Nar­berth see off chief ri­vals to go clear at sum­mit

Llanelli Star - - CRICKET -

NAR­BERTH won their top-of-thetable clash against Pem­broke County Cricket League di­vi­sion two pace­set­ters Llechryd.

It was a one-sided af­fair as Nar­berth claimed a seven-wicket win to leapfrog their ri­vals and draw eight points clear.

It was a day to for­get for the Teifisider­s as third-placed Hook beat Carew Sec­onds by seven wick­ets to close the gap on Llechryd to 16 points.

The sec­ond and third clubs go head to head at the RDM Oval this Satur­day, with the re­sult likely to have a ma­jor bear­ing on the cham­pi­onship and pro­mo­tion races.

With­out skip­per John Cur­ran and bats­man Steve Smith, Llechryd found it tough go­ing against tight bowl­ing and sharp ground field­ing, and but for a gal­lant ef­fort by John­nie Lewis (59) the vis­i­tors would have been skit­tled out much ear­lier.

As it was, a to­tal of 103 was nowhere near enough to trou­ble the home side. Mike Reekie took three wick­ets for just four runs, while there were also three wick­ets for Ben Quar­ter­maine and two apiece for Loui Davies and Lewis Haugh.

In the Nar­berth re­ply, Richard Adams set the ball rolling with 30, while Hedd Luff (36 not out) and Kyle Quar­ter­maine (34 not out) saw their side safely home.

The win­ners banked 30 points while there were just three for the vis­i­tors, for whom seamer Gra­ham Keen picked up 2-17.

Llechryd Sec­onds won for the fifth time in di­vi­sion four when com­ing out on top by nine wick­ets against Carew Thirds at the RDM Oval.

The vis­i­tors put up lit­tle re­sis­tance as they were bowled out for a pal­try 46, with none of the bats­men reach­ing dou­ble fig­ures.

Af­ter Neil Croucher took 3-6, Llechryd saun­tered to vic­tory.

In the same di­vi­sion Crymych swept aside vis­i­tors Hook Sec­onds by 122 runs at Glandy Cross where home bats­man Richard Thorne was the hero of the hour with a bril­liant 124. The Pre­se­li­men posted an im­pos­ing to­tal of 267 in 40 overs and in re­ply the vis­i­tors were bowled out for 145.

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