There will be no league cricket in Pembrokeshire this season after the campaign was officially cancelled this afternoon.

Pembroke County Cricket Club secretary Steve Blowes circulated an e-mail to clubs highlighting the social distancing measures that remain in place in Wales, and the fact the recreational game remains suspended until further notice.

"The next Welsh Government announcement is not due until June 18th and given their stated intention to proceed cautiously it is extremely doubtful restrictions will be lifted to enable recreational cricket to be played by the 27th June  - which is the half way point of our fixtures," he wrote.

"It is with sadness therefore that the Executive have made the decision to cancel league cricket for this season."

However, Blowes did not rule out cricket in some form before the summer is out.

"It is hoped that should circumstances allow, cup fixtures can be played in August.

"Junior cricket is also cancelled, however, if circumstances allow they could play some form of the game later in the year."

On Friday Cricket Wales officer Keri Chahal did outline his back up plan should we able to get play in August, which would involve cluster groups and playing friendly matches.

Telegraph Sport comment:

There has been little correspondence between the PCCC and the clubs during this pandemic, but the announcement suggests the halfway point of the season was their cut off for league action.

In truth, when the ECB confirmed last week that no domestic action at professional level would take place until August 1st, many at grassroots level feared this was coming. Our resumption date is likely to lag behind that of authorities able to put complex testing systems in place.

All is not lost yet and if, and it remains an if, we are given a green light for play in August and even September then there is time to condense the cup fixtures and play them as planned. There is certainly time now for the Executive to plan accordingly for that scenario.

This decision does at least bring clarity to clubs but the waiting game continues, as does the hope of competitive play before the year is out.