The weather has been disrupting the cricket, at all levels, around the Furness area recently, but mercifully the sun shone on the two primary school competitions that took place during the last week.

Following a successful tournament at Barrow CC’s Ernest Pass ground a couple of weeks previously, nine schools came to Furness CC last Thursday in a tournament that was open to mixed teams (of boys and girls).

Holy Family, Penny Bridge, Low Furness, Askam, Our Lady of the Rosary, St James, Lindal & Marton, Millom St James and Cambridge all took part at the home of the current Cumbria Cricket League leaders.

In the end, the competition for Years 5 and 6 pupils was won by Barrow’s Holy Family, who overcame Low Furness, of Urswick, in the final.

The following day, Ulverston CC hosted a tournament that was exclusively for girls and again was superbly attended, with nine teams from eight schools taking part.

Cumbria Cricket development officer Jake Woods said: “We were supposed to have 13 schools here, but a couple clashed with sports days and a couple had to pull out this week, which obviously can’t be helped, but we’ve got 90 girls here playing cricket, which is brilliant.

“Probably about five or six years ago, you wouldn’t have had this many girls playing cricket.

"It’s good to see that and all of the teachers are here as well supporting the teams and I’ve worked with some of these schools as well. In terms of fielding etc, they’re a lot more switched on than teams were in the past, which is really good to see.”

The girls’ teams involved in Ulverston were Millom, Sir John Barrow (A and B teams), Low Furness, Dane Ghyll, Victoria, St James, Burlington and Chetwynde, with the tournament eventually being won by Chetwynde, who beat Sir John Barrow A in the final.