JOHNSTON boosted their hopes of getting out of the bottom two in Division 2 on Saturday (Jun 25) as they beat Lamphey by only one run.
Lamphey won the toss and chose to field but Johnston made a good score of 235-9 from their 45 overs.
Their score was underpinned by an excellent century from Josh Hicks who scored 110 before he was out.
Gary James added 51 and Chris Fitzpatrick added 30 as Johnston posted their second highest total of the season.
David Blackwell finished with 2-17 while Grant Cole claimed 2-28 but David Dredge was the pick of the Lamphey bowlers with 3-42.
In reply, Dredge scored 78, Peter McGilloway scored 26 and there were scores of 43 from Nick Shelmerdine and 20 from Rob Mathias.
Cole finished unbeaten on 26 but it wasn’t enough as Johnston’s bowlers did just enough to seal the win.
Andrew Harries took 3-22 and Lee Summons also claimed three wickets while John Summons finished with 2-17.
Herbie beat Whitland by seven wickets
Herbrandston remain in second place in the table as they beat Whitland to earn their seventh win of the season.
Whitland batted first but were restricted to 142-8 as Kristian Bennett (2-22), Paul Nicholas (2-15) and Charlie Malloy (2-44) all took two wickets.
Wayne Howells was Whitland’s top scorer with 31 while Gethin Scourfield added 27 and Ian Taylor scored 23.
In reply, a score of 58 from Jack Nicholas helpe Herbie on their way while Alan McClelland added 32.
Malloy added to his earlier wickets with 25 not out which, despite wickets for Howells (1-28), Scourfield (1-26) and Luc Owen (1-30), got Herbie to victory inside 30 overs.
Llanrhian seal fifth win
Llanrhian earned their fifth win of the season on Saturday as they beat Pembroke by 63 runs.
Llanrhian batted first and they made a good score of 220-7 in their innings, Ben Jones top scoring with 53.
Paul Lewis added 35, Ewan James scored 26 while there were scores of 24 from Tom Clarke and 23 from Jack Jones.
Andrew Price claimed four wickets for Pembroke while Steve Durston struck twice and Pat Barnaby also picked up one wicket.
Price then scored 31 in Pembroke’s reply and Durston added 19. Paul White top scored with 60 but it wasn’t enough as they were bowled out for 157.
Jack Jones claimed figures of 3-42 while Clarke took 2-30. Dafydd Williams, Gwynant Watson and Jon Strawbridge all claimed a wicket each.
Carew seconds fall short against Hook
Hook also earned their fifth win of the season on Saturday as they beat Carew second by five runs.
Carew won the toss and chose to field and they bowled Hook out for 132.
Barry Evans took 2-19 for Carew while Ethan Hall had 2-34 but Max Brindley starred as he finished with four wickets for the loss of three runs.
Dafydd Bowen and Jacob Lay both made scores of 30 while Jake Wicks scored 24 and Seth Willington added 17.
Carew though were unable to reach their target, despite scores of 41 from Scott Richards and 48 not out from Hayden Shapcott.
Matthew Holder tok 2-36 for Hook while Callum James (1-14) and Harry Makepeace (1-15) also bowled well as Carew could only finish on 127-7.