NEYLAND scraped through against Lawrenny in a fantastic tussle between Pembrokeshire’s top sides as they battled for one of the last four spots in the Harrison Allen Bowl.

Playing at their trusted Athletic Ground, Neyland won the toss and elected to bat making 145-8, Ross Hardy top scoring with 58 from 43 balls.

During Neyland’s innings Kurtis Marsh did the best he could for Lawrenny, taking a hat-trick of wickets as well as making a catch.

Marsh was also the star of the show for Lawrenny’s innings, helping his side make 138-5, top scoring with 52 from 54 balls. But the bowling of Brad McDermott-Jenkins (3-29) helped seal victory for Neyland.

In total eight teams fought it out between Tuesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 24, to see who would make the final four.

Division one leaders Cresselly made it through against division 2’s Llangwm by an agonisingly close three runs.

Playing away, Cresselly won the toss and elected to bat, making 165-4 before Llangwm came to the crease and made 162-8.

Richard Brock top scored for Cresselly making a crushing 59 off just 37 balls with four 4s and five 6s – a strike rate of 159.46.

Ollie Davies also made a half century scoring 57 off 60.

For Llangwm the strike rate got even better as wicketkeeper Luke Brock made 59 from just 27 balls including 5 sixes – an extraordinary strike rate of 218.52.

Charlie Arthur took a hat-trick of wickets for Cresselly in what has been a good week for the Doves.

Lowest ranked side left in the competition, division 3 Johnston’s fairytale run came to an end against division 2 Burton.

Hosted at Oatfield Park on Wednesday, home side Burton won the toss and elected to bat making 151-2, Jon Venables top scoring with 64no.

Johnston were bowled out in their innings making a total of 120, Lee Summons top scoring with 49. It meant Johnston crashed out the cup by 31 runs.

Nod to Burton’s Jack Davies who made 56 as well as taking an electrifying 4-11 with the ball.

In the final encounter, division 1 Carew beat division 2 strugglers Kilgetty.

Playing away, the Rooks won the toss and elected to bat making an impressive 236-3 – Luke Hicks top scoring with 65.

Killgetty couldn’t match the score, succumbing to 137ao.

Semi-Final teams: Neyland, Cresselly, Burton, Carew