MENAI Bridge begin their quest to regain the North Wales Cricket League Premier Division title on home soil.

The 2018 champions welcome Northop to their picturesque base for their season opener on April 18, before going on the road for the first time to take on a dangerous Denbigh outfit to close out the month.

A host of tricky challenges await the championship contender during the month of May, which sees Bridge take on title rivals Brymbo and Bangor in consecutive weekends.

This will be followed by games against St Asaph and Pwllheli, with the ambitious club finishing off a pivotal few weeks against Llandudno.

With Bridge taking on all other sides expected to run them close for the crown this summer, it will not take long for the squad to discover what they can expect from the campaign.

Bethesda are fancied to mount a significant promotion push from Division One this season and they open their season at home to Abergele.

A stern test of their credentials awaits Pesda on April 25 when they welcome Dolgellau, with games against recently relegated Connah’s Quay, Gwersyllt Park, Llanrwst, Bangor 2ndsand Pontblyddyn also scheduled during the initial stages of the campaign.

Caernarfon managed to secured promotion after a successful crowdfunding appeal for a new grass wicket that will be ready in time for the new season, and the Division Three side begin with a visit to Buckley 2nds on April 25.

Two more away games at Brymbo 2nds and Connah’s Quay 2nds follow, before the Cofis’ get the chance to use their upgraded surface for the first time in a competitive environment against Buckley 2nds on May 16.

A busy Bank Holiday Weekend sees them travel to both Gwersyllt Park 2nds and Pwllheli 2nds before ending May at home to Hawarden Park 2nds.