LLECHRYD Cricket Club held its inaugural Summer Festival at the end of July and the day involved sixes cricket, a karaoke competition, raffle, barbecue and general good fun.

Cricket, of course, was very much the centrepiece of the day with six teams involved. There were two groups of three and the winner of each group played out the final to receive the winners’ shield.

There was some very competitive cricket played and the early games came down to a handful of runs to decide the victors.

The Llechryd Flounders and the Landsker Nomads won their groups after winning two games each at the group stage. The Llechryd Flounders were a highly experienced group of Llechryd CC veterans and the Landsker Nomads consisted of a group of cricketers who play outside of the league structure in occasional games.

The final was to be played between these two sides but a ‘disqualification’ meant that the young RDM Llechryd team made its way to the final to play against the Landsker Nomads] In reality, the Llechryd Flounders had simply floundered and were too exhausted to play the final.

The RDM Llechryd side were a group of youth cricketers who have shone this year for Llechryd CC and this made for a good final. It was a close run affair at times but the Landsker Nomads just had the edge and won relatively comfortably in the end to take the shield.

The cricket played was very entertaining with plenty of big-hitting sixes and fours and some quality catching.

Local boy Jonny Lewis took the player of the tournament award.

Once the cricket was over, the spectators stayed to enjoy a barbecue and karaoke. There was some Elvis, Tom Jones, Rihanna and even a guest appearance from Teifi River Guides’ Harry who used to be the lead singer of Sixties band The Applejacks (of ‘Tell Me When’ fame).

Throughout the day, children were also kept entertained. Brian Lee offered his time to perform some tennis coaching and in between the cricket group games and final, there was an All Stars session on the field to display the talents of young club members.

one of the organisers said: "It was a day to remember that went late into the evening and was certainly an event that we’d look to replicate next year.

"Our sincere thanks go to the spectators who came, the sponsors who have made our year such a great one and to all those volunteers who helped out before, during and after.

"A real sense of community is blossoming at the club and to engage with cricketing and non-cricketing people alike at the club on days like this is something to really enjoy."