BRADLEY boys and girls landed a Kwik Cricket double as they finished top of the class with bat and ball.

Twenty schools competed against each other in the Pendle School Sport Partnership Year 5/6 Boys Kwik Cricket Final, and it provided an exciting mid summer festival of cricket.

Six teams qualifed for the final at Colne Cricket Club, where good weather brought out the best in the players with some splendid bowling, batting and fielding providing plenty of thrills and spills for the enthusiastic crowd.

After 15 games, with four fixtures being decided by one run, Bradley topped the boys table with 25 points, four ahead of battling runners-up St Josephs.

Marsden landed third place with their score of 17 points, while Earby were in fourth (11 points), Park in fifth (9 points), and Wheatley Lane in sixth with seven points.

In the Year 5/6 Girls Kwik Cricket Final, Bradley triumphed again, and like the boys winning their league by a four point margin.

Ten teams took part in the preliminary round of the tournament, with four sides battling through to the final.

There were some excellent individual performances, but for consistency, accurate bowling and run rate Bradley came out on top winning all their games comfortably.

Bradley claimed top spot with 15 points, while Marsden were the runners-up spot with eleven points.

Third were Walverden (7 points), while Wheatley Lane took fourth spot (3 points).

Meanwhile, half a dozen teams were in action in the Year 4/5 Mixed Cricket Final, also hosted by Colne Cricket Club.

The eventual winners, Earby, won all their games scoring well in all of them. Now champions Earby will represent Pendle at the Lancashire County Final.

Neil Stewart from Pendle School Sport Partnership said: “The standard of cricket was tremendous and congratulations to everbody who took part in the competition.

“It was a fantastic performance from the Bradley boys and girls squad and we'd like to wish Earby all the best at the Lancashire County Final on July 11.”

The organisers would also like to say thank-you to the students from Park School for umpiring the tournaments.