BILLY Wood’s outstanding contribution led to the upset of the weekend with bottom of division 1 Pembroke Dock beating title-chasers Carew by 27 runs in the Pembroke County Cricket.
Carew won the toss and put the Dock into bat, the visitors making a very reachable 135 all out. But when the Rooks came to the crease they collapsed, making just 108 runs.
Wood didn’t just stand firm with the bat, making a big-hitting 71, he also tore through Carew’s batting order, taking four wickets for 20, on a weekend that very much favoured the bowlers across the county.
Wood was supported by Scott Griffiths, who made 31, and Iwan McDonald who took 3 for 27.
For Carew the defeat will taste particularly bitter for James Hinchcliffe, who took a mesmerising four for 16.
Carew were sitting third in division one, just four points off top of the table Neyland. The surprise defeat sees the Rooks drop to fourth and lose ground, now 16 points behind the defending champions.
For Pembroke Dock they remain rooted to the bottom of the table, but are now just one point behind Saundersfoot.
The other outstanding contribution came from Neyland’s Brad Jenkins (pictured) who made 58 for the champions, while Lawrenny continue to have a season going from bad to worse suffering another defeat, this time an 88 run loss to St Ishmaels, leaving last year’s runners-up third from bottom.
RESULTS: Week 10
Carew 108-AO lost to Pembroke Dock 135-AO by 27 runs
Carew; James Hinchcliffe 4-16, Sam Harts 2-7, Shaun Whitfield 2-22, Lewis Hicks 32, Ian Sefton 20.
Pembroke Dock; Billy Wood 71 & 4-20, Scott Griffiths 31, Iwan McDonald 3-27
Llangwm 94-AO lost to Cresselly 97-3 by 7 wkts
Llangwm; Joe Phillips 2-18
Cresselly; Charlie Arthur 5-37 & 27, Phil Williams 35, Ryan Lewis 3-23
Narberth 148-AO lost to Neyland 170-AO by 22 runs
Narberth; Matthew Johns 30 & 3-24, Davy Johns 26no & 2-46, Jamie McCormack 18, Shay Norcross 17, Ben Quartermaine 2-26, Loui Davies 2-32
Neyland; Brad Jenkins 58, Patrick Hannon 35no, Paul Murray 23, Lewis Page 16, Jack John 4-42, Jamie Smith 3-16
Haverfordwest 55-0 beat Saundersfoot 53-AO by 10 wkts
Haverfordwest; Mikey Jones 29no, James Marchant 13no, Will Phillips 3-3, Johnnie White 2-20, Archie Thomas 2-24, Clive Tucker 2-7
Saundersfoot; Sam Franklin 21, Josh Samuel 17
Lawrenny 70-AO lost to St Ishmaels 158-AO by 88 runs
Lawrenny; Steve Lewis 3-29, Harry Thomas 3-34, James Phillips 19
St Ishmaels; Jonathan Pawlett 40 & 1-17, Richard Brock 27, Karl Rhead 24no, Brennan Devonald 3-29, Andrew Pawlett 6-15
Hook 132-AO beat Carew II 127-7 by 5 runs
Lamphey 234-9 lost to Johnston 235-9 by 1 runs
Pembroke 157-AO lost to Llanrhian 220-7 by 63 runs
Burton 158-1 beat Llechryd 157-AO by 9 wkts
Herbrandston 144-3 beat Whitland 142-8 by 7 wkts
Llanrhian II 167-5 lost to Haverfordwest II 169-6 by 4 wkts
St Ishmaels II 167-5 beat Hook II 147-8 by 20 runs
Laugharne 73-1 beat Kilgetty 72-AO by 9 wkts
Neyland II 121-0 beat Narberth II 120-AO by 10 wkts
Cresselly II 197-1 beat Stackpole 193-8 by 9 wkts
Llechryd II 112-AO lost to Burton II 115-4 by 6 wkts
Saundersfoot II match aband'd Fishguard
Whitland II 56-5 beat Herbrandston II 55-AO by 5 wkts
Carew III 170-4 beat Lawrenny II 167-8 by 6 wkts
Haverfordwest III 227-9 lost to Llangwm II 288-7 by 61 runs
Division 5 north
Kilgetty II 36-0 beat Laugharne II 33-AO by 10 wkts
Llechryd III 111-7 lost to Haverfordwest IV 168-8 by 57 runs
Whitland III 105-AO lost to Crymych 188-AO by 83 runs
Division 5 south
Neyland III 55-AO lost to Hundleton 179-6 by 124 runs
Pembroke Dock II 228-3 beat Cresselly III 65-AO by 163 runs
Stackpole II 142-8 beat Pembroke II 123-7 by 19 runs