A thrilling last over victory over Carew 2nds at the RDM Oval sent Llechryd soaring to the top of the Pembroke County Cricket League Division Two.

The game involving previous leaders Narberth at Pembroke was abandoned after 33 overs when veteran umpire John Williams of Hundleton was hit on the side of the head when the ball flew off the bat.

Mr Williams, aged 80, collapsed and was picked up by air ambulance and is believed to have been taken to the Heath Hospital, Cardiff, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit.

The Teifisiders faced a tricky assignment against the visitors who included former Wales Minor Counties batsman Rob Hicks.

Llechryd posted 192-9 in the allotted overs thanks mainly to opener James Betterley with a well-worked innings of 50 and Johnnie Lewis who made 35.

At one stage Carew were struggling on 56-6 but recovered to 110-6 and had two wickets remaining at the start of the final over.

That’s when Llechryd skipper John Curran became the hero of the hour as he took a wicket with his second ball and trapped the last batsman with the final ball of the game to give his side a maximum haul of 30 points and send them 21 points clear at the top.

Llechryd 2nds also did the business in Division Four when springing a two-wicket away win over their Llanrhian counterparts.

Llanrhian made 145 and the visitors got the runs for the loss of eight wickets with Simon Newlands making 31 and Ollie Roberts contributing 29.

In the same division Crymych drew with Burton 2nds who posted 246-8 and in reply the Preselimen got 235-8.