A SCHOOL cricket team is celebrating its successful achievement at a regional tournament.

The Stanley School of Technology's Under 16 team beat off tough competition from 31 other schools and scooped the winning trophy at the Yorkshire Indoor Cricket School Tournament.

Coach Anth Marshall said : "We managed to make the semi-finals in the 1998/99 season but this is the first time we have won it.

"It is the biggest sporting success the school has achieved."

Headteacher Janet Bridges said everyone the school was very proud of the team's achievement.

She said: "We are absolutely delighted with the performance of our cricket team.

"The students have performed brilliantly. This is a reflection of their dedication and hard work.

"However, this would not be possible without the commitment and skills of their teacher, Mr Marshall. He has personally trained the young team and has given freely of his time to coach the group. Well done to everyone involved."

The team battled through three rounds to take the title - winning four knockout games in the final round.