More cricket clubs in Pembrokeshire host the popular All Stars Cricket centres than anywhere else in South West Wales.
Recent figures reveal that of the 39 clubs enrolled in the scheme in the area, 14 are in Pembrokeshire compared to 10 in Carmarthenshire, eight in Swansea and seven in Neath & Port Talbot.
Now in its third year, All Stars Cricket is a fantastic initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board that began in 2017 and is aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.
Currently, the participating clubs in the county are Burton, Cresselly, Haverfordwest, Herbrandston, Hundleton, Johnston, Llanrhian, Llechryd, Narberth, Neyland, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Saundersfoot and Whitland.
Every child that registers for the All Stars Cricket Programme receives a bonus participant pack including a backpack, cricket bat, cricket ball, a personalised shirt with name, cap and activity book.
Sport Pembrokeshire cricket development officer Martin Jones, believes the success of All Stars in Pembrokeshire is another example of the way Pembrokeshire County Council’s sport development team helps promote sport to youngsters.
“All Stars Cricket is a great introduction to the game and we’re happy to be a part of it,” he said.
“Not only does it introduce youngsters to the game of cricket it promotes co-ordination, teamwork and communication which are vital skills to youngsters of that age.
“It’s a great social experience too, for parents as well as the children taking part.”
For more information about All Stars cricket and to sign up for session at your nearest club, visit www.allstarscricket.co.uk
The success of All Stars Cricket continues to grow in Pembrokeshire.