THE North Wales Cricket League has suspended its 2020 season.

A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board said that with “sadness and reluctance” all forms of recreational cricket are suspended immediately.

It continued: “This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.

“Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities - particularly at junior levels.

“Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.

“It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making.

“Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues, who will have such a huge role to play in our nation’s response to coming out of this situation.”

Cricket Wales echoed the thoughts of the ECB, adding: “We will endeavour to serve cricket in the best and most appropriate way possible, under the challenging circumstances we will all face in the coming weeks and months.

“We will of course continue to update you regularly, as this situation evolves.”

Denbigh captain Harrison Jones said: "Obviously, it's quite a strange thing to process.

"The thought of no cricket during the duration of the summer is quite a tough one, but obviously it's a sensible decision from the ECB.

"Hopefully, we will manage to get some cricket played in the not too distant future, but there isn't much we can do about it.

"Cricket is the type of sport where you can mess around with the format a little and see if anything can work out a little later down the line.

"All I know is that it's going to be a very odd time for the people who love the sport of cricket."