LINDAL Moor Cricket Club lived up to its reputation for punching above its weight last week, as 23 of its players successfully came through county trials and will represent Cumbria this year.

Twenty-one of those are junior players, with the women’s branch of the club – South Lakes Maidens – contributing 10 of those, with one even earning further representative honours.

Georgina Milburn, who organises the Maidens’ indoor training sessions that currently take place every Friday at Furness Academy, is one of the three who will represent Cumbria Women, along with Rachel Gleaves.

The third, Megan-Marie Smith will also be playing for Lancashire under-17s, as the club continues to do great things for girls’ cricket in the Furness area.

Alice Wyborn, Rose Allenson, Evie Maddox and Yasmin Shaw have all been selected for Cumbria under-15s and Emma Ivison, India Jackson, Maisie Anderson, Scarlett Burrow and Anika Blood likewise for the under-13s.

There is similar success on the boys’ side of things, with Abe Brown, Bradley Stephens and Ted Simpson, who have played for Lindal Moor’s second XI, all receiving under-17s honours.

Joss Edwards and Max Winkswill came through under-15 trials, with Sammy Winkswill and Cameron Troughton during the same at under-14 level.

In the younger boys’ age groups, Sam Hutchings and George Kilty are in the under-13s and under-12s, respectively, while Freddie Scrogham and Jack Hutchings are both in the under-11s.

Colin Knight, head coach of Lindal Moor’s performance group, said: “We’ve probably got the best spread in the county, to be honest – I wouldn’t have thought any club would be able to touch us with the numbers.

“It’s really pleasing, as a lot of hard work goes into it and there are a lot of coaches involved.

“Because we’re in the middle of nowhere, we have to keep pushing for things like this and we don’t tend to attract a lot of players because of our location.

“We’re having to develop our own and they’re a good lot. We’re very pleased with them.”