Cricket followers up and down the country consider the England Cricket Board's decision to end a suspension because of the coronavirus crisis on May 28 as wildly optimistic.

Whether the bigwigs are right or wrong remains to be seen, but players in the Teifi Valley village of Llandysul, including a large number of youngsters, are raring to go if the situation is favourable.

Having held their own in the South Wales Cricket Association Division One for five years there has been an increasing sense of determination to win promotion to Division Two of the South Wales Premier League.

A long way from the centres of population it is to their credit that the Teifisiders have achieved so much in a short time with huge improvements having taken place on the playing side and at Tir Dref where there are first-rate facilities.

Four promotions in six seasons resulted in the Teifisiders taking their place in the top flight at the start of the 2015 season and during the next five campaigns they challenged in the top four and also flirted with relegation.

Skipper Ben Edkins led from the front last term and several of his team-mates impressed with bat and ball while stalwart for many years chairman Aled Jones and cricket manager Michael Turner worked tirelessly behind the scenes.

Many people have expressed scepticism over cricket action this summer, but if it comes about you can bet that Llandysul will be ready.