All-rounder and skipper John Curran was the shining star for Llechryd on the opening day of the Pembroke County Cricket League with a superb century as the Teifisiders made a great start in Division Two with an eight-wicket away win over Hook.

Having first use of a good batting strip Hook made good progress with Aled Phelps top scoring with 54, which included eight boundaries and he was given excellent support by brother Jamie who contributed 46 while Craig Nutty weighed in with a breezy 43 in a total of 222-5 in 45 overs.

Seamers Graham Keen and James Betterley snapped two wickets apiece.

In the visitors’ reply Curran went after the bowling from the word go, stroking the ball to all points of the compass and as his side reached the target for the loss of two wickets he was undefeated on 110 with John Lewis (46) and Rhys Beard (38 not out) the other major contributors as Llechryd banked 27 points.

On a damp Teifi Valley wicket Llechryd 2nds drew with their Hook counterparts in Division Four.

Having been put in the visitors were dismissed for 119 in 38 overs and in reply Llechryd 2nds finished one run short of the target for the loss of eight wickets.

For Hook David Petrie was top scorer with 31 and along with Robin Makepeace picked up three wickets.

In the Llechryd innings Tom Beard was top scorer with 31 and snapped three wickets for ten runs while E Peter Gregory also took three wickets.