Lady luck should be smiling on one eight-year-old after he discovered a rare seven-leaf clover.
He and his brother Lucas, 12, had gone to investigate after their dad David Humphreys, 46, said he had spotted four-leaf clovers growing in an area of their garden.
After the pair picked out plants with four, five and even six leaves, the younger brother continued to harvest the fertile patch.
Lucas said: “After searching for a while Oscar shouted out ‘seven-leaf clover’ with excitement and surprise.
“Me and my dad rushed out into the garden in disbelief and both of us had a shock when we realised he really had found one.”
All three were amazed by the discovery, and dad could not help but laugh on seeing Oscar’s look when he realised he had won the brotherly battle.
Lucas was happy with his own five-leaf clover, and took pictures of Oscar showing off the seven-leaf find.
The older sibling said: “At first he wouldn’t even let me touch it, as you can imagine he was very proud he was ‘better’ than his brother.
“Now he’s got it safely tucked away in his bedroom away from me.”
Four-leaf clovers are thought to be good-luck charms, so a seven-leaved version could have even greater power.
Lucas said neither of the brothers had experienced any ‘major’ luck yet, but that depended on how you defined it.
He said: “We have both been doing well at school and Oscar has been chosen out of a hat for a ‘Legotastic challenge’, only a few could go so I suppose you could call that luck.”