KEIGHLEY were on the wrong end of a Mac attack when they visited second-placed Hunslet Nelson in All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship Division Two.

On what looked to be a good batting track, away skipper Andrew Wear decided to toss the coin, which he duly won and decided to bat first.

However, both Wear and opening partner Luke Chapman fell cheaply, leaving Keighley struggling at 21-2.

Travis Nightingale helped to revive the innings with 39, but the visitors found themselves at 70-6, five of them falling to Derrick Hammill at a cost of 30 runs.

Despite this, a positive innings from Sam Murphy (39) and a late smash and grab from wicket-keeper Adam Smith (31 from 23 deliveries), two other batsmen making teens, helped the away team post a respectable 159 all out in the final over of the innings.

Hunslet’s rise this season, however, has been down to their batting and, despite three early wickets falling, Keighley were unable to dislodge star batsman Andrew McIntosh, who brutalised the Keighley bowlers on his way to a sparkling 103 off just 85 deliveries, including eight sixes.

Gary Close (28) helped him add 114 for the fourth wicket and Hunslet Nelson scored the winning runs in the 31st over for the loss of five wickets, overseas player Nightingale posting the best bowling figures with 2-10.

Keighley entertain keen rivals Buttershaw St Paul’s at Lawkholme Lane on Saturday.

There was better news from Keighley's second team, who gave one of their best batting performances for some time at home to nine-man Wakefield St Michael's in Championship Division One.

The hosts, who only had ten men, were asked to bat on a hot afternoon and, on a wicket that offered something for batters and bowlers, it was the away side who got off to the better start, reducing Keighley to 32-3 with some good seam bowling.

However, a solid performance from 16-year-old opener Harry Hollingsworth (63), backed by swift knocks from Danny Murphy (36 from 16 deliveries) and returning former skipper Alex Towler (32), helped Keighley close their innings on 177-8.

In reply, a solid stand of 32, got Wakefield off to a good start.

However, once Ben Jagger (2-32) broke it, the remaining batsmen, skipper Lawrence Morton (24) apart, capitulated in the face of some excellent disciplined bowling and they were dismissed for 54.

Harry Barker (2-7) and spinner Jack Rogers (2-10) also weighed in with good performances.

The seconds make the long journey to East Ardsley this weekend.