DEFENDING county champions Millom St James showed they have lost none of their class with victory in the Furness School Kwik Cricket festival at Furness CC.

Last year's winners came back with a team featuring a handful of players from that successful side of 2017, along with several newcomers, and they proved just as hard to beat this time round.

The Millom side defeated Pennington School in the final to reclaim their crown on an afternoon when 10 schools took to the field at Oxford Street.

St James came out on top against a side from their Barrow namesakes, a girls side from Askam Village School who were unable to take part in the earlier all-girls festival, and teams from St George's, Holy family, Dane Ghyll, Penny Bridge Academy, Cambridge Primary and Sacred Heart.

“They had about half the team who were playing last year playing again this year,” said Cumbria Cricket development officer Jake Woods, who ran the tournament.

“Millom will have another good chance to win the county finals again this year.

“It was a successful day all-round. We had more than 100 kids there and they all enjoyed it.”