The ECB, as you probably know is the England and Wales Cricket Board. There are two words there that seem to get overlooked an awful lot: "and Wales". Not only does it sound like an afterthought, but the country is often treated as such. Their share of the pie is one of eighteen first-class counties, one of eleven international grounds, one of twenty minor counties and one of six MCC Universities. By anyone's standards, this is not an even split.
Wales has a selection of stunning cricket venues, especially Sophia Gardens, St. Helen's and Colwyn Bay.
All three of these grounds have held and do hold first-class cricket, so it would be logical for a renegade Welsh team to base a domestic team out of each one, along similar lines to their rugby teams and the Irish Interpro teams. Of course, getting this running and getting hold of players like James Harris who play for other counties would be a challenge. If only there were some sponsors who could help to foot the bill.
There is also plenty of bowling talent, such as James Harris, Dean Cosker and Mike Reed, although the former will soon play for England.
The batting would be more fragile, but Mike Powell and Mark Wallace would add plenty of experience. Ben Wright and Will Bragg are also talented and young and have bright futures. In a few years, the likes of David Lloyd and Andrew Salter would be expected to step up and get noticed too.
And where would they get noticed? Well, Wales would most likely be an Associate member of the ICC, and would soon find their way to the top of the pile alongside or slightly behind Ireland. They would play in World Twenty20s and fight for World Cup places. They would be able to form a cricketing Celtic League with Interpro and Pro Series teams from Ireland and Scotland.
All that, IF they broke away. Which they won't. Because independence costs money.