WEM Cricket Club has had a promising start to this year's campaign by swinging their way into another successful season.

The reigning Shropshire Country Cricket League champions are proud to be at the heart of their community both on and off the field.

The club’s first team, captained by Sam Peate, has enjoyed a bright start to the new season, meanwhile; Wem’s ladies cricket team has also just been reformed – with 35 players signing on to be involved this summer.

The club is extremely grateful for support shown by local businesses and they are keen to improve facilities at their Soulton Road ground.

Salop Leisure, the Shrewsbury-based caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership is the latest company to become a club sponsor by having an advertisement board at the ground.

Wem chairman Shaun Astley, said: "We are always looking to improve our facilities.

"We’ve got a number of projects on the go at the moment, so any help that local businesses like Salop Leisure can give is always gratefully received.

"We invest the money back into the club for the benefit of all our members and the local community because we pride ourselves on being at the centre of the community.

"I think it’s going to be a challenge this year as the league’s extremely strong. Everybody else has stepped up and I think every club has got an overseas player.

"We’ve been lucky over the years with our group of players as they have grown up together.

"Our aspirations are to be in the top three if we can and see where we go from there really."

Ed Glover, Salop Leisure's marketing manager, said: "We enjoy supporting local sports clubs and leagues.

"Providing Wem Cricket Club with some sponsorship takes our support into north Shropshire.

"We have been impressed with Wem’s willingness to be involved with their local community and we wish them a successful season."