LOOK at some scorecards and you have to do a double take.

One such instance came at Haworth West End in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League, where, it is fair to say, Lucas Keslinke dominated the innings of Oakworth III.

The under-17, who opened, scored a remarkable 151 not out in their 160-3 off just 25 overs at home to Denholme II in Group F of the Covid Regional Competition.

Keslinke may have hit six fours and 19 sixes but this was no complete and utter slog, despite him scoring all but nine runs of the total, and two of those were wides.

“It was spectacular to watch,” admitted Oakworth skipper Keith Gilert, “but most of his runs came in the V, either to long off or long on, although a few of his shots went over square leg.

“He hit 34 off one over - five sixes and a four - but he was also quite clever in keeping the strike, pinching it with singles off, say, the fifth ball of an over.

“One six went straight at knee height into the wall at the pavilion end. I don’t think that Katie Briggs saw it all the way as it was quite dark.”

Had the drizzle-affected innings lasted its full course of 35 overs, Keslinke would surely have passed the Oakworth III team’s individual high score record of 163, but there was no play after that 25th over.

The other scores off the bat, for the record, were ducks by keeper Steve Cox and Ellis Jones and five by Lucas’ younger brother Jake, with Ellis Marshall two not out.

Eldwick & Gilstead’s innings may have collapsed from 97-3 to 150 all out off 34 overs in their Group D match at Hepworth & Idle II.

But the new leaders already had enough runs in the bank as the home side were then dismissed for 122 at Westfield Lane.

E&G opener Oliver Hall (41) added 68 for the second wicket with Chris Child (22), Deependra Rathore then making 25, as Harry Pinkney (4-23), Oscar Mohammed (3-39) and Harvey Matthews (2-19) triggered the clatter of wickets.

Hepworth & Idle then had their own meltdown, falling from 74-2 after the dismissal of Dave Matthews (28), with Stephen Pedder (24) and keeper Jack Bedford (16) doing their best to shore things up after Mark Davies (21) had laid a platform with Matthews Snr.

Matthew Sharp (5-34) and Daniel McQuillan (3-9) set the wicket train in motion.

The following day, again at Westfield Lane, the home side’s first team had a comfortable victory over Wilsden in Group C.

Given a good start by openers Jamie Topham (43) and Nigel Poustie (28) in a 68-run stand, Hepworth & Idle totalled 150-6, with Tom Gadd, not wearing the gloves for once, making 31.

Ben Mitchell, playing against his dad Chris, took 4-41 for Wilsden, but they were dismissed for just 81 in their reply.

Skipper Chris Longley made a defiant 23 but Alex Robinson (4-25) and Jonny Thompson (3-15) held sway.

Crossflatts bounced back in style from their first defeat of the season in Group B.

They dismissed visitors Haworth for 80, with loanee Jacob Stephens (24) and Adam Bailey (16) being the only two to reach double figures against a potent attack of Wasim Hussain (3-17), Jim O’Hara and Dom Bennett (both 2-8) and Mohammed Shahnawaz (2-25).

Haworth took their innings into the last over but Crossflatts were in no mood to hang around, winning by seven wickets in the 18th over thanks to James Roper (26) and Shahnawaz (25no), after Jamie Rowell (3-28) had kept Flatts honest.

Rain meant that several matches did not get beyond the first innings, but one that made it - just - was curtailed at an interesting stage in Group C.

Only Jonny Thompson (32) and Joe Allatt (22) kept the scorers on their toes in Hepworth & Idle’s 95 all out at Denholme against the miserly Phil Poole Jnr (5.3-2-7-2) and Richard Taylor (2-10 off 3.5 overs) and the less economical Ryan Judson (2-27) and Toby Priestley (2-36).

Denholme lost Adam Taylor and keeper Michael Dennison early in the reply of 14-2 from six overs when the elements won the day.

In Group D, Bradford & Bingley III made 164-4 off their allotted 35 overs against Long Lee, with Shahbaz Ahmed (43) and under-14 James Swallow (37) putting on 75 for the third wicket and Adam Swallow (42no) and Lawrence Davis (23no) 52 unbroken for the fifth before rain stopped play.

Keighley III were in with a shout against Bingley Congs III in a low-scoring Group F encounter at Beckfoot Lane.

Gloveman Chris Hemsley (31) and skipper Simon Webster (29no) put on 50 for the sixth wicket in Congs’ 117-7 after Harry Barker had put the skids under the innings with 3-6.

Keighley III battled hard in the reply, which was undermined by five run outs as much as anything, with Sam Higgins landing two direct hits, and they were dismissed for 95, with Webster completing a fine all-round match with 3-24.

Finally, Cowling I conceded to Bingley Congs I in Group B.