Sheepdog trials

THE Northumberland Sheep Dog Trials League held an open trial at Warton Farm, Thropton, on Saturday.

Dereck Scrimgeour, from Keswick, judged 47 dogs working difficult half-bred sheep over a huge challenging course.

Results: 1 Bevis Jordan, (Whitfield), with Grizz, 90/100pts; 2 Mark Elliot, (Lazonby), Gael, 89/100; 3 Joice Grier, (USA), Jim, 87/100; 4 Bobby Dalziel, (Etterick), Spot, 83/100; 5 Keith Preston, (Stow), Queen 83/100; 6 Bill Elliot, (Yetholm), Rod 77/100.

Novice prize went to Charles Halbut, (Alwinton), with Don.