MILLOM St James' Catholic Primary School won the county Kwik Cricket finals for the second year in a row after they beat St Mary's, from Kirby Lonsdale, in the final.

The school managed to progress to the finals day, which was held at Keswick, with a 100 per cent record from their area competition at Furness CC, where they won six matches from six.

In the finals, they repeated the feat once more with another perfect record.

The side consisted of nine players, with eight being allowed on the field at once.

Callum Harrison, Harvey Birch, Trent Ruddy, Aidan Rice, Reece Bridges, Jack Park, Rio Walker and Cade Heavyside were led by captain, and under-12s county player, Callum High.

Heavyside also represents the county at under-11s level, with the others playing for Millom Cricket Club, where the side have also had success over recent years.

Helen High, from St James', said: “We first went to Furness where 12 teams all competed and we progressed from that to the county finals at Keswick, where there were three groups and we once again won all games.

"It's the second year in a row we've won this now and it's great.”

Kwik Cricket is a sport which is played across the country and allows for children up to the age of 11 to learn the basics of the game of cricket in a fun, fast-paced format.

The game is played with a plastic ball and a plastic bat, which reduces the risk of injury to Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils.

Next year, the Millom school will be heading for three in a row, but they will be losing some players as they step up to secondary school in September.