Dog trials final placings

A sheep dog in action.
A sheep dog in action.

The Northumberland Sheep Dog Trials League held a nursery trial on Saturday at Greenleighton Farm, Corbridge.

Stuart Wilkinson, from Derbyshire, judged 18 dogs working well-behaved Texel sheep over a large hillside course.

Results: 1 Mike Northwood, East Woodburn, with Cilla, 82/100pts; 2 Michael Davidson, Wooler, Linburn Phil, 81; 3 Tony Iley, Longframlington, Boo, 80; 4 Bevis Jordan, Whitfield, Dallas, 0; 5 Bevis Jordan, Bear, 76; 6 David Baxter, Harbottle, Laddie, 76. Best novice: Michael Stevenson, Kirkley Hall, Roy, 75.

A championship final was then held over an extended course for the top nine trial winners.

Results: 1 Colin Balmbro, Wooler, Chip, 89/110pts; 2 Tony Iley, Boo, 86; 3 Bevis Jordan, Dallas, 86; 4 Bevis Jordan, Bear, 81; 5 Mike Northwood, Cilla, 77; 6 Paul Bristow, Kirkwelpington, Ricky, 76.

The league placings after all 12 trials in the season are: 1 David Henderson, Allendale, Burndale Gwen, 45pts; 2 Colin Balmbro, Chip, 35; 3 Michael Davidson, Linburn Phil, 29; 4 Bevis Jordan, Dallas, 24; 5 Bevis Jordan, Bear, 23; 6 Tony Iley, Boo, 21.