GLAMORGAN captain David Lloyd is throwing his support behind the next generation of talented North Wales cricketers.

Lloyd, who came through the ranks at Brymbo, is supporting the Wales County (North) move to establish a new under-18s side this summer.

Wales County (North) team manager Russ Penrhyn-Jones said: "We have got a massive involvement from David Lloyd with the under-18s team.

"He is doing net sessions with them, along with Will Owen and Mark Neath."

The cream of teenage North Wales cricketers will attend four nets sessions at Kinmel Bay over the coming weeks, before a squad will be chosen ahead of the forthcoming season.

"We have got 36 players nominated by the clubs," added Penrhyn-Jones.

Looking towards the summer, North Wales U18s are hoping to play matches against the likes of Staffordshire and Shrewsbury School, with contests against Herefordshire and Cheshire also pencilled in.

"It's all moving in the right direction," said Penrhyn-Jones.

As far as the senior team is concerned, this summer promises to be another big one.

The 2022 campaign proved to be hugely successful, with a number of one-day and T20 contests played.

"We are having nets currently for the senior side," said Penrhyn-Jones, with the new season just over three months away.

"We've got 25 players turning up for the sessions at senior level."

These are also taking place in Kinmel Bay and fixtures have already been secured for the new season.

Powys will be added to the North Wales set-up this season and Montgomery will host a meeting with the RAF.

In addition, North Wales will play a Northumberland side in Newcastle, while hopes are high that a two-day match can be organised over the summer.