Trefor Evans has been tasked with picking the Whitland team of the 21st century.

"It has been a bit of a headache but also very pleasurable to look back and remember some past players," he said.

"Thankfully I have broad shoulders so will be able to carry the stick I will surely receive for my selection! Thanks to Colin John, Huw Davies and especially Paul Webb for providing valuable statistics.

"In 2000 Whitland gained promotion back to the First Division where they have since remained. From 1999 to 2013 the club appeared in an unprecedented 12 Ormond Youth Finals, winning on nine occasions.

"Senior finals were reached in this decade, winning the Harrison-Allen Bowl in 2012 and losing in 2015; winning the Duggie Morris Cup in 2017 and making four successive appearances in the Alec Colley Cup from 2015 to 2018, winning on two occasions.

"The bulk of my XI featured in many of these successes, with the exception of a couple of players who were coming to the end of their First XI appearances at the beginning of the century."

1 - Paul Webb

Paul scored stacks of runs in his own style, holding the batting together on many occasions. He also took regular wickets with his spin and had a very safe pair of hands. On the county front he won the George Cole Trophy in 2005 for his performances that season, scoring 656 runs and taking 30 wickets. Paul captained the club from 1999 to 2007.

2  - Jordan Buckley

Our Aussie import just squeezes in as he returned to Australia in 2001. Jordan was a powerful batsman who could score quickly and also took wickets with his spin, occasionally bowling left arm for a bit of variety! He was instrumental in helping the team getting promoted in 2000, scoring 865 runs and taking 28 wickets.

3 - Paul Davies

Paul is a classy left handed batsman who has all the shots. ‘Pikey’ was the team’s top run scorer five times between 2004 and 2012.  He was also a useful bowler in his younger days and a lethal fielder at point.

4 - Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan always seems to have so much time when in full flow and can score quickly, seemingly without effort. His right arm spin has also been useful asset. His ability can be seen by the fact that he has won Man of the Match awards  at Harrison Allen, Alec Colley and Ormond Youth Finals!

5 - David Lee

Dai opened the batting for many seasons, scoring consistently. He has been an occasional bowler with his gentle ‘lobbers’ and an excellent pair of hands out in the deep.

6 - Edward John

Another stylish left handed batsman who has scored numerous runs since his youth days. Unfortunately work commitments have reduced his recent availability but he is still young and good enough to make a late come-back when time allows!

7 - Mathew ‘Titch’ Davies

Current first team captain and a lively character off the field, but takes his cricket seriously. ‘Titch’ consistently scores runs at important times, often under pressure, to secure a result. He is also a more than useful swing bowler and after captaining the county was deservedly awarded his County Cap last season.

8 - Dylan Blain

Dylan is an excellent wicket keeper with good hands. He is a very quick-scoring batsman, often at the top of the order. As a good footballer he is a sharp runner between the wickets, sometimes catching out his batting partner!

9 - David Dunfee

David is a bit of an enigma but if fully focused was a real talent. He was an aggressive bowler at a lively pace and could score very quickly with some huge hitting. He was chosen as ‘Man of the Match’ when the Harrison Allen Bowl was won in 2012.

10 - Iestyn Scourfield

Iestyn is a former captain and regular wicket-taking opening bowler who has also played for the County. He can also contribute useful runs and probably should bat higher than he did.

11 - Mark Lee

Whitland’s ‘Mr Reliable’. Mark has taken loads of wickets over a number of seasons whilst conceding few runs with his nagging line and length. He is a powerful hitter who should have scored more runs if he had the patience. A fine pair of hands, gained with his goalkeeping exploits in the Winter.

12 - Colin John

Undoubtedly Whitland’s ‘Mr Cricket’ with his work for the club over some 40 years, especially in coaching youth teams. Colin was also an important middle order batsman during the first decade of this selection, scoring runs consistently. Unbelievably took some wickets with his slow, no sorry, very, very slow bowling! Picked his son Ed in the starting XI before him. Sorry Col!

13 - Steffan James

A classy all-rounder who could open the batting and the bowling as well as being an excellent fielder.  Steffan represented Wales at Junior level. He is an asset to any side but unfortunately a spell up the line with Carmarthen Wanderers and his college rugby commitments have restricted his appearances.