There was a special presentation evening at the Rose and Willow pub in Neyland when Callum Power’s selection as captain of the Welsh Disability Cricket Squad was recognised.

He has being playing now for three seasons, two of them as captain and has scored three centuries, and the Autumn brings an exciting period because this will be the first time that a Cricket Wales Disability team has toured.

They will be travelling to Sri Lanka and staying for eight days in Colombo, playing two one-day and two T20 games – and Callum will have the honour of leading the team out and hoping to add to the three centuries he has already scored for Wales as a forceful opening bat.

Unfortunately there is considerable cost for travel, accommodation and kit but such is the camaraderie at Neyland CC and the local community, that at the presentation it was announced by Peter Davies that all his costs have been covered, plus some new kit and even some spending money.

Callum is often teased by the likes of Martin Jones, the cricket development officer for the county, about wearing pink socks whilst batting so Martin has sorted out some pristine new white socks – and when Peter was one of the raffle prize winners at a recent county cup final he opted for a pair of wicket-keeping gloves to go with his shirts, whites, boots, hat – and even a new bat!

Neyland CC was one of the major contributors to funds alongside Lea Wilson at The Rose and Willow, whilst the Coberg Inn darts team also raised funds from a darts tournament.

Jeff Button was heavily involved with terrific support from the Season’s Holiday Park in Laugharne and site contractors, and from KO Carpets, Johnston, Milford Haven Golf Club and the Neyland Golfing Society, plus ex-patriots of Neyland in Alex Mathias and Chris Banner.

A kind donation from the Haverfordwest Public Swimming Pool Trust took the total to a successful conclusion and at the presentation to Callum was his mother Jude and gran Megan Kerrison,  Andrew Smith, Sean Bellerby, Sean Hannon, Martin Jones and Peter Davies, Jeff Button and Lea Wilson.