June 2017: CRICKETERS from Haslingden High School are the third best in Lancashire.

They won the Rossendale heat when they knocked for six teams from Alder Grange School and All Saints.

They then competed in Longridge against the best from the other boroughs and in their first three matches they won two and narrowly lost to Ormskirk, the eventual winners, 61-69.

In the semi-final they played Blessed Trinity from Burnley but lost by just five runs leaving the Haslingden team in third place.

Lucy Valentine, 13, said: “It was hard because they were the best teams from each of the different areas.”

The cricketers will be in action again at the Youth Games in Blackpool in July.