As Llechryd completed a Pembroke County Cricket League win hat-trick skipper John Curran was again the star with a second unbeaten century in three outings.

The 23-year-old opener has now amassed 262 runs for once out and if he can continue his sensational form the Teifi Valley villagers could be fancied to mount a serious promotion challenge.

Carew 2nds posted 175-9 with Eugine McCarney (34), Rob Hicks (31) and Dai Rees (27) the main run contributors.

John Lewis snapped four wickets for 27 runs and Rhys Beard had figures of 2-27 as the visitors turned in some sharp fielding with Joe Mansfield and Mickey Carter holding superb catches on the boundary and wicketkeeper Andrew Davies taking two catches and producing a stumping.

There were fireworks when the Teifisiders replied as Curran went after the bowling from the word go and carried his bat for a brilliant unbeaten 111 which included eleven fours and two towering sixes.

The captain was backed up by John Lewis (34 not out) and James Betterley (24) enabling the target to be reached for the loss of one wicket.

Afterwards man of the moment Curran said: “Everything has gone great for us from the start and we are enjoying. Long may it continue.”

Llechryd 2nds also fired with a two wickets win over Llanrhian 2nds at the RDM Oval where the homesters showed their battling qualities.

Having been put in the visitors lost wickets and at one stage were 51-5 as Kelvin Holmes snapped four wickets but the tail wagged and they reached 130-9.

Like first team skipper Curran captain Oliver Roberts took the game by the scruff of the neck with a well-compiled unbeaten 54 but despite his efforts it looked curtains at 108-9.

That’s when Holmes followed up his bowling heroics with a rapid 22 not out and guided his side to victory in the penultimate over.

In the same division Crymych slumped to a 77-run defeat at the hands of visitors Burton 2nds at Glandy Cross, the visitors posting 160-7 and dismissing the Preselimen for 83.