Pembroke County Cricket Club Division 2: Llechryd (237-7) drew with Cresselly 2nds (176-7)

Another big knock from John Curran kept Llechryd in second place.

Curran cracked 93 as his side had by far the better of the draw against Cresselly 2nds, who are struggling to get going this season at the foot of the table.

The home side were put into bat and Curran’s knock included nine fours before he was caught behind by Neal Williams off the bowling of Matthew Lewis.

By then he had shared an opening stand of 98 with James Betterley, who himself made 31 but was stumped sharply by Williams, again Lewis the bowler.

In fact the skipper went on to take 4-33 in 12 overs while Richard Harris (1-49) and Tim Webb (2-38) took the other wickets, but the Doves were still left with a massive chase as Steve Smith (29) and Graham Keen (27 not out) added late impetus to the innings.

The reply was led by opener Rhydian Rees who hit a classy 77 (13 fours), after fellow opener Scott Arthur had made a brisk 19 (four fours).

Veterans Harries (14) and Lyn Richards (20 not out) also held up the home side’s push for 30 points, but the visitors couldn’t get within the 50-run margin needed to gain losing draw points.

For Llechryd, Curran (2-27), Rhys Beard (2-40), Rob Connolly (2-7) and Betterley 1-16 shared the wickets.