CRICKET will resume in Wales later this month.

The sport has returned in England following the easing of UK Government lockdown restrictions and following the latest announcement by the Welsh Government clubs have stepped up preparations for a welcome return to action.

Alberbury, Newtown, Montgomery, Welshpool, Llanidloes and Guilsfield clubs will now join their Henshalls Shropshire League counterparts in starting a reduced fixture programme on July 25 with further details set to be announced next week.

A Llanidloes Cricket Club spokesman said: "We are just glad to be somewhere near after four months of frustration.

"It’s not just players, but the community in general that has really missed not having cricket on every other week.

"Once we have the guidelines from Cricket Wales it will just be a matter of what the Shropshire League come up with regards to who we play and when.

"A massive thanks to Cricket Wales, and especially the Shropshire league for waiting for the status of the Welsh clubs before coming up with format for the rest of the season."