other and often embark on a number of external fixtures against other regions, schools and/or county age group teams in England.
To keep up to date with each region's activities go to their Play Cricket websites.