Cur­ran stars again, but win­ning run comes to end

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

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.

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