THERE’S a bit of a buzz about the place, that’s how incoming president of Pembroke Cricket Club describes the feeling at the team.

Sixty-year-old Kevin Jenkins, of Pembroke, is the new president of the club taking over after the passing of former president Mr Dai Williams.

The Western Telegraph spoke to Mr Jenkins who described how the club is finding its way back from some difficult times.

“We have had a few lean years,” said Mr Jenkins.

“We lost our way a few years back and it has been a bit of a struggle getting back.

“A lot of my time at the club was in the first division and it would be great to get there again.”

Mr Jenkins described how it was a great honour to take on the role of president – only the third to hold the role in the last 50 years behind Mr Williams and Mr Mervin Phillips.

The club, which currently play in Pembroke County Division 2, are recovering after an exodus of players, young and old, left the side with a dearth of talent.

However Mr Jenkins says there is now a bit of a buzz about the club as he describes being head of one of the best club committees he’s sat on, and with the team expanding its playing sections and facilities.

“We have new all-weather netting facilities with a very generous grant from Sport Wales,” added Mr Jenkins.

“A ladies team started up last year and the club now has U9s, U11s, U13s, and U18s sides.”

The club also announced a new sponsor in JOP Civil Engineering.

One of the incoming president’s priorities is to get promotion with the seconds team – they currently play in Division 5.

“One of my priorities is to get them up the divisions,” said Mr Jenkins, “but there is a buzz about the place.

“I find if things are good off the field they tend to be good on it.”