Young farmers from across Cumbria competed at their annual sporting event in Kirkby Stephen.

The activities took place at the grammar school and involved teams from all areas throughout the county.

They took part in mixed rounders for those aged between 10 and 12, mixed dynamos cricket for 13-15 year-olds and mixed volleyball for competitors aged 17 and over.

A spokesperson for the Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs said: "It was an unseasonably warm, autumn day and the sports were played by some extremely competitive teams.

"Thanks were made to Kirkby Stephen Grammar School for hosting the event and to the umpires and referees who gave their time so willingly to ensure the day was a great success."

The Westmorland Gazette: The triumphant cricket team for Lowick and FurnessThe triumphant cricket team for Lowick and Furness (Image: Cumbria YFC)

The people marshalling the games were Julie Bowker, Evonne Sowerby, John Garnett, Stephen Park, Neil Sowerby, Tracy Hodgson, Alan Barker and William Longmire.

Kirklinton YFC took first place against Caldbeck YFC in the mixed rounders.

The mixed dynamos cricket teams showed great skill on the astro turf with the combined team of Furness and Lowick YFCs winning the competition.

Eden Valley YFC took a hard-fought second place, with Caldbeck YFC in third and Kent Estuary YFC behind them.

The Westmorland Gazette: The volleyball team for GrayriggThe volleyball team for Grayrigg (Image: Cumbria YFC)

"Although not a sport often played by the young farmers, the mixed volleyball was a great success with all those taking part thoroughly enjoying themselves," said the spokesman.

"Teams showed great skill and determination throughout the day with a triumphant Wigton YFC (C team) taking first place."

Placing below them were Skelton YFC (A team), Eden Valley YFC A and Grayrigg YFC.

The Westmorland Gazette: Eden Valley's volleyball teamEden Valley's volleyball team (Image: Cumbria YFC)

Chief Steward and Southern District President Phil Slater, kept the day on track and certificates were presented to the winning teams by Cumbria YFC County President, Alex Sibbald and County Vice President, John Garnett.

The top three teams in each sport will now represent Cumbria at the Northern Area Weekend Sports Finals hosted by Yorkshire YFC on March 3 2024.