KEIGHLEY were crushed by visiting Hartshead Moor on Saturday, as the hosts suffered badly at the hands of former England Test cricketer.

Tim Bresnan, who played for Yorkshire between 2001 and 2019, may be 38 now, but he is still a formidable presence in the Hartshead Moor line up.

Coming in at No.4, he hammered a brutal 116 from just 75 balls, sending the Keighley bowlers to all parts.

His innings contained 11 fours and six sixes, but he was not the only player to shine for the away side.

Craig Field (87), Chris Swift (56) and Christopher Wynd (53) all made the Keighley bowling attack pay too, as Hartshead racked up a massive 362-6 from their 50 overs.

Amjid Hussain and Wasim Hussain shared the wickets between them, taking 3-70 and 3-78 respectively.

Opener Mohammad Shahnawaz made 30 in the Keighley reply, but he lacked support, and the home side soon slipped to 89-6.

Keighley News: Mohammad Shahnawaz was Keighley's joint top scorer with 30.Mohammad Shahnawaz was Keighley's joint top scorer with 30. (Image: UGC.)

A patient Scott Etherington (25) led the mini-recovery alongside Amjid Hussain (30), but Keighley came nowhere near chasing their target down, and were eventually bundled out for 144 to lose by a mammoth 218 runs.

Lewis Lomax was the star man with the ball for the visitors, taking 6-39.

Keighley will end the season in mid-table, falling well short of their promotion target, but Hartshead are now just four points off guaranteed promotion to Division One.

Keighley’s seconds can still be mathematically promoted from Reserves Division Two, but down in seventh, they would need an unlikely set of results to go their way in the final two games for that to happen.

Their game against Hartshead Moor Reserves was abandoned due to bad weather after only 30 overs of play, with Keighley in dire straits at the time on 61-7.