Two East Lothian cricket clubs have agreed a merger, just three games into the new season.

The merger of Tranent and Preston Village will see the clubs become one Tranent & Preston Village Cricket Club. 

It was agreed after meetings of the club's memberships took place yesterday evening (Thursday), and the newly-formed club will play its first matches at the weekend. 

The 1st and 3rd XI will use Tranent's existing home at Meadowmill Sports Centre, while the 2nd XI will play their home games at the Polwarth Oval, the former home of Preston Village.

The integrated club will continue to pursue the construction of a pavilion at Meadowmill. 

Dougie Russell, president of Tranent Cricket Club, said: "This is an historic day for this club and for cricket in East Lothian.

"We are particularly excited about the chance this presents to put in place a sustainable player pathway for youngsters in the local area."

Alan Grieve, Preston Village chairman, added: "We are thrilled to be joining forces with our good friends at Tranent Cricket Club. The combined club will be one of the best-equipped clubs in Scotland."

The combined club will be officially formed today (Friday), and play its first matches tomorrow.