A fabulous innings by Neyland’s Paul Murray condemned Cresselly to their first defeat of the season after they went down by five wickets.

Murray’s 76 not out helped the hosts overcome the visitors’ 167-6 in which Adam Chandler hit 64 and Iwan Izzard 31.

Dan Sutton chipped in with 30 and 2-34 but the total wasn’t enough to defend.

Victory for Lawrenny however after they beat Burton by 27 runs.

The hosts scored 158 all out thanks mainly to Harry Thomas’ 39 and Simon Cole’s 38. In reply Burton were skittled for 131 after Thomas took three wickets and Rob Williams four.

A draw for Kilgetty after they came out on top over Llangwm. Jack Parkinson starred for the Kingsmoor club scoring 51 not out and taking 3-27 while Ross Hardy hit 40 and took two wickets but it was Kurtis Marsh’s 82 that helped the hosts to 225-5.

Llangwm finished on 196-8.

Tributes were paid to Whitland cricket great Hiliard Davies before their home clash with St Ishmaels after his passing the day before.

A fine all-round cricketer in his day and latterly an umpire, Hiliard was one of the most respected men in the local game and Whitland paid him the greatest respect by getting the better of the game against the visitors.

Officially classed as a winning draw, the new rules meant in effect this was a win for the Borderers after they posted 220-6 thanks to Matthew Davies’ 80 not out and Iestyn Scourfield’s 56.

In reply Tish finished on 139-9 as Ben Harvey took 4-27 and Dylan Blain 4-45.

Carew extended their lead in division two after they accounted for Stackpole without much fuss.

Robert Mathias hit 62 not out for the Lillies in their total of 112 all out and Lewis Gibby 23 as Max Brindley and Shaun Whitfield shared six wickets.

In reply, Nic Scourfield hist 49 not out as Carew romped home for the loss of three wickets.

A dramatic game for Cresselly seconds at home to Llechryd as the game finished with a tie.

Llechryd hit 197-7 and Cresselly matched it as Steffan Jenkins hit 72 not out and Matthew Lewis 33 while Nick Jones struck 35.

Narberth returned to winning ways after an easy six wicket win over Haverfordwest seconds after the Town were skittled for 107 thanks to Louis Davies’ 5-21.

Kyle Quartermaine then smashed 48 in the winning run chase.

Saundersfoot meanwhile went down to their first defeat of the seasonafter Hook beat them by five wickets.

The visitors batted first and were all out for just 101, the only highlight being John Mansbridge’s 22 not out.

Five wickets fell in the run chase with Toby Pappachan taking two of them.

At Pembroke, the hosts recorded their first win of the season after defeating Whitland seconds by 72 runs.

Pembroke scored 142-5 thanks to Paul Whites’ unbeaten 43, Andrew Hay’s 35 not out and Barry Evans’ 30.

Whitland were then all out for 70 after Jonathan Rogers took five wickets.

In division three Lamphey went down to their first defeat of the season after Carew seconds put them to the sword.

The hosts were skittled for just 50 with James Skeels top scoring with 22.

Carew lost one wicket in the reply as Dai Rees finished with 29 not out. Earlier Matthew Phillips took 4-22 and Kerry Walters 3-10.

Steve Campbell was on form again after his 67 coupled with Hugh Griffiths’ 27 helped Lawrenny seconds to a five wicket win over their counterparts from Narberth who could only reach 134-7 in their innings after skipper Davy Johns struck 57 not out.

Stuart Prosser took 3-21 for Lawrenny.

Narberth found it difficult to contain the free flowing Campbell and Griffiths however and they strolled to a win.

Pembroke Dock continue to lead the way in the division after they beat Neyland seconds in a high scoring encounter in which Neyland reached 199-8, Scott Griffiths taking three wickets and Nick Daley two.

In reply, Luke Murray hit 67 and Peter Kingdom 41 a the Dock finished on 200-6.

Hundleton legend Jonathan Williams was in the runs again after his 87 together with Paul Fox’s 34 helped his team secure a draw with Burton seconds.

Hundleton reached 189-5 with Burton finishing on 161-7, Fox taking two of the wickets to fall.

Laugharne were in the runs smashing 222-2 away at Llangwm seconds.

Simon Davies led the way scoring 82 and taking 4-34 in Llangwm’s reply while Callum Davies hit 57 not out and Shane Williams 72.

Shaun Lynch took 3-18 as Llangwm were all dismissed for 160.

Finally in division five the match between Whitland thirds and Carew thirds was abandoned while Stackpole seconds lost to Kilgetty seconds after they were all out for 81 thanks to Matthew Lewis’ 3-16.

Kilgetty lost three wickets in reply as Liam Cullen reached 21 not out.

Neyland thirds accounted for Pembroke Dock seconds after the Dock were all out for 80 chasing Neyland’s 176-7.

Ben Callen took 3-42 for the Dock and Steve Alford 3-30 while Adam Phillips scored 30 in the unsuccessful chase.

Victory for Cresselly thirds however after a narrow ten run win over Pembroke seconds. Cresselly scored 156-8 with Scott Arthur scoring 65 and George Wilkins 36. Barry Dilworth took 2-22 for Pembroke and Kevin Jenkins 2-20.

In reply Pembroke were all out for 146 despite Chris Thomas’ 39 and Jamie Kajaks’ 23 as Megan Arthur took 2-26 and Steve Davies 3-19.