Pembrokeshire County Cricket
Hook 2nds 182-6
A well crafted partnership of 120 from openers John Curran and Dewi Davies laid the foundation for another excellent win for league leaders Llechryd in division three after they had been set a target of 182 by Hook Seconds.
The visitors went over the border once again with an under strength side as key first team regulars in Steve Smith and Mike Carter were unable to travel and they were forced to draft in second team opener Davies and rely on veterans in the shape of Laurence Harries and left arm seamer Peter Betterly once again to bail them out.
The Teifisiders who started brightly let their opponents off the hook on several occasions throughout the afternoon and they could easily have been back in the pavilion for an early tea had they not managed to drop seven catches in all. Fortunately for them though it was not to prove costly on this occasion.
Hook started very aggressively with Brannan Lay leading the way with 60 and Matt Holder in particular (42) seemingly in a rush to get the score board moving and the likes of Betterley, Curran and Michael Godfrey were smacked all round the ground. Curran though kept his composure and picked up 2-44 to steady the ship and Godfrey returned with 2-31 as the hosts innings ended on 182-6.
All rounder Curran and fellow opener Davies started brightly in reply and despite a few close shaves from a few edgy shots set a combined total of a 100 in reasonable time before they both eventually fell for the identical score of 62 with their match winning partnership eventually worth 120.
Llechryd though were still short of the winning total but a very brisk cameo knock of 27 from big hitter Rhys Beard late on changed all that and he and his colleagues, including fourteen year old tail ender Tomos Davies and all rounder Godfrey saw their team through for a seven wicket success.
Crymych 64 all out
Pembroke Dock 65-2
The match between Crymych and Pembroke Dock was all over very early after the Preselimen could only muster 64 after batting first. Declan Scourfield with 3-11 and Nick Daley with 3-16 did the damage with the ball.
The Dock in reply cruised to an eight wicket victory with 30 runs from Pete Kingdom steering the visitors to an easy win.