LAWRENNY returned to winning ways on Saturday (May 28) as they beat Pembroke Dock by eight wickets.
They had lost their previous two games against Carew and Neyland and were keen to get their title challenge back on track.
Pembroke Dock won the toss and chose to bat but they were bowled out for just 144.
They lost Jake Davies early on as he was caught by James Phillips off the bowling of Rob Williams.
That left the Dock on 1-1 but Rhys Daley and Archie Hillier-Wood shared 32 runs for the second wicket to get the home side up and running.
Hillier-Wood scored 17 but he was then caught by Ryan Morton off the bowling of Jamie Lewis.
Daley was joined by Tom Grimwood and the pair added another 39 runs for the third wicket.
Grimwood hit four fours in his score of 27 but he was also caught by Morton off the bowling of Steve Lewis.
That brought Rhys’ father Nick to the crease but he didn’t last long as he fell in similar fashion Grimwood, leaving the Dock on 82-4.
Rhys Daley and Anton John then shared another 39-run stand for the fifth wicket, taking their score into three figures.
John hit two fours and a six in his score of 20 but he was then caught by Kyle Marsh off the bowling of Steve Lewis.
Daley then reached his half century, hitting seven fours as he reached a score of 54, but he was then caught by Tom Cole off the bowling of Jamie Lewis.
That left the Dock on 130-6 and that wicket seemed to spark a collapse as their last four wickets fell for just 14 runs.
Neil Gregory was caught and bowled by Jamie Lewis who then also bowled Niall Brunton to finish with figures of 4-18.
Rob Williams had Euan McDonald caught by Marsh and Connor Carroll caught by Steve Lewis to bring the innings to a close.
Lawrenny lost Harry Thomas on the first ball of their reply as he was caught by Jake Davies off the bowling of Euan McDonald.
Despite that, Finley Lewis and Troy Purslowe were untroubled as they shared a second wicket stand of 116 runs to all but win the game.
Purslowe smashed ten fours and four sixes in his score of 81 before being caught by Neil Gregory off the bowling of McDonald.
Lewis was joined by Kyle Marsh and the pair saw their side to victory in the 28th over.
Marsh hit a four and two sixes as he finished unbeaten on 16 from 12 balls while Lewis was not out on 40 after hitting eight fours.
The win sees Lawrenny move back up to fourth place, just two points behind third-placed Carew.
On Saturday, June 4, Lawrenny host Saundersfoot while Pembroke Dock go to Cresselly.
Photo: Troy Purslowe in action against Burton last week