Skip­per smashes ton as Llechryd make a fly­ing start

Llanelli Star - - SPORT -

OPEN­ING bats­man and skip­per John Curran got Llechryd off to a great start in the Pem­broke County Cricket League with a bril­liant cen­tury as the Teifisider­s pulled off an eight-wicket away win over Hook in di­vi­sion two.

Hav­ing first use of a good bat­ting strip, Hook made good progress, with Aled Phelps top-scor­ing with 54, which in­cluded eight bound­aries. He was given ex­cel­lent sup­port by brother Jamie (46), while Craig Nutty weighed in with a breezy 43 in a to­tal of 222-5 in 45 overs.

Seam­ers Gra­ham Keen and James Bet­ter­ley snapped up two wick­ets apiece.

In the vis­i­tors’ re­ply, Curran went af­ter the bowl­ing from the word go, stroking the ball to all points, and his side reached the tar­get for the loss of two wick­ets. He was un­de­feated on 110, with John Lewis (46) and Rhys Beard (38no) the other ma­jor con­trib­u­tors as Llechryd banked 27 points.

On a damp Teifi Val­ley wicket Llechryd 2nds drew with their Hook coun­ter­parts in di­vi­sion four.

Hav­ing been put in, the vis­i­tors were dis­missed for 119 in 38 overs and in re­ply Llechryd 2nds fin­ished one run short of the tar­get for the loss of eight wick­ets.

For Hook, David Petrie was top scorer with 31 and along with Robin Make­peace picked up three wick­ets.

In the Llechryd in­nings Tom Beard top-scored with 31 and took 3-10. Peter Gre­gory also took three wick­ets.

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