In gaining one of the most comprehensive victories in the club’s long history Llechryd soared to the top of the Pembroke County Cricket League Division Two at the RDM Oval.

As John Curran and colleagues sprang a ten-wicket win over fourth in the table Pembroke leaders Narberth went down at home against third-placed Hook, a result that left the Teifi Valley villagers 20 points ahead of their rivals.

Llechryd visit Narberth on June 22 before hosting Hook seven days later, and the results of these games are likely to have a huge bearing on the championship race.

Wickets fell like ninepins as the visitors were dismissed for a paltry total of 31 with not one batman managing to reach double figures.

Medium pacer Rhys Beard was virtually unplayable as he took full advantage of the conditions in returning the superb figures of seven wickets for just 14 runs. Skipper Curran (2-14) and Graham Keen (1-1) were the other wicket-takers.

Curran (19 not out) and James Betterley (10 not out) wasted no time in knocking off the runs and ensuring that Llechryd banked a maximum 30 points haul.

Llechryd 2nds could not emulate the seniors as they crashed to a nine-wicket defeat against Crymych at Glandy Cross.

Ollie Roberts (11) and Rob Mansfield (10) tried to put up some resistance but six players failed to bother the scorer as the visitors were dismissed for 54.

James George bowled line and length in picking up four wickets for 22 runs in nine overs, and in the Crymych reply George was unbeaten on 17 and Ioan Davies contributed 28 as the homesters sauntered to victory in the 17th over.