GWERSYLLT PARK will open life in the top tier of the North Wales Cricket League with a trio of testing trips.

Last season’s Division One champions are up against Dan Parry’s Brymbo first up, with the season opening on Saturday, April 20.

This is followed seven days later by a match-up versus Llandudno for Iroshan De Silva’s Park, who will then tackle Menai Bridge on May 4.

With a new pavilion being built at the Bradley ground, their first home game will be against Northop on May 11.

Northop and Brymbo will again be looking to go well after they achieved top-three positions last time out.

Brymbo, who finished the summer in third spot, have home advantage versus Bangor on April 27 and they will then head to Elwy Grove Park to take on defending champions St Asaph in a mouth-watering encounter on May 4.

The main challengers for the title with the Saints last summer were Bart Ryan-Beswick’s Northop, who would eventually finish the season just six points back as runners-up.

Looking to go one step further this time around, Northop will begin their season with a home meeting versus Denbigh on April 20, followed by a trip to Gresford seven days later.

It’s a testing start to the campaign for Gresford, who head to Menai Bridge on April 20 and they’ll visit Ystrad Road for a match-up with Denbigh on May 4.

The concluding set of matches for the campaign are scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 14.

Gwersyllt Park conclude the summer at Bangor, while Northop will play at St Asaph.

Gresford head to Llandudno and there are home comforts for Brymbo versus Mochdre.

Opening day fixtures: Bangor v St Asaph; Brymbo v Gwersyllt Park; Llandudno v Mochdre; Menai Bridge v Gresford; Northop v Denbigh.

It’s a North East Wales special in Division One!

Eight of the 12 sides in the section are from the region and Pontblyddyn, relegated from the top flight last summer, open their season with a trip to Conwy on April 20.

Mold, who also came down from the Premier Division, play host to Northop Seconds and last season’s Division Two champions Brymbo Seconds pay a visit to Buckley.

Connah’s Quay’s first match-up of the summer is at home to Dolgellau, while Halkyn and Hawarden Park will have home advantage versus Abergele and Bethesda respectively.

April 27 fixtures: Bethesda v Abergele; Conwy v Connah’s Quay; Halkyn v Mold; Hawarden Park v Brymbo 2nds; Northop 2nds v Buckley; Pontblyddyn v Dolgellau.

Marchwiel and Wrexham will open their Division Two season at home to Bangor Seconds on April 20, while Llay are on their travels to Mochdre Seconds.

Other fixtures: Bersham v Menai Bridge 2nds; Gresford 2nds v Llanrwst; Pontblyddyn 2nds v Corwen; St Asaph 2nds v Carmel & District.

Division Three: Bethesda 2nds v Halkyn 2nds; Caernarfon v Buckley 2nds; Denbigh 2nds v Connah’s Quay 2nds; Gwersyllt Park 2nds v Mold 2nds. April 21: Ruthin v Conwy 2nds.

Division Four: Carmel & District 2nds v Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds; Corwen 2nds v Bersham 2nds; Hawarden Park 3rds v Llandudno 2nds; Mynydd Isa & Maeshafn v Abergele 2nds.