Cricket Wales’ Roundup

Wales National County are poised to continue the momentum from recent seasons, as they compete for silverware in the National Counties One Day Trophy and 3 Day Championship across June-August. The team – which represents the pinnacle of recreational cricket in Wales, and the best standard of cricket in Wales outside of Glamorgan CCC – are enjoying one of the best periods in their 35 year history since the post-pandemic resumption.

Back-to-back semi and quarter finals in the one day cup, and much improved approach to the red ball format in 2021 and 2022, a new development team forged in North Wales in addition to assisting five players secure professional contracts and a further three European honours indicate that things are indeed on the rise.

For the 2023 season, Wales narrowly missed out a first T20 finals day in May, finishing 2nd in their group to Berkshire but take on Staffordshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire in the One Day Trophy in the group stage (top two progress), whilst Dorset, Cornwall, Shropshire and Wiltshire await them in Division 2 of the 3 Day Championship with Wales looking to secure promotion to Division 1.

They will be looking to the experienced quartet of Brad Wadlan, Richard Edwards, Sam Pearce and Cameron Herring to lead the charge with the likes of Harry Friend, Tegid Phillips, Will Smale and Callum Nicholls providing the impetus, energy and exuberance of youth.

National counties cricket (formerly known as Minor Counties) as a whole continues to be widely followed across England and Wales, and with talks continuing across the professional game regarding its potential inclusion in a revamped domestic structure there is no better time to begin following the team!

To find out more about the team’s exploits, squad news, fixtures, live streams and updates during the rest of the 2023 campaign you can visit or follow @WalesNCounty on Twitter.