A CHARITY match in memory of a Brymbo legend will begin the cricket season this weekend.

The match at Brymbo this Saturday, April 16 is being staged in memory of John Shone, who sadly passed away last summer.

"It will be people who played with John from Brymbo in one side," said Brymbo chairman Nigel Roberts.

"And people from North Wales who played against John will be in the other side.

"We are looking forward to it.

"He was a stalwart of the club, a great team player and a lovely, lovely lad."

Shone, who joined Brymbo at the age of 13 in 1973, played for the club for over two decades.

During a brilliant career, Shone appeared in no fewer than seven Welsh Cup finals for Brymbo.

The charity match, in aid of Nightingale House, will start at 12.30pm.

"The responses we have had have been phenomenal," added Roberts.

"Even though some people can't play, they are still coming down."

There will be a bar and barbecue during the day, while John's wife Tracey will be going around with a bucket for donations for Nightingale House.

"It definitely won't be 50 overs!" added Roberts on the likely format.

"The thoughts are that it will be between 30 and 40 overs."

Meanwhile, promising top order batsman Seth Agard, from Barbados, will play for the club during the 2022 North Wales Cricket League Premier Division season.

In his early 20s, Agard also bowls leg spin.