LLAY may be forced to concede tomorrow's Premier Division trip to Pwllheli.

Player availability has hit the club hard so far this season and skipper Tom Crewe says Llay are in "dire straits" ahead of their next fixture.

Speaking on Wednesday afternoon, Crewe said: "We have only got eight for Saturday and that includes three over the age of 50.

"We are in dire straits.

"We should be okay after this week."

Llay took to the field with 10 players last weekend against Pontblyddyn and Crewe added: "On Saturday, we had Colin Peers keeping wicket and he's 62, Mike Phennah was playing and he's 54.

"It's just this week.

"We should get 11 players out each week after this week.

"It's hard to keep morale up."

Llay are waiting on two potential players to decide if they are available for the trip to Pwllheli and if not, they will concede the match.

Pontblyddyn have 13 players unavailable this weekend - but they're still able to get two teams out!

The first team travel to Premier Division leaders and skipper Rhys Jones, who is out with a broken toe, said: "We'll have six second-teamers playing against Menai Bridge."

Jones says it's probably the strongest and biggest squad Pontblyddyn have had in many-a-year.

"It's a bit of a shame, but we're thankful for the youngsters," added Jones, who hopes to be fit again next weekend.

"We will go there and have a go.

"If we get a couple of points, it will stand us in good stead."

Gresford will look to return to winning ways at Bangor.

Brymbo ended their winning start last weekend with a nine-wicket outcome and Gresford skipper Matt Thompson said: "We had a bit of an off day, but they played really well to be fair.

"It's a shame to have our first loss, but we have had a great start.

"We just lost too many early wickets."

This Saturday, Gresford will be without the likes of Jack Bunkell and Cam Evans, although Simon Perry and Harry Morris will come back into the side.

Asked if he was surprised by Bangor's comfortable win over Mold last weekend, Thompson said: "I'm more surprised Bangor have had such an indifferent start to the season.

"They're a good team and it will be a good test for us on Saturday."

Captain George Deniz is looking for a better batting display as Mold head to local rivals Northop.

Reflecting on last week's loss to Bangor, Deniz said: "In terms of our batting, we were slightly disappointed coming off at 163 all out on a great wicket.

"Three of us got into the 30s and 40s - myself included - and didn't push on, but credit to Bangor. They were well organised in all departments and very much deserved to beat us on the day."

There are likely to be changes to the Northop line-up, which hit more than 300 in last week's success over Mochdre.

Tomorrow, Mochdre pay a visit to second-placed St Asaph.