WHITLAND kept their promotion hopes alive on Saturday (Aug 13) as they beat Pembroke by five wickets.
Going into the final day of the season, Whitland sit eight points behind the top two and a win coupled with low-scoring defeats for the others could see them earn promotion back to Division 1.
On Saturday, Pembroke won the toss and chose to bat and they made a good score of 219-8 in their innings.
Luke Butler made a score of 50 and Will Davies was the top scorer with a knock of 63. Andrew Price then finished unbeaten on 27 to set Whitland 220 to win the game.
Luc Owen took two wickets for the visitors while Cian Rees (2-22) and Charlie Bujega (2-21) also claimed two wickets each.
In reply, Kevin Pearce batted well for his score of 52 and Jack Bowen was the top scorer with a knock of 60.
Connor Bowen added 18 and Gethin Scourfield finished on 47 not out as Whitland secured victory with two overs to spare.
Jonathan Rogers claimed 2-24 for the home side and Steve Durston had 2-23 for Pembroke but they could not stop Whitland getting over the line.
Whitland’s final game of the season sees them host Llechryd, themselves also in with a chance of promotion, looking for a win that could see them go up.
On Saturday, August 20, Pembroke host Hook.