THE weather forecast looks favourable and Dan Williams says his Gresford side are “champing at the bit” as they aim to pick up where they left off.

Gresford beat Northop in their opening Premier Division match of the season but their last three games have been rained off.

Other teams have managed to play, meaning Gresford have lost ground, but Williams is just looking to return to action with a Bank Holiday weekend double-header that starts with tomorrow’s home clash against second placed St Asaph before heading to Conwy on Monday.

“We haven’t played St Asaph in a couple of years,” said Williams. “We know what they are about, they are a very strong team with one of the best seamers in the league and some top notch batsmen.

“They lost the first game of the season but because they have managed to get a few games in, it doesn’t matter because they have managed to catch up with the rest of us. We are just looking forward to getting on the park.

“It is frustrating to have such a good win on the first day and not play, and other teams have then got games on and started to pull away from you at the top of the league.”

Brymbo, like local rivals Gresford, have been left kicking their heels since starting the campaign with an impressive victory against much-fancied Menai Bridge.

Three cancellations, coupled with other teams getting games in, has seen Brymbo slip down the table and skipper James Claybrook feels hard done by.

“Llandudno have played every single game so far this season and not far off the same points as us yet we are unbeaten and they have lost three games,” said Claybrook ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Northop.

“It doesn’t feel right to me.

“I want to have a look at the way the points are structured because I just feel three points (for a cancellation) is not enough - you can lose a game and get more points than a side who were called off.

“I don’t think that is right and it makes us feel quite hard done by.”

After stopping leaders Pwllheli in their tracks, Menai Bridge are now targeting maximum points at home to Llandudno.

Pwllheli, who are now level on points at the top with Conwy, will aim to bounce back at Mochdre.

Denbigh entertain Conwy while Llay Welfare’s Dave Phennah could be crucial to their hopes at home to Bangor.

Bangor Seconds have the difficult task of stopping Connah’s Quay in Division One. The Deesiders have started the season strongly with everyone playing their part in the first month of the new campaign.

They are five points behind front-runners Mold, who won’t want to lose top spot.

Mold make the short trip to Hawarden Park while Pontblyddyn host Bethesda and Gwersyllt Park head to Llanrwst.

Bottom club Ruthin are at home to Abergele while Halkyn entertain Dolgellau.

In Division Two, Buckley welcome leaders Menai Bridge Seconds while Mold Seconds, who are a point off top spot, host Denbigh Seconds.

Other fixtures: Bersham v Llay Seconds; Carmel & District v Northop 2nds; Marchwiel and Wrexham v Mochdre 2nds; St Asaph 2nds v Gresford 2nds.

Division Three leaders Pontblyddyn Seconds head to Gwersyllt Park Seconds while Buckley Seconds, just a point behind the leaders, visit Abergele Seconds.

Other fixtures: Connah’s Quay 2nds v Caernarfon; Conwy 2nds v Hawarden Park 2nds; Pwllheli 2nds v Corwen.

Division Four: Bethesda 2nds v Rhewl; Dolgellau 2nds v Halkyn 2nds; Hawarden Park 3rds v Ruthin 2nds; Llandudno 2nds v Llanrwst 2nds; Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn v Carmel 2nds.

Sunday East Division: Connah’s Quay 3rds v Brymbo 3rds; Gwersyllt Park 3rds v Bersham 3rds; Hawarden 4ths v Northop Hall 4ths; Mold 3rds v Northop 3rds.