Curran stars again, but winning run comes to end
AFTER an opening hat-trick of wins, Llechryd were held to a draw by bottom side Cresselly Seconds in division two of the Pembroke County League at the RDM Oval.
But they still managed to pick up 28 points, which was only two fewer than a maximum haul for a win.
Leaders Narberth and third-placed Hook banked 30 points apiece but did not gain any significant ground on the Teifisiders.
Some of the bowling produced by the visitors left much to be desired, with deliveries inviting punishment.
Leading from the front, skipper John Curran took a liking to the Cresselly attack as he plundered 93. He was given support from James Betterley (31), Steve Smith (29) and Graham Keen (27no).
Mathew Lewis picked up four wickets.
In the Cresselly reply, Rhydian Rees was the mainstay in a fine innings of 77, and Lyn Richards contributed 20 as the visitors held out for a draw. Curran, Rhys Beard and Rob Connolly shared six of the wickets.
Llechryd Seconds lost by 34 runs at their St Ishmaels counterparts despite Ollie Roberts giving his batting skills an airing with an unbeaten 82.
The visitors posted 170-9 and picked up seven points. St Ishmaels got the runs for the loss of four wickets.
In the same division, there was also disappointment for Crymych, who went down to a 34-run defeat against Llanrhian Seconds at Glandy Cross.
The visitors made 140-5 and in reply Crymych were dismissed for 106.