2016 has proven to be a difficult season for the Vale, with the 1st XI struggling in their first season back on division two. Vale's situation has not been helped by last minute defections from the club by a host of last seasons players, which following a very successful 2015 campaign is very difficult to explain. Whilst the timing of their decisions left a bitter taste in the mouth and Vale in the lurch so to speak, with little time to recruit, the players who have stepped in to the squad throughout the season have performed admirably in difficult circumstances. Vale will be hoping to boost their ranks during the coming winter with a recruitment drive and their continued emphasis on producing their own young players. The club are always on the lookout for new players of all standards and everyone is welcome at the club which boasts what are probably some of the best facilities at any club in South Wales, including an indoor cricket school. Anyone interested in playing next season please contact the secretary on 07969240274 for further details.