A comfortable victory over strugglers Cresselly 2nds kept Pembroke County Cricket League Division Two leaders Llechryd on course for promotion and possibly the title.

With four games remaining Steve Curran and team-mates are 20 points ahead of Narberth, who have a game in hand, and a massive 86 in front of third-placed Hook.

In the run-in the Teifisiders host third from bottom Haverfordwest 2nds this weekend, visit fourth in the table Pembroke the following Saturday, are at home against sixth-placed Pembroke Dock on August 17 and end the campaign with what could be a title decider against Narberth at the RDM Oval.

Hook will be expected to win handsomely at bottom of the pile Johnston on Saturday, but the following weekend face Narberth before visiting Pembroke and ending with an away game against fourth from bottom Carew 2nds.

Narberth are home against Pembroke Dock this Saturday before facing Hook then it is bottom and winless Johnston at home seven days before the big finale in the Teifi Valley.

Having first use of a good batting track in the south Pembrokeshire village the homesters reached 220-9 in 50 overs, the main run-getters Iwan Izzard (43) and Richard Harries (36).

Skipper John Curran and Rhys Beard picked up two wickets apiece.

In the Llechryd reply openers Curran (47) and James Betterley (26) made a bright start and the good work was carried on by Rhys Beard who scored all round the wicket in making 69 not out while bowler Graham Keen contributed 34 as the visitors banked 29 points.

Llechryd 2nds did not fare as well against Division Four second-placed visitors St Ishmaels 2nds who won by five wickets.

The Teifisiders were bowled out for 76 with Llewellyn Ladd top scorer with 20 as visiting medium-pacer Daniel Flynn snapped four wickets for 24 runs and Kevin Bowen returned figures of 2-10.

St Ishmaels got the runs for the loss of five wickets thanks mainly to Stuart Carpenter (33) and Robbie Thomas (16).

In the same division Crymych lost by ten wickets against third-placed Llanrhian 2nds, the Preselimen dismissed for 99 before Michael Lawrence (40 not out) and Julian Harries (43 not out) knocked off the required runs.