There could be three Rashids on the county circuit next year.

While 19-year-old Adil is firmly established in the Yorkshire side, his brothers Haroon, 22, and Amar, 21, could be featuring for Worcestershire.

Haroon, who has been starring with the bat for Brighouse this season, said after the conclusion of their rained-off match against Idle yesterday: "I should have been playing last week for Worcestershire in a Second XI game against Nottinghamshire at the Boots Ground in Nottingham.

"However, unfortunately it was called off because of the weather but both myself and my middle brother Amar have been called up for another match next week.

"We play Yorkshire this week but I haven't heard about that yet as far as selection is concerned but there is this two-day trial game next week.

"Worcestershire's second team aren't doing too well at the moment and they are looking for players, hence my call-up and Amar's call-up as they are looking for a spinner-batsman.

"They have also selected Imran Arif from Saltaire so all three of us could be playing.

"It will be second-team batters against trialist bowlers and trialist batsmen facing second-team bowlers."

Haroon Rashid is the leading run-scorer in the JCT600 Bradford League this season with 799, while Arif, who has already had a promising trial with Sussex in 2007, is the top wicket-taker with 53 victims.

Explaining why he has increased his Bradford League run tally from 617 last year to almost 200 runs better with five matches remaining, Haroon explained: "My improvement has been in the mental side, which is now quite strong.

"Last year I used to get to 50 and give my wicket away but if you want to play at county level then you have to score big fifties or hundreds otherwise you are not going to get anywhere.

"Getting big scores is the only way I am going to get recognised because I am just a batsman rather than an all-rounder - I only bowl little dibbly-dobblies."

It is 13 months ago that Adil first made his mark for York-shire by taking six for 67 to help them defeat Warwickshire at Scarborough. And only last week he scored 108 and 73 not out for Yorkshire against Worcestershire to move into the genuine county all-rounder category.

Haroon said: "I work with Adil a lot. I help him with his batting and he helps me with my batting, and I take a lot of inspiration from what he has achieved but I can't help him much with the bowling because I am a seam bowler.

"I know Adil is being mentioned in England terms by some people but he needs to learn his trade.

"Leg-spinning is not easy and you have to know what to bowl and when to bowl it to top batsmen. They are not just average batsmen are they?

"But he will have had help from Younus Khan, and now Inzamam-ul-Haq is coming over too, who has played with the best, such as Abdul Qadir and Danish Kaneria, and he has also faced Shane Warne too.

"Terry Jenner may have re-modelled Adil's action but our real inspiration has been our dad Abdul, who is with us 24/7 and has coached us all from a young age. He might not have played at a high level but he has lots of knowledge"

So what does Haroon rate as his best innings this season?

He said: "My hundreds - the 103 not out against Pudsey Congs at the start of the season, my two centuries on the same weekend - and my 86 not out against St Lawrence."

Brighouse are still among the six sides from which the two relegated teams will come but Rashid added: "We have too many quality players to go down, such as Mark Gilliver, Rizwan Ahmed, Tim Linley and Chris Greenwood."

While third-from-bottom Brighouse will have been happier to see the rain as it maintains the gap between themselves and Bowling Old Lane and Idle, who are currently in the demotion berths, it was another hefty blow for Idle.

They remain 31 points from safety and experienced opener Javed Umarji said: "This was one of the games that we had targeted for winning.

"I reckon we will probably need to win three of our last five to stay up and pick up a large proportion of the 20 points as well.

"Old Lane away next Saturday now becomes a crunch game and we have to try and win that and pick up full points.

"But we have been hampered by our overseas player Dilhara Lokuhettige going home. You expect your overseas player to win you four or five games a season, and Imran Dawood is also a loss in that sense.

"We have lost out on batting and bowling there and there is a possibility that Greg Colehan might be missing two of our remaining games.

"At the start of the season we had Greg and Loku opening the bowling but we will have neither of those for a couple of our games.

"Micky Allen and Andy Marshall might have to open the bowling and there might be one or two others loosening up too but we'll give it a go and we still have hopes."

Despite a tight opening spell by Colehan and from first-change Paul Cummins, Brighouse were still 56 for one from 18 overs when rain stopped play, Ahmed making an expansive 36 as he took toll on some over-pitched Allen deliveries.

Colehan got the wicket when he nipped one back to have Gilliver leg before, the batsman feeling that he had been hit outside the line of off-stump and that he was playing a shot.

Woodlands extended their lead at the top to 52 points from East Bierley by reducing Hanging Heaton to 69 for four but no contests were finished at either first or second-team level.