By Tivy-Side reporter

With five batches of fixtures remaining in the Pembroke County Cricket League Division Two it could prove imprudent to wager against Llechryd gaining promotion and the Teifisiders could go up as champions.

A comprehensive nine-wicket win over fifth-placed Kilgetty at Kingsmoor saw John Curran and Co continue in the vanguard 21 points ahead of Narberth who have a game in hand.

Llechryd’s promotion aspirations were also boosted by third in the table Hook crashing to a five-wicket defeat at Pembroke Dock, a result that left the leaders 69 points clear of Hook.

Curran and team-mates visit bottom of the pile Cresselly 2nds this weekend, and after meeting Haverfordwest 2nds, Pembroke and Pembroke Dock bring down the curtain on their campaign with a home game against Narberth that could be for the title.

Even without a few unavailable regulars Llechryd had things very much their own way at Kilgetty as they dismissed the homesters for 81.

Kyle Marsh (26) and his brother Geoff (24) were the main contributors for Kilgetty while seamers Graham Keen (4-14), Peter Betterley (3-31) and Curran (2-19) did the damage for the visitors.

Llechryd lost Cefin Evans for 17, but Michael Carter (27 not out) and Curran (25 not out) saw their side safely home.

Llechryd 2nds went down by six wickets against visitors and Division Four leaders Neyland 2nds at the RDM Oval.

Llechryd posted 166-6 in the allotted overs and the visitors got the runs for the loss of four wickets.

In the same division it was plain sailing for Crymych with a nine-wicket win over basement boys Haverfordwest 4ths at Glandy Cross where the visitors were bowled out for just 29 and the Preselimen had no problems in knocking off the runs.