Although Llechryd’s winning run in the Pembroke County Cricket League Division Two came to an end when held to a draw by bottom side Cresselly 2nds in the Teifi Valley, the homesters banked 28 points, which was only two fewer than a maximum haul for a win.

And despite leaders Narberth and third-placed Hook picking up 30 points apiece John Curran and team-mates did not lose any significant ground.

Some of the bowling produced by the visitors left much to be desired with deliveries inviting punishment.

Leading from the front skipper Curran took a liking to the Cresselly attack as he plundered 93 runs and was given support from James Betterley (31), Steve Smith (29) and Graham Keen (27 not out).

Mathew Lewis picked up four wickets.

In the Cresselly reply Rhydian Rees was the mainstay in a fine innings of 77 and Lyn Richards contributed 20 as the visitors held out for a draw.

Curran, Rhys Beard and Rob Connolly shared six of the wickets.

Llechryd 2nds lost by 34 runs away against their St Ishmaels counterparts despite Ollie Roberts giving his batting skills an airing with an unbeaten 82.

The visitors posted 170-9 and picked up seven points and St Ishmaels got the runs for the loss of four wickets.

In the same division there was also disappointment for Crymych who went down to a 34-run defeat against Llanrhian 2nds at Glandy Cross.

The visitors made 140-5 and in reply Crymych were dismissed for 106.