Llechryd are back in contention at the top of division three after they were gifted maximum points on Saturday without having to play a game.

The Teifisiders who have struggled for a team in recent weeks and who are extremely lucky to be in this lofty position following a poor run of form were fortunate that opponents Hook 2nds pulled out as they were also struggling for a team on Saturday morning.

Several key players have disappeared off the scene for various reasons and Llechryd have done well to keep in touch with leaders Saundersfoot with second team players having come into the team and done a fine job.

John Curran and his men  who are now second in the table have two fixtures remaining starting with local rivals Crymych this weekend at the Castell Malgwyn ground followed by an away trip to Pembroke Dock. One win from two could well be enough to see them clinch promotion.

Crymych, who are already relegated to division four, showed real character to come through for an excellent win courtesy of a super knock from Richard Thorne who made 124. The Preselimen who were put into bat scored 230-4 with Thorne, an extremely talented batsmen, spraying all areas of the field with some powerful cuts and drives and he found a useful ally in Harry Jones who made  a half century.

Outstanding century for Richard Thorne
Outstanding century for Richard Thorne


In reply Pembroke Dock made a decent start through Peter Kingdom who chipped in with 57 and Craig Butland who made 69 but some tight bowling from Seth Williams with 3-39 and all rounder Andrew Thomas with 2-35 managed to keep the run total down and the Dock were eventually all out for 195.

In division four Llechryd seconds fell to a four wicket defeat at the hands of Johnston seconds despite the efforts of Mike Carter and Andrew Fletcher who both registered half centuries. All rounder Fletcher who hit 110 the previous weekend was also in good form with the ball and took 2-19.

The visitors through the hard work of Carter and Fletcher made a solid foundation and there were useful contributions from Dewi Davies with 30 and Jack Davies who made 29 and their innings closed on 197-5.

Johnston started positively through opener Ross Dewstowe who made 56 and Lewis Boswell who hit 46 and middle order batsmen Danny Dewstowe kept the scoreboard ticking with 37 and he and his team eventually surpassed the Llechryd score with four wickets to spare.





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