The Quaid-e-Azam Cricket League saw some remarkable records go tumbling last weekend.

Not only did Salem Athletic rack up a monumental score of 519-4 in their 40 overs against Panyam at Glusburn CC, but opener Haris Khan scored 297 off a mere 113 balls, 52 of which went to the boundary - 17 fours and a staggering 35 sixes.

He was not the only player making hay either as Zarshaad Khan scored 110 off 56 balls, including nine fours and nine sixes, and they put on a league record partnership of 280.

The choice of the Mr Ink Complete Business Supply Player of the Match would not have detained the adjudicator for more than a second, with Haris Khan having a strike rate of 262.83.

An honourable mention to Zarshaad Khan of course, whose strike rate was a still-phenomenal 196.43.

Zarshaad Khan (left) piled on the agony for Panyam with a phenomenal innings of his own.Zarshaad Khan (left) piled on the agony for Panyam with a phenomenal innings of his own. (Image: Salem Athletic Facebook page.)

Haris Khan, who only scored 19 in singles, also put on 152 for the first wicket with Omar Khan Shinwari (40).

And as if poor Panyam had not suffered enough, Yasir Ali then scored 35 in 12 balls.

The final total of 519-4 was the highest individual score in the league’s 46-year history, and the highest team total as well.

Panyam, understandably shell-shocked, were then dismissed for 101 for an incredible match-winning margin of 418 runs, with Imran Khan taking 5-42 to win the A&I Access Platforms Bowler of the Match award.

Remarkably, despite this most comprehensive of victories, Salem are not actually top of the early season standings in the Premiership.

That honour goes to Earl Marshall, who are the only team yet to lose a game in the division.

Perennial title winners Keighley RZM no longer play in the league after departing at the end of last season, with Earl Marshall and Salem Athletic likely to end up being the two sides doing battle for the right to become 2024 Premiership champions.