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Lawrenny return to winning ways after beating Pembroke Dock

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LAWRENNY returned to winning ways on Saturday (May 28) as they beat Pembroke Dock by eight wickets.

They had lost their previous two games against Carew and Neyland and were keen to get their title challenge back on track.

Pembroke Dock won the toss and chose to bat but they were bowled out for just 144.

They lost Jake Davies early on as he was caught by James Phillips off the bowling of Rob Williams.

That left the Dock on 1-1 but Rhys Daley and Archie Hillier-Wood shared 32 runs for the second wicket to get the home side up and running.

Hillier-Wood scored 17 but he was then caught by Ryan Morton off the bowling of Jamie Lewis.

Daley was joined by Tom Grimwood and the pair added another 39 runs for the third wicket.

Grimwood hit four fours in his score of 27 but he was also caught by Morton off the bowling of Steve Lewis.

That brought Rhys’ father Nick to the crease but he didn’t last long as he fell in similar fashion Grimwood, leaving the Dock on 82-4.

Rhys Daley and Anton John then shared another 39-run stand for the fifth wicket, taking their score into three figures.

John hit two fours and a six in his score of 20 but he was then caught by Kyle Marsh off the bowling of Steve Lewis.

Daley then reached his half century, hitting seven fours as he reached a score of 54, but he was then caught by Tom Cole off the bowling of Jamie Lewis.

That left the Dock on 130-6 and that wicket seemed to spark a collapse as their last four wickets fell for just 14 runs.

Neil Gregory was caught and bowled by Jamie Lewis who then also bowled Niall Brunton to finish with figures of 4-18.

Rob Williams had Euan McDonald caught by Marsh and Connor Carroll caught by Steve Lewis to bring the innings to a close.

Lawrenny lost Harry Thomas on the first ball of their reply as he was caught by Jake Davies off the bowling of Euan McDonald.

Despite that, Finley Lewis and Troy Purslowe were untroubled as they shared a second wicket stand of 116 runs to all but win the game.

Purslowe smashed ten fours and four sixes in his score of 81 before being caught by Neil Gregory off the bowling of McDonald.

Lewis was joined by Kyle Marsh and the pair saw their side to victory in the 28th over.

Marsh hit a four and two sixes as he finished unbeaten on 16 from 12 balls while Lewis was not out on 40 after hitting eight fours.

The win sees Lawrenny move back up to fourth place, just two points behind third-placed Carew.

On Saturday, June 4, Lawrenny host Saundersfoot while Pembroke Dock go to Cresselly.

Photo: Troy Purslowe in action against Burton last week

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Division 2: Llanrhian go fourth after beating Herbie

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LLANRHIAN moved into to fourth place in Division 2 after they beat second placed Herbrandston by 79 runs on Saturday (Jul 2).

Herbie won the toss and chose to field but they saw Llanrhian post 251-8 in their 45 overs.

Paul Lewis scored 63 for the home side and Jack Jones added 53 but their top scorer was Jonathan Strawbridge who hit nine fours and three sixes in his score of 72.

There was a score of 14 from Russell Watkins while Simon Bachelor finished unbeaten on 20.

Kristian Bennett took 2-38 for Herbie while Dean John also finished with two wickets to his name.

In reply, Dai Malloy scored 19, Charlie Malloy scored 33 while Alan McLelland added 31. Jack Nicholas scored 15 and Jack Wilson scored 35.

Gwyn Watson took two wickets for the loss of 20 runs while Gareth Davies finished with figures of 2-33 and Tom Clarke had 2-37.

Herbie’s scores were not enough as they were bowled out for 172.

Llanrhian now sit just seven points behind the leaders and six off second place with seven games still to play.

On Saturday, July 9, Llanrhian travel to Llechryd while Herbie are at home against Johnston.

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Division 2: Whitland win to close gap on top two

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WHITLAND closed the gap to the top two as they beat leaders Burton by 79 runs on Saturday (Jul 2).

Burton won the toss and chose to field but WHitland scored 193-9 in their 45 overs.

Kevin Pearce scored 33 and Wayne Howells scored 31. Scott Newton reached a half century before falling on a score of 61 while there was a score of 30 from Gethin Scourfield and 19 from Harry Fuller.

Matthew John took 4-29 for Burton while Martyn Tweedie finished with figures of 2-32. Dan Ridge also bowled well to finish with 2-33.

In reply, Tweedie scored 48 and Dan Ridge added 36 while the only other batsman to make it into double figures was Dan Wilks who scored 14 before being run out.

Wayne Howells bowled well for Whitland as he took 3-33 while Conor Bowen had figures of 2-27.

Cian Rees also bowled well for his figures of 2-16 while Scott Newtown claimed one wicket.

It saw Burton bowled out for just 119 as they suffered just their second defeat of the season.

It moves Whitland to within five points of second placed Herbrandston and to within six of Burton.

On Saturday, July 9, Whitland host Lamphey while Burton host Hook.

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Narberth keep pressure on with win over Pembroke Dock

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NARBERTH kept the pressure on league leaders Neyland as they beat Pembroke Dock by four wickets on Saturday (Jul 2).

Narberth had lost to Neyland the previous week and were looking to bounce back and when they won the toss they chose to field first.

It proved a good decision as the Dock struggled before being bowled out for just 79.

They lost Rhys Daley early on when he was run out by Rhodri Dyer. Jake Davies and Scott Griffiths added 24 runs for the second wicket but Davies was caught off the bowling of Lewis Hough.

Wickets then began to tumble as Jake Griffiths was trapped leg before by Loui Davies and with the next ball he did the same to Tom Grimwood.

There was no hat trick for Davies but his wickets had seen the Dock slip to 32-4.

That soon turned into 39-6 as Billy Wood was bowled by Hough and soon after Scott Griffith was bowled on a score of 22 by Davies.

It was then Hough’s turn to take two wickets in two balls as he bowled Nick Daley before trapping George Smith leg before, leaving the Dock in trouble on 41-8.

Anton John was out to the bowling of Ben Hughes to reduce the home side to 54-9.

Euan McDonald and Rob Hearn added 25 runs for the final wicket as they looked to give their side a total they could defend.

Hearn hit three fours in a score of 15 but he was out to the bowling of Ben Hughes. It left McDonald not out on 12 (two fours) but Narberth would need just 80 to win.

McDonald bowled Richard Adams early in Narberth’s reply but Loui Davies and Lewis Hough shared 33 runs for the second wicket.

Davies hit two fours in a score of 13 but he was caught by Tom Grimwodd off the bowling of Billy Wood.

That sparked a mini collapse as Narberth soon slipped to 48-5.

Jordan Howell was caught by Scott Griffiths off the bowling of Wood and the same pairing combined to dismiss Hough on a score of 21 (one four, two sixes).

Wood then removed Dan Hughes for a duck as the Dock’s tails were up.

Will Nicholas and Ben Hughes stopped the flow of wickets though as they 22 runs for the sixth wicket.

Nicholas scored 15 but was then caught and bowled by Scott Griffiths. Hughes then saw Narberth to their total as he finished unbeaten on 19 (four fours).

Despite the win, Narberth dropped to third place in the table but they are now only two points behind leaders Neyland.

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