Recreational cricket in Wales has been given the green light with competitive action set to start on Saturday, July 25.

After the restrictions on outdoor activities in Wales were lifted, club sides throughout the country have been busy planning for a return to the middle.

The North Wales League are hoping to announce their fixtures, which will be done geographically while trying to maintain equal playing standards where possible, by Friday.

There are set to be three main groups of eight sides with first and second teams playing each other on the same day with matches of 40 overs a side, while some clubs have indicated that they will arrange their own friendlies.

Chirk, meanwhile, are set to get their Division One John Rees Group games underway on Saturday week.

Andrew Swarbrick's men have been placed in a group featuring Alberbury, Bomere Heath, Knockin and Kinnerley, Newtown and Pontesbury.

Teams will play 10 fixtures - home and away - but unlike the Premier Division, there will be no group winners play-off.

Rules, fixtures and playing conditions are yet to be finalised, but matches will be win/lose 40 overs per side with a 12pm start.

Northop Hall, however, are set to have to wait until next year for meaningful competition action.

A statement from the Liverpool Competition, confirming that the action would start on Saturday, August 1, said: "Colwyn Bay, Northop Hall and Prestatyn are to play with Welsh clubs as arranged by themselves. Agreed with all clubs."