NORTH EAST WALES is well represented in the top flight this summer.

The action gets underway tomorrow, with a super six sides from the region aiming to make waves in the North Wales League Premier Division.

Pontblyddyn are back in the Premier Division after claiming the Division One title in 2021 and they begin at home to Pwllheli.

Looking ahead to the start of the season, Pontblyddyn captain Rhys Jones said: “We’ve got a strong squad in my opinion.

“Ben Mason is back from St Asaph, and Stevel Rodney is the overseas.”

Rodney, a Leeward Islands U19s player, is a top order batsman and a right arm spin bowler.

Leading the Pontblyddyn attack will be Chris Moss, while runs will come from the likes of Mike Williamson, Mike Littler and Ali Roberts.

There’s a lengthy trip in store for Northop to open the campaign as they head west to Bangor.

Gresford begin at Mochdre and captain Matt Thompson said: “We haven’t got any new signings that have come in.

“Last year we were joint-seventh and this year the target is to finish top-six.”

Gresford’s opening three matches are all away from home, starting with tomorrow’s trip to Mochdre.

“There will be some of the second team players stepping up,” added Thompson.

Last season’s opener Rob Clarke is set to miss the season after picking up a knee injury while skiing.

Meanwhile, Brymbo could not have wished for a tougher start to the campaign.

First up is a trip to Elwy Grove Park to tackle defending champions St Asaph.

It’s a trip new skipper Dan Parry is looking forward to and he said: “Preparations have been good.

“We had about 30 lads at training last night.”

Looking at the prospect of facing St Asaph, he added: “I think it’s a good time to play them.”

After four years away, Alex Patterson returns to action for Brymbo, while new signing from Gwersyllt Park Ryan Collier will also be included.

Making his return will be Mohamed Nilam Jayman, but Brymbo will be without promising top order batsman Seth Agard, from Barbados.

He had hoped to be in the line-up, however university exams mean he won’t make an appearance until the second match of the season.

A charity match in memory of a Brymbo legend turned out to be a brilliant occasion last weekend.

A match was staged in memory of John Shone, who sadly passed away last summer.

The Brymbo side contained players who turned out alongside John and they came up versus a team of North Wales figures who played against John.

The North Wales invitation team eventually beat Brymbo by eight wickets.

Brymbo secretary Jane Roberts said: “In total we raised £1079.20 for Nightingale House, which is a fantastic amount and we are very pleased with that.

“Tracey Shone (John’s widow) spent the full day there with her mum, Pat, and her sister, Jackie, and they had a wonderful day.

“It was a day to celebrate John’s life and his legacy and we certainly did that, with players turning up who hadn’t seen each other in 20 to 30 years, so it was incredible.

“The game was played in fantastic spirit and the weather was absolutely fantastic. The sun shone all day.”