THE simple facts of Burley’s record-breaking Waddilove Cup innings that crushed Leeds Modernians are extraordinary enough.

Their 499-8 total in the Aire-Wharfe League's premier knockout competition eclipsed the previous best – Otley’s 376, set in last year’s final – in the 45-over competition.

It even surpassed Kirkstall’s 457 achieved in a 50-over match.

And Ed Brown’s sensational 269 blitzed Andy Siddall’s 214 highest individual score, made in that Kirkstall innings.

But when you look at the details, the display becomes even more incredible.

Burley’s batsmen hit no fewer than 33 sixes, many of them out of the ground.

Brown contributed 24 of them as well as crashing 21 fours as he took just 119 balls to reach his landmark figure.

He shared in three century stands – 170 with Nicky Bulcock (49), 107 with Jason Wright (45) and 125 with Red Bolton, whose 70 came in 36 balls.

Little wonder that shell-shocked Modernians’ batting then collapsed, dismissed for 74 with James Frost (5-47) and Daniel Revis (3-4) joining in one of cricket’s most spectacular parties.

Burley’s run feast rather stole the glory from what would have otherwise been the result of the day, Third Division Harden knocking out First Division Guiseley - a club that has won the cup ten times, a total only bettered by Otley.

Nothing untoward seemed on the cards when Louis Barker’s 5-40 spell restricted Harden to 170, with Paul Quinlan (35) the top scorer.

But Quinlan then turned destroyer, taking 3-24, and with Matthew Hogg (3-24) and Daniel Viles (3-21) bowled out the home side for 114.

Struggling Thackley also went out to a side from a lower division, even though a stand of 81 between Mamoon Rashid (74) and Umer Farooq (53) helped them set a solid 223 target.

Menston’s reply was given a good platform by Fred Parker (86), and Amer Ayoub (52no) and Zarshad Khan (25no) saw them to a seven-wicket win.

Danny Groom (87no) and Mahir Ali (39no) put on a quickfire 76 to help last year’s surprise finalists Tong Park Esholt to 253-7 and on the way to a 49-run win over Follifoot.

A century stand between the Smallwood brothers, Tom (88) and Harry (54), was the highlight of Olicanian’s 217 in which Sohail Khan took 5-39.

Khan then hit 37, and with Waheed Akhtar (43) and Asif Yousaf (40) guided Green Lane into the next round.

Ryan Sharrocks (111) and Sam Wilkinson (50) starred as Pool comfortably overcame Collingham, while Harry Nicholson (41no) and Andrew Duckworth (37no) eased Rawdon to a nine-wicket win at Colton.

Ilkley faced a possible banana skin against in-form Adel but a 5-26 spell from Will Lennard restricted the Division Two side to 238-9, and Jibrael Malik (74) made sure there were no slip-ups in the reply.

Corey Barsby (56no) and Oliver Hardaker (47) helped Horsforth recover from losing two early wickets to pass Steeton’s 167-8.

Despite James Mukherjee’s unbeaten half-century, Skipton could only manage 182-9 and went down by nine wickets at Bardsey, while Ben Rhydding found in-form Bilton too hot to handle.