Welcome by The Club Chairman,
Mr Paul Webb
This is my second season as County Chairman and the 2018 season was as good, if not better than last season, every club’s groundsman must be congratulated on getting their pitches ready for playing on at the start of the season due some very poor weather in April.
To all the County cricketers, umpires, scorers, and supporters, I thank you for all your hard work you put into running your clubs, without people like yourselfs, we would not have cricket in Pembrokeshire which is admired throughout Wales. I wish you all a very successful and enjoyable 2019 season and that the sun does not stop shinning down on us all.
Once again I would like to congratulate all the league and cup winners, with all the four cup finals being well supported after a few postponements.
All the league divisions were well contested, especially division one with the title in the balance right up to the final overs of the season.
Sadly Johnston second team withdrew from the league at the start of the season, hopefully they will return to league cricket in the future.
Congratulations to Neyland Cricket Club on reaching the Welsh Cup final played at Sophia Gardens, hopefully this will inspire more clubs in Pembrokeshire to enter the competition.
I thank our sponsors Thomas Carrol, Tees’R’us, Thomas Scourfield and sons, Tony Pidgeon, Hugh Harrison/Allen, Llewellyn Davies, Lords International and The Morris Family of Burton, for all their financial commitment during the year, thank you to all the clubs who host County matches semi- finals and finals.
The County senior team played six matches during the season with excellent wins against SWLA home and away, the Wales under 17s, with defeats against Glamorgan seconds and Wales XL club, the MCC game was abandoned due to the weather.
Thank you to all the press, Bill Carne, Fraser Watson, Gorden Thomas, David Gibbs, James Hemingway, Rod Hillier, Brain and Susan Mackinon for the way they have given Pembrokeshire cricket tremendous coverage throughout the season.
Play Cricket is now been used by more clubs, and hopefully all the County clubs will be on the Play Cricket website in the next couple of years.
All stars and junior cricket had another successful season, I look forward to seeing more junior teams playing cricket next season.
I thank all the officers and executive committee for all their hard work, commitment and support in the way that the County Club organise cricket throughout the season.
(Paul Webb, Chairman, Pembroke County Cricket Club)