AS cricket returns in Pembrokeshire this weekend with games in the Harrison Allen Bowl and Alec Colley Cup, newly-promoted Llechryd of Division One could not have had a tougher draw.

In a Bowl round one tie, the Teifiside villagers have been paired with reigning Division One champions Neyland, who went through season 2019 losing just one league game.

Promoted as runners-up to Division Two champions Narberth, skipper John Curran and his Llechryd team-mates are relishing an opportunity to get back into action and with the county’s top side providing the opposition there could be a sizeable crowd at the RDM Oval on Saturday.

A long-standing Llechryd supporter said: “Live sport has been conspicuous by its absence since March so a cricket cup game has got to be an attractive proposition and let’s hope the weather is set fine.”

Narberth will undoubtedly be strongly-fancied to go through at home against Johnston, who were relegated at the foot of Division Four; an attractive tie is the all-first division clash between Whitland and Carew while Saundersfoot and St Ishmaels who both finished down the Division One table go head-to-head down by the seaside.

Harrison Allen Bowl (round one – Saturday, July 25)): Burton v Pembroke Dock; Whitland v Carew; Hundleton v Llangwm; Saundersfoot v St Ishmaels; Narberth v Johnston; Llechryd v Neyland.

The Alec Colley Cup for second XI teams has been unkind to Llechryd Seconds who finished seventh in Division Four.

On the following Saturday, the Llechryd second string visit Fourth Division champions St Ishmaels Seconds who will ply their trade in the Third Division next time around.

Alec Colley Cup (round one – Saturday, July 25): Saundersfoot 2nds v Burton 2nds

(Round two – Saturday, August 1): Llanrhian 2nds v Carew 2nds; Pembroke 2nds v Pembroke Dock 2nds; Saundersfoot 2nds/Burton 2nds v Lawrenny 2nds; Narberth 2nds v Haverfordwest 2nds; Hook 2nds v Llangwm 2nds; Herbrandston 2nds v Whitland 2nds; Neyland 2nds v Cresselly 2nds; St Ishmaels 2nds v Llechryd 2nds.