A BUMPER scrum of rugby league veterans charged on to the pitch at Redwaters for the Cumbria Masters festival.

A group of 125 players – representing local sides, as well as those from Lancashire and Yorkshire – gathered at the Roose Pioneers ground for the biggest masters event of the season.

A sunny afternoon saw some exciting matches between the over-35s – which all ended in the traditional 0-0 draws – followed by the usual camaraderie in the bar afterwards.

Organisers thanked all the players who turned out, the referees, DG Match Photos, Bob In Cafe and all the other volunteers.

The next game for Barrow Masters will be on Sunday, May 15 at West Cumbria.

Anyone interested in getting involved, can contact Shaun McPoland via email s.mcpoland @btinternet.com or call 07720 849306.