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.

Meanwhile, 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.

Moin Ahsan was the best Long Lee bowler with 2-51.

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.

Father and son Steve and Martyn Dalby won't forget their first opening partnership.

They added a half-century for leaders Cowling II at Gargrave II in Group G.

Steve may only have made 10 as the sheet anchor but more memorably his son Martin went on to make 112.

Martin hit eight fours and five sixes out of their 201-6, and Steve said: "It was a typical Gargrave wicket - you had to work hard to score - and Martin went from 94 to 100 with one mighty blow to the long boundary.

"He took about 40 runs off two overs from the slow bowlers and was out stumped from the last ball of the innings. The fact that he batted through the innings for 112 shows how difficult it was to score.

"We have batted together before but we cannot ever remember opening together."

Chris Smith took 3-41 and Tony Spensley 2-28 for Gargrave, who were then dismissed for 81, the scoring being dominated by Adam Carroll (33) and Will Stanley (28) as Martyn Dalby completed a superb match with 4-6, Danyal Mahmood taking 3-38 and Mohammed Shah Usman 2-5.

It may have been a bowler's day but Embsay II didn't get the message either, making 215-6 at home to Glusburn II.

In an innings of many decent contributions, Tom Bailey scored 57, under-17 Harry Bayliff 45, Caspar Bean 43 and Dom Kay 31, with Bayliff and Bean adding 59, Bean and Bailey 51 and Bailey and Kay 57 for the first three wickets.

Brett Parkin (2-30) and veteran Bryan Hollis (2-44) tried to stem the tide but only Steve Brown (12) and skipper Alan Coney (15no) made double figures after tea as Glusburn were rolled over for 60, with Harry Ellison (3-7), Sam Arkwright (3-10) and Hamaad Hussain (3-13) doing well for the second-placed club.

There was an equally one-sided match at Bradley II, where the hosts made 147-6 against Skipton CI II.

The talented George Bell hit 64 and under-13 Will Lampkin 30 not out as Sefal Allam (2-29) and Vaqas Nawaz (2-31) did best with the ball.

However, only opener Jonathan Sharpe (14) made double figures in the reply of 54 as John Duffey (3-3), under-14 Henry Meynell (2-3) and Andrew Greenwood (2-8) cashed in.

Several matches did not get beyond the tea interval, and one was at Oakworth II, where Bradley's first team were castled for 99 in Group E.

Reliable under-16 Toby Meynell made 29 but they collapsed from 55-2 to leg-spinner Jack Davison (4-24), Charlie Shimmin (3-29) and James Lee (2-14).

Another was in Group F at Haworth II, where Sutton II kept wickets in hand in their 125-3.

Keeper Sam Solley (40no) and Josh Franklin (25no) added 49 unbroken for the fourth wicket after Mark Stoneman (36) had laid the foundation, with Darren Ellerton taking 2-24.

There was no play in Group E between Cononley and Gargrave.

Sutton I conceded to Foulridge I in Group A, while Cowling I did likewise to Bingley Congs I in Group B.