Youngsters got their cricket fix in a schools competition hosted by Workington Cricket Club.

Seaton Academy came out on top in the Kwik Cricket contest, which also included teams from Distington Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School in Harrington, Northside Primary School and Victoria Infant School, Westfield Primary School and St Michael’s Infant and Nursery School, all in Workington, with pupils aged from four to seven.

Cricket coach Chris Hodgson, who organised the competition, said: “It went really well and the children seemed to enjoy it. I go around all the schools doing coaching sessions getting them ready for this competition.

“I believe it’s a good way to get children into cricket and it also builds links with the cricket club and shows them where it is and what it’s like.”

Youngsters completed three skills challenges – requiring them to showcase their batting, bowling and fielding – before competing in light-hearted games.

They were awarded points based on how well they performed and the winning side were Seaton.

The competition has been run by Chris for about six years but was started before that and he believes it and the build-up coaching sessions are a good way to develop young players and generate interest in the sport.

“I see that in schools,” he added.

“Especially at that age they learn very quickly and they come on leaps and bounds so by the day of the competition they know what they are doing.”