Llechryd main­tain pro­mo­tion push as they stay un­beaten

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

LLECHRYD main­tained their un­beaten record in di­vi­sion two of the Pem­broke County Cricket League as they were held to a draw for the sec­ond week in a row.

But again they picked up a hat­ful of points to help their push for pro­mo­tion.

John Cur­ran and his team-mates are five points be­hind lead­ers Nar­berth, with Hook 19 points adrift in third and the rest off the pace.

The vis­i­tors just failed to win­kle out the last three Haver­ford­west Sec­onds bats­men, but a draw earned the vis­i­tors 28 points.

Llechryd posted 206-6, ex­pe­ri­enced left-han­der Steve Smith steal­ing the show with a de­light­ful 50 that in­cluded eight bound­aries.

He was given sup­port from Joe Mans­field (42), opener James Bet­ter­ley (39), Rhys Beard (31) and Jonny Lewis (18).

Lewis Rhead picked up three wick­ets for the hosts.

Haver­ford­west held out for a draw as Evan Watts and Filgi Vargh­ese both con­tributed 34 and Nigel Morgan weighed in with 30.

James Bet­ter­ley took 3-29 and there were two wick­ets for skip­per Cur­ran.

Hav­ing been put in, Saun­der­s­foot Sec­onds posted 155-5 against Llechryd Sec­onds at the RDM Oval, thanks mainly to Steve Cook, who car­ried his bat for 77.

Medium-pacer Tom Beard re­turned fig­ures of 3-29.

Chasing down the to­tal, Ol­lie Roberts was again in bril­liant form as he made 101 not out, an in­nings which in­cluded 13 bound­aries. The tar­get was reached for the loss of one wicket, with An­drew Fletcher un­beaten on 25. The Teifi Val­ley side banked 27 points.

In the same di­vi­sion, lead­ers Ney­land Sec­onds won by nine wick­ets against vis­i­tors Crymych, who were dismissed for 64 as medium-pace bowler Kieran Allen took 6-11.

The pace­set­ters picked up a max­i­mum haul of 30 points and there were two points for the Pre­se­li­men.

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