The recent wet and windy weather would not appear to arouse thoughts of cricket with the sound of leather on willow a fading memory from last summer.

But five weeks on Sunday cricket is back as the Pembroke County League swings into action with Llechryd and Crymych eagerly looking forward to new challenges.

Last season was extremely fruitful for Llechryd as the Teifisiders won promotion to Division One where they will undoubtedly face stiff competition.

Under skipper John Curran the players have for some considerable time been gearing up for the challenge with nets at Cardigan Leisure Centre.

It is understood that a few experienced campaigners have expressed an interest in resurrecting their playing careers and with already a strong nucleus at the club it is hardly surprising that there is a feeling of optimism at the RDM Oval.

Curran and Co start life in the top flight with a visit to Saundersfoot on Sunday, April 26 and the following Saturday the first home game is against Neyland.

There were real fears that Crymych could be forced to fold when it became financially unfeasible to continue playing at Glandy Cross after 35 years.

Fortunately help was at hand as the club was granted permission to return to its first home Ysgol Y Preseli which will not necessitate travelling around five miles to Glandy Cross for home games.

Crymych will again compete in Division Four along with Llechryd 2nds.

Pembroke County League early fixtures

Division One: April 26 Saundersfoot v Llechryd; May 2 Llechryd v Neyland; May 9 Llechryd v Lawrenny; May 16 St Ishmaels v Llechryd; May 23 Llechryd v Cresselly; May 30 Whitland v Llechryd

Division Four: April 26 Carew 2nds v Crymych, Llechryd 2nds v Saundersfoot 2nds; May 2 Burton 2nds v Llechryd 2nds, Crymych v Hook 2nds; May 9 Hook 2nds v Llechryd 2nds, Llanrhian 2nds v Crymych; May 16 Crymych v Lawrenny 2nds, Llechryd 2nds v Carew 3rds; May 23 Crymych v Saundersfoot 2nds, Llanrhian 2nds v Llechryd 2nds; May 30 Kilgetty 2nds v Crymych, Llechryd 2nds v Whitland 2nds