Big-hitting Baber Naeem blasted his way into the Houldsworth Ribblesdale League record books with an unbeaten 226 against Ribblesdale Wanderers.
His 133-ball innings has only been beaten by Kashif Siddique’s 233 for Padiham, also against Wanderers, in 2007.
The Pakistani all-rounder opened the innings and crashed 15 sixes and 18 boundaries as the visitors amassed 337-6.
Indeed, Baxenden’s total has only been bettered twice, both by Padiham, with 381-5 (2010) and 355-8 in 2007.
Naeem, who improved his 181 for Edenfield four years ago, then took 6-13 as Baxenden won by 229 runs.
His brilliant knock bettered Paul Gallagher’s 185 on the opening day of the season.
But Gallagher’s batting continues to flourish and his latest contribution of 72 helped keep Edenfield joint top of the senior league with 2009 champions Baxenden.
The Gincroft Lane side has never won the title but will be encouraged by their start in 2011.
Chris Read added 63 as the home side chased down Salesbury’s 188 all out.
Syed Shahabuddin was the day’s only other centurion.
He was 128 not out as Great Harwood totalled 213-3 before restricting Earby to 187-7.
Read are third after their four-wicket success over defending champions Clitheroe.
Indeed, Clitheroe are one of only three teams without victory in the first three games.
Andrew Rushton’s 7-80 was crucial in restricting the home to 158-9.
Cherry Tree are rock bottom with only one bonus point after their latest five-wicket loss at Oswaldtwistle.
Paul Turner (86 not out) and Mark Hadfield (51) helped the visitors to 199-4 but Olly Clare (60) and Paul Dignan (53 not out) helped ‘Ossie’ reach their target.
Barnoldswick strolled to a seven-wicket success against struggling Settle while Chris Holt grabbed 6-17 as Padiham defeated Whalley by 59 runs at Station Road.