The chairman of Oswestry Cricket Club says the Morda Road side are looking forward to a big season under new skipper Dean Suter.

Suter's appointment as Oswestry 's new first team captain was ratified at last week's Annual General Meeting, following former skipper Robbie Clarke's recent departure to Port Talbot.

Chairman Chris Wiseman also pledged that signings were around the corner for Oswestry and paid special tribute to the first team which recorded the club's highest-ever finishing position.

"There were many positives to be taken from the season including the growth of the youth section and the staging of floodlit cricket at Morda Road, the first club to do so in the county," he said.

"We are delighted to have Dean on board. He is relishing the prospect of leading the club next season and has already outlined his plans for the new campaign.

"He will work closely with Alec Davison who takes over as second team captain, and our newly -appointed head of development, Pete Holloway.

"There will be new signings for next season, details of which will be announced shortly.

"We have another big season round the corner. These are exciting times for the club both on and off the field ,and I am very positive that we can meet the challenges that lie ahead.

"We have an excellent blend of experience and new blood on the committee."

The decision to withdraw the third team from the county league was taken after long and careful deliberation.

Next season would see three sides playing league cricket at the weekends.

There would also be the re-formation of the midweek evening league side, and an extensive programme of competitive junior cricket .

Positions elected alongside Mr Wiseman included John Hulme as president, Ben Wilson as secretary and Dave Vart as treasurer, among other appointments.