CRESSELLY are the new leaders in division 1 after beating Whitland at the weekend.

Cresselly’s score of 260-6 was unable to be matched by Whitland who were bowled out for 145.

Ewan Izzard (79 and 1-1), and the ever-reliable Dan Sutton (61) put in big performances for the Doves. Matthew Morgan also hit six shy of a half century with 44.

Coming out shining with the ball, Ryan Lewis took 3-37 and Tom Arthur 3-24.

The Borderers strongest performance came in the bowling department with Luc Owen taking 3-29, and Scott Newton 2-34. Newton also made 19.

The win sees Cresselly go top of division 1 by a point, knocking Neyland off the top after the defending champions big showdown against Lawrenny was postponed.

Due to that postponement Haverfordwest also leapfrogged Lawrenny into third.

A majestic innings saw Llechryd skipper John Curran score heavily all round the wicket in his magnificent 132 off 118 balls.

Curran hit 16 fours and hoisted 3 sixes on the way to his massive score but it wasn’t enough to prevent his side’s fifth defeat in the Pembrokeshire League division one.

Llechryd finished on 221 for 7 after 45 overs, but half centuries from Ben Field and Dai Davies ensured that Haverfordwest reached their winning target for the loss of five wickets in 41.5 overs.

The county town hit back against Curran’s score, with Daniel Field hitting five fours in his 36, before Ben Field struck two fours and five sixes in a swashbuckling knock of 67.

Dai Davies steered the Town home on 53 not out, with six fours, and Adam James smashed five sixes in his 35, despite Dunfee's 3 for 35.

Carew and Saundersfoot played out a classic in a mid-table clash.

Sitting sixth and seventh in the table, Carew (137 all out) lost to Saundersfoot (145 all out) by just 8 runs.

Saundersfoot won the toss and elected to bat with John Mansbridge (32), and Dan Brace (32no) working hard to build a score.

Carew skipper Shaun Whitfield (4-14), and Ceri Brace (2-31), did their best to break the Seasiders down.

When the Rooks came into bat, Whitfield did his best (25), as did Luke Hicks (22), however the bowling of former Carew player Tom Hurle (4-15) proved decisive, allowing Saundersfoot to gain ground on their rivals.

Narberth made short work of bottom of the table St Ishmael’s to continue the Tish’s poor form.

St Ishmaels are only two points ahead of newly promoted Llechryd at the bottom of the table after they were bowled out for 115, with Narberth needing just 24.4 overs to seal victory.

The Quartermaine brothers were again on the money, Kyle scoring 20, and Ben taking 2-27, however the match was decided by the outstanding bowling of Matthew Johns (5-27).

For the Tish, Brennan Devonald (34), and Phil Cockburn (23) put up what would turn out to be a futile resistance.

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In division 2 Pembroke Dock continued their march to promotion.

The Dock annihilated Carew Seconds posting a total of 295-4 before bowling the Rooks out for 46.

Jake Davies (118), George Smith (117no and 2-3), Ewan McDonald (2-7), and Rob Hearn (3-15) scored big for the Dock.  For the Rooks, Barry Evans took 1-31.

Llangwm kept up pace with the league leaders, producing an efficient display against Burton.

Llangwm put Burton into bat, bowling them out for 94, Chris Inward taking 4 for 9, and Steven Mills 3 for 38.

When Llangwm came to bat, Joe Kiff (28), and Will Beresford (24) top scored in the division two favourite’s total of 98-2, for what was too short an innings in a rather anti-climatic derby match. 

The future looks bright, the future looks Herbie, as Herbrandston beat Kilgetty in a match where 15-year-old Charlie Malloy took 3 for 7 in 8 overs.

Herbrandston made very short work of Kilgetty putting them into bat and bowling them out for 74, with Herbie needing only 76-0 to win.

There was an added family affair to the game with Harry Nicholas making 28no, however the most telling contribution of the Nicholas family was from father Paul, who took 4-19.

Lamphey got their first league win of the campaign beating Hook. 

It didn’t daunt the Stags playing away from home as they won the toss and elected to bat, making 158ao. Hook replied with 138ao falling short of the mark by just 20 runs.

The game saw a real tussle of all-round nous, with Stags’ Peter McGilloway taking 3-26 and making 47, while Hook’s Aled Phelps took an impressive 5-34 and made 22.

Haverfordwest Seconds (149-7) lost at home to Pembroke (155-4) in what is turning into a perpendicular season for the Town’s first and second sides.

Whilst the Firsts sit third in division 1, the Seconds occupy last spot in division 2 and are still waiting to win a game in the league this season.

It didn’t come against Pembroke, Jonathan Rogers (2-17 & and 22), Sam Davies (2-25), and Jack Harries (69no and 2-33), putting paid to a rather lacklustre Haverfordwest performance - Ashoka Senavirathna top scoring for the Town with 37.

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