Pembroke County Cricket
Llechryd 136 for 7 drew with Burton 183 for 5
Llechryd were forced to hang on for a losing draw at the RDM Oval after they were outplayed for much of the game.
The visitors got off to a decent start as Richard Jones with 33,Luke Hayman 21 and Morgan Scale 62 steered their side to a healthy total of 183 -5, with the innings of Scale the pick of the lot with the big hitter crossing the ropes with five fours and clearing them once with a huge six.
James Henneker (2 for 20), Peter Betterley (2 for 44) and Ben Kiss (1 for 27) were the pick of the hosts bowling attack.
In reply Llechryd made a poor start with opener Andrew Davies going early but in form batter Ollie Roberts who made a fifty a couple of weeks ago looked set for a similar score until he departed on 20 at a key time in the innings and others followed him without really troubling the scorers with all rounder Leighton O Connor, Jonny Lewis and Mike Carter all getting out cheaply.
Regular second team opener Dewi Davies batting at eight for the first team made steady progress with 22 as did Tomos Davies who hit 21 and Llechryd made steady progress before wickets tumbled and it was a struggle for the hosts as experienced medium pacer Steve Jones ripped through the middle order with 4 for 28 and another to impress with the ball was Johnny Scale who took 2 for 16.
With the hosts fast running out of options they batted out the remaining overs for a losing draw.
A superb half century from Jac Davies and a useful contribution of 36 from Ben Graham helped steer Llechryd 2nds to a four wicket win over St Ishmaels 2nds.
Tish who were well served by Steve Hastings with 43 and Darren Hawkings who made 32 managed to build a total of 181-8 but they were forced to work hard against the likes of all rounder Andrew Fletcher 3-24 and Mal McHugh who took 3-31.
Fletcher who is enjoying some decent early season form also impressed with the bat and hit 27 not out but there were none better than Jac Davies who claimed eight boundaries in his match winning knock of 56.
Kevin Bowen was the best of the St Ishmaels bowlers with 2-34.
Third placed Crymych had to settle for a losing draw despite another cracking innings from prolific run getter Richard Thorne who would have notched a century had he not run out of batting partners. Thorne who has already hit three figures this term was left high and dry on 77 as his team hung on for a draw at 152-9 whilst chasing 193 for victory against Hook 2nds.
Hook made a decent start and batted consistently down through the card with David Petrie 67 not out, Lloyd Greyshon 28, Morgan Hughes 25 and Chris Holder 22 all helping to steer their team to a grand total of 192.
Ioan Davies was the chief wicket taker for the Preselimen and he returned with impressive figures of 5-11 and another to excel with the ball was Rhodri Lewis with 2-44.
Thorne with 77 was undoubtedly the star of the show with the bat but he was very much on his own as the Crymych innings stuttered along with very few partnerships created apart from all rounder James George who made a useful total of 22 runs.
David Petrie with 3-25 and Chris Holder with 2-18 were the pick of the Hook bowling attack.