Llechryd may have been relegated from the Pembrokeshire Cricket League division one this season, but at least the Teifi Valley villagers finished their campaign on a positive note.

Hosts Haverfordwest, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, were restricted to a total of 209 for 8, and in reply Llechryd knocked off the runs for the loss of six wickets.

In the home innings opener Ben Field was the mainstay in hitting 74, which included 10 fours and two big sixes, and he was given support from his brother Daniel Field who made 31.

Opener Paul Tough had made 10 and there were also double figures for Dai Davies (16) and Dan Potter (11), before James Marchant came in at number six and contributed 20 not out.

Support was provided by Archie Thomas, who struck two fours and two sixes in his 29, before being bowled by David Dufee, who finished with figures of 3 for 45 from his eight overs.

Graham Keen took 2 wickets for 41 from eight overs, Ollie Roberts returned 2 for 24 from five overs, and Ifan Dow took 1 for 28 from three as Haverfordwest finished on 209 for 8.

John Curran returned 0 for 29 from 9 overs, with 2 maidens, and Tom Beard, with 0 for 32 from 8 overs, including one maiden, whilst Joe Mansfield held three catches for Llechryd.

In reply, Ollie Davies (20) and Tomos Davies (21) put on 26 for the first wicket, before John Curran came in and struck eight boundaries to put the visitors on track with a half century.

Curran was eventually caught and bowled by James Marchant for 59, but fellow county player David Dunfee kept the runs coming as he smashed a half century of 56, including 7 sixes.

It was 167 for 5 when Dunfee was caught by keeper Jack Scriven from the bowling of Marchant, but Jac Davies, 19 not out, and Andrew Drewy-Davies (20) got Llechryd over the line.

Marchant finished with 2 for 52 from eight overs, with Archie Thomas (1 for 38), Ashley James (1 for 28), Clive Tucker (1 for 54) and skipper Dai Davies (1 for 11). also taking wickets.

Llechryd reached 213 for 6 in 41 overs, but Haverfordwest had done enough to avert the drop as they picked up eight league points, to Llechryd's return of 19 points on the final day.

Elsewhere, Neyland retained the league title they had won before the pandemic broke out and Lawrenny were second again, with just three points between them in the final league table.

In the league decider, Neyland, after being asked to bat first by Lawrenny skipper Joe Kidney, made 140 for 9 after 45 overs, with George Evans, batting at nine, the top scorer with 35.

In reply, opener Kurtis Marsh made 36, and there was defiance from Kyle Marsh (23) and Rob Williams (27 not out) - but Lawrenny were eventually all out for 119 after 42 overs.

Both teams finished their campaigns with 14 wins, one loss and three abandoned fixtures, but it Neyland just about finished the season as champions, by the narrowest of margins.

Pembrokeshire division one results: Haverfordwest (209-8) lost to Llechryd (213-6) by 4 runs; Narberth (132) lost to St Ishmaels (174-8) by 42 runs; Neyland (140-9) beat Lawrenny (118) by 22 runs; Saundersfoot (0) ab v Carew (0); Whitland (227-7) lost to Cresselly (229-7) by 3 wkts.