Pembroke County Cricket Club Division 1:

Burton (220 for 4) lost to Whitland (224 for 9) by 1 wicket

There were runs galore at Oatfield Park as home club Burton amassed a sizeable score of 220 for 4 and Whitland did amazingly well to chase it down from the penultimate ball of the last over as Matthew ‘Titch’ Davies hit a boundary with only he and No 11 Dan Blain left in hand.

Burton made an excellent start through Toby Hayman and skipper Richard Jones, putting on a three-figure stand  before the former batsman was first to go for 50. Morgan Scale (22) and Jonathan Venables (15) chipped in with cameos but it was Jones who provided much of the momentum before he was dismissed just five runs short of what would have been a deserved century.

Matthew Davies (2 for 65), Steff James (1 for 44) and Iestyn Scourfield (1 for 43) were the only Whitland wicket-takers and at team Burton must have been pleased with their tally of 220 for 4.

Steff James topped the Whitland batting with 40 as Morgan Scale (3 for 42), Jonathan Scale (2 for 31), Luke Hayman (2 for 34) and Richard Jones (1 for 46) were the successful home bowlers.

In the Whitland batting line-up there were useful smaller contributions from Jonathan Strawbridge (38), Geraint James (28), Johnny Thomas (24), Nathan Evans (22) and Titch Davies (31 not out, including that vital last four) as Blain remained on 4 not out at the other end.

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Bob Elliott.

Scorers: Dennis Venables & Ann-Marie Jenkins.

Cresselly (144 for 1) beat St Ishmaels (141 for 8) by 9 wickets

Cresselly cruised to a nine-wicket win over St Ishmaels after the visitors plan to bat first and set a challenging total back-fired as Tish could only muster 141 for 8 in their allotted 45 overs.

It wasn’t likely to test Cresselly’s mighty batting strength on a bone-hard surface as only Peter Bradshaw (42), Harry Nicholas (33), Andrew Palmer (19) and Marc Devonald (16 not out) ever looked comfortable against Matthew Lewis (4 for 28) Dan Sutton (2 for 29), Simon Cole (1 for 21) and Sion Jenkins (1 for 14).

Then Sutton (30) and Adam Chandler gave Cresselly a great start before Sutton was caught by Bradshaw off Jordan Milich - and Simon Cole (36 not out) and Chandler (62 not out) eased Cresselly home in only 19.3 overs.

Umpires: Steve Blowes & Dave Bonner.

Scorers: Teagan Cartwright & Pat Williams.

Haverfordwest (140 for 3) beat Kilgetty (139 all out) by 7 wickets

Haverfordwest were in control for most of their home match against Kilgetty, who won the toss, elected to bat first and managed a total of 139 all out; never likely to be enough as Simon Holliday led the home batting after talented teenager Johnny White had again spear-headed their attack.

White had fine figures of 4 for 16 alongside Lee Summons (3 for 62), Holliday (1 for 14), Kieran O’Connor (1 for 8) and Sanjaya Gurang (1 for 2) as Kurtis Marsh (41), Kyle Marsh (26), Geoff Marsh (17), Ian Poole and Ross Hardy (both 14) had topped the Kilgetty batting.

After tea, Nitin Mathias (38) and Holliday (62) led The Town counter-attack, although the latter was almost caught by Claire Hardy at deep backward square before he was eventually bowled for his lowest score so far.

Danny Potter (30 not out) and Lee Summons (22 not out) saw The Town home as Anthony Lewis (2 for 24) and Ross Hardy (1 for 44) were the successful Kilgetty bowlers.

Umpires: Denis Chiffi & Simon Richards.

Scorers: Jayne Cole and Hazel Poole.

Llangwm (278 for 2) beat Lawrenny (217 all out) by 61 runs

Llangwm have shown far more batting maturity this season and this was every much in evidence during their game against Lawrenny at Pill Parks as they amassed a huge final tally of 278 for 2 from their allotted 45 overs.

Leading the way with a splendid innings of 116 was young opener Phil Llewellyn, who stroked 15 fours and a six in his innings before he was caught by Brad McDermott-Jenkins off the bowling of Steve Lewis.

Noah Davies chipped in with 46 and then the Kiff brothers rounded things off as Matthew blitzed a typical 83 not out and Joseph supported with an undefeated 11.

Lawrenny seemed unlikely to mount much of a challenge in reply as only Harry Thomas (15) and Ian Jenkins (21) made contributions before Simon Cole (69) and Rob Williams (60) showed what useful all-rounders they are.

But Ollie Davies (3 for 37), Noah Davies (2 for 56), Matthew Kiff (3 for 53), Phil Llewellyn (1 for 20) and Luke Brock (1 for 56) claimed the wickets that saw Llangwm home in the 44th over.

Umpires: Trefor Evans & Dave Brandon.

Scorers: Janice Brick & Malcolm Thomas.

Neyland (258 for 3 Declared in 40 overs) beat Johnston (73 all out) by 185 runs

Neyland maintained their 100% record in the opening five matches of the season as undefeated centuries from Nick Koomen and Henry Durrant helped them declare on a massive 258 for 3 after 40 overs before shooting Johnston out for only 73 runs.

Yet Neyland, who elected to bat first, were uneasy on 46 for 3 as Kevin Roberts (1 for 30) and Liam James (2 for 61) were the wicket-takers before Koomen had ten fours and six in his 107 not out and Durrant reached exactly 100 not out with four fours and five sixes.

Gregg Miller (15) and Patrick Bellerby (25) made early contributions, with the latter unlucky as a straight drive was deflected onto the stumps at the bowler’s end with him marginally out of his crease!

Neil Boxall (15), Keegan Codd (11) and Steve James (13) top scored for Johnston but no-one could really settle against Andrew Miller’s slow stuff and final figures of 5 for 19, ably assisted by Durrant (2 for 12), Nathan Banner (1 for 15) and Gary Lloyd (1 for 21) – and a winning margin of 185 runs tells its own story.

Umpires: Richard Merriman & Richard Scriven.

Scorers: John Laugharne & Gracie Morris.