The gulf in class between the top and bottom in Division Two of the Pembroke County League was evident as second-placed Llechryd strolled to a nine-wicket away win over bottom of the pile and winless Johnston.

There is of course a long way to go but the Teifisiders have a 44-point advantage over third in the table Hook in the promotion race with the top two going up.

Having first use of a benign wicket the south Pembrokeshire villagers showed why they are struggling in the league as they found difficulty getting the ball away and lost wickets regularly.

Johnston were indebted to Liam James who made 59, but the remainder of the batsmen found it tough going and the homesters were dismissed for 118.

Super veteran Peter Betterley rolled back the years as he returned figures of 4-28 and Andrew Fletcher picked up two wickets for four runs.

Llechryd lost James Betterley (Peter’s son) for 23 but Michael Carter (53 not out) and Joe Mansfield (35 not out) ensured it was plain sailing for the visitors.

In Division Four Llechryd 2nds made it a double for the club with a 217 run win over basement boys Haverfordwest 4ths at the RDM Oval.

Once again opener Ollie Roberts was in rip-roaring form for the Teifisiders as he gave his skills an ample airing in a superb innings of 110 and was supported by Rob Mansfield (35) and Tom Beard (24 not out).

The visitors struggled from the word go and were bowled out for 75 as Duncan Blackburn, Tom Beard and Neil Croucher picked up two wickets apiece.

In the same division second-placed St Ishmaels 2nds had few problems against visitors Crymych as the homesters sprang a 140-run win.

Daniel Flynn (77) and Stephen Williams (51) were the main contributors as St Ishmaels posted 229 and then bowled out the Preselimen for 89.