Harrison-Allen Bowl Round 2: Lamphey (101-6) beat Llanrhian (100-9) by 4 wickets

It was a tense, low scoring affair at Lamphey before home skipper Rob Mathias and the returning Mark Yea got the Stags over the line.

It was Mathias who opted to bowl on winning the toss and his side struck early when David Blackwell had Paul Lewis (6) caught by Peter McGilloway, but then skipper Richard Reed and Jack Jones gave the Cows a platform.

However, that unravelled when Reed was caught behind by Lewis Haines off McGilloway for 26 (four fours), who then bowled Ben Jones very next ball.

The same bowler struck again when Jack, by then hampered by injury, holed out to Nick Shelmerdine for 30 (two fours and a six) and at 63-3, the home side kept the pressure on from there.

No other batsman reached double figures as McGilloway went on to finish with 4-17, backed up by Blackwell (3-26), and Connor Carroll (2-22).

Lamphey themselves hit early trouble though as Dafydd Williams (2-22) removed openers Haines and McGilloway, and Tom Clarke (1-19) bowled Scott Brunton (4) to leave the score 18-3. That became 35-4 when Dean Lawrence (7) also fell cheaply, caught by Clarke off Rhodri Owen.

But Nick Shelmerdine and Mathias steadied the ship, before the former fell to Anthony Couzens (1-18) for 20 (three fours), and then Blackwell was LBW to Owen (2-30).

Yeah showed his worth though by staying cool under pressure and cracking a late four in his 17 not out, with his captain left unbeaten on 25 (one four) as the Stags sealed victory with two overs left – and a quarter final clash away to fellow Division 2 side Burton.

Umpire: Ian Milsom.