GUILSFIELD Cricket Club have bolstered their ranks with the signing of David Jones.

Jones joins the club from Montgomery having represented the Lymore club at all levels since joining as a 13-year-old.

Jones has since represented the senior string and captained the club’s second team in the Henshalls Shropshire League during some difficult seasons impacted by the pandemic.

Jones departs with more than 250 games under his belt having compiled more than 1,100 runs and claimed 180 wickets.

However Jones signalled his intent to depart at the end of the summer with the hope of signing for a club closer to home.

A Montgomery Cricket Club spokesman said: “We thank Dave and wish him the best for his future career.”

A Guilsfield Cricket Club spokesman said: “He is a massive signing for the club and we look forward to him gracing the LHG Oval next summer.”

Guilsfield will be competing in the fourth division next summer having secured promotion from the fifth division with Jones a capable signing to boost their ranks having played at a higher level.

Elsewhere Alberbury Cricket Club have shuffled their pack ahead of next summer.

The club’s third string, which competes in the first division of the Henshalls Shropshire Sunday League, will be captained by James Lee with Paul Jones his captain.

Neil Savage has stepped down as vice captain of the third team.

A club spokesman said: “We’d like to thank Neil Savage for his work as vice captain.”

Meanwhile Gareth Phillips has taken over as safeguarding officer and will be supported by Huw Roberts with Joss Elliott stepping down from the role he held last summer.