Pembroke County Cricket Club Division 2:

Cresselly 2nds (125-7) lost to Haverfordwest 2nds (128-3) by 7 wickets

An unbeaten 50 from Doug Johnson led Haverfordwest 2nds to a comfortable win over struggling Cresselly 2nds.

The Doves had laboured to 125-7 in their 45 overs, with only Steve Davies (27 – five fours) and talented youngster Charlie Arthur (20 – three fours) firing in the top order.

There was a late rally however as No 7 Neil Lewis hit two fours and a six in his 25, and shared a stand of 49 with Mark Merrick who went on to make 32 (five fours).

For The Town, Lewis Rhead led the bowling with 3-30, and there were wickets for James Marchant (2-25), Cyril Varghese (1-20) and Filgi Varghese (1-8).

Haverfordwest reached 42-0 in their reply before Huw Scriven fell to Arthur for 36 (a four and two sixes), and that became 48-3 when Arthur (2-12) also dismissed Nigel Morgan (0) and Davies (1-59) clean bowled Varghese (2).

But Johnson restored calm with five fours in his 50 not out, and Marchant supported him ably with 38 not out (three fours and a six) as the win was sealed in the 27th over.

Johnston (98 all out) lost to Carew (99-1) by 9 wickets

A great spell of bowling from Carl Thomas set up a nine wicket win for Carew at Johnston.

Thomas took 4-12 as the home side were shot out for 98, with Geno Cleal top scoring with 35 while Keegan Codd was the next best batsman with 12.

But Thomas was backed up by wickets for Rhys Grigg (2-26), Jacob Knox (2-31) and Rhys Canton (1-28).

The Glebelands boys struck an early blow in the Carew reply as Codd removed their skipper Scott Richards (3), but Robbie Hicks backed up his century of the previous week with 46 not out, while talented Morgan Grieve joined him in making 36 not to see The Rooks home.

Kilgetty (172 all out) lost to Pembroke Dock (189-5) by 17 runs

Billy Wood starred with bat and ball as Pembroke Dock came through a tense finish at Cresselly to notch a first win since the opening day of the season.

Wood hit 57 before taking three vital wickets as the visitors edged home by 17 runs.

The Dock were put into bat but started well despite losing skipper Nick Daley for 9, after he nicked behind to Kyle Marsh off Richard Cope (1-43).

But Luke Murray was joined by Wood in taking the score to 95 before the opener was LBW to Ollie Gamble (1-46) for 50 (three fours).

Wood went on to make his half century with six boundaries but was skittled by Robbie Beynon, who also dismissed Scott Griffiths (20) and Thomas Grimwood (11) on route to figures of 3-35.

But 31 not out from Craig Butland ensured the batting momentum continued as The Dock posted a challenging total of 189-5.

Kilgetty had opener Tom Lewis (6) run out early in their reply and then No 3 Kurtis Marsh went for 11 in just five balls, cracking a four and a six before being caught by Daley off Griffiths.

The same bowler also removed opener Jack Parkinson after a four and two sixes in his 27, caught by Pete Kingdom, and had Richard Cope (17) snared by Butland with eventual figures of 3-63.

The home side fell to 70-5 but they were given a lifeline by Toby Poole, who came in at No 6 and struck 64, including four fours and two sixes, to set up a tense finish.

But no one stayed long enough with him and when he was eighth man out, clean bowled by Wood as part of his 3-37, the visitors sensed blood and it was Jamie White who finished things off when he bowled Anthony Bevan (10) in the 43rd over.

White finished with 2-41, and skipper Daley 1-29 on what proved a good day for The Dock.

Llechryd (33-0) beat Pembroke (31 all out) by 10 wickets

The quickest finish in Pembrokeshire cricket yesterday undoubtedly came at Llechryd as Rhys Beard wreaked havoc for the new league leaders.

Beard posted figures of 7-14 while Tom Curran took 2-14 as the away side were ripped apart, with only Jonathan Rodgers (8) and Rob Smythe (8 not out) making any kind of impression with the bate.

And within seven overs of the Llechryd reply, the game was over as Curran (19 not out) and James Betteley (10 not out) completed the simplest of the wins.

And the day got better for the Cardiganshire side, with Curran awarded the Thomas Carroll Player of the Month award for May after a scintillating start to the season with the bat, including two centuries.

Narberth (126-9) lost to Hook (131-4) by 6 wickets

Hook gave the biggest indication yet they are serious contenders to return to the top flight after knocking Narberth off top spot with a convincing all round display.

They restricted the home side to just 122-9 in their 45 overs, and then Jake Wicks and George James led the way with the bat as they eased home with six wickets and 17 overs to spare.

And yet things started well for Narberth as openers Hadleigh Luff and Ritchie Adams took them past 50 before Luff (18) was caught and bowled by Matthew Holder.

That sparked a collapse as Jordan Howell (0), Loui Davies (1) and Ben Quartermaine (2) all fell cheaply, and Adams eventually went for 56, hitting three fours and a six before being caught by Matthew Rees off David Hopkins.

There was resistance from skipper Davy Johns (20) and his brother Matthew (10 not out) at No 10, but the total never looked enough as Holder finished with 4-31, Hopkins 3-26 and Aled Phelps 2-18.

Hook’s reply didn’t start smoothly though as Tom Blaxland (4) was LBW to Ben Quartermaine – who also bowled Aled Phelps (10) to leave the away side 33-2.

But then came a stand of 79 between Wicks and James, only broken when Wicks was caught by Matthew Johns trying to hit big of spinner Mike Reekie after reaching 50 (six fours).

The latter also removed Brennan Martin (8), but James hit six fours to finish 49 not out and was joined by Craig Nutty (1 not out) in sealing the win.