THE Worth Valley held their first events of the season at Highfield where the condition of the green left a little bit to be desired.

These comprised two handicap events for the Foster Cup and Ogden Trophy and attracted quite a good entry and they were played in excellent conditions weather-wise.

In 2018, the Foster Cup was won by Trevor Hargreaves, of Cross Roads, but this time the honours went to his club-mate, Stan Walsh, who narrowly defeated Phil Robinson, also of Cross Roads, 21-17.

Losing in the semis were Steven Naylor and Lenny Buxton Junior in two close games.

In 2018, the Ogden Trophy was won by Walsh, of Cross Roads, but this time, the winner was Trevor Hargreaves who comfortably beat young Oliver Burnett, of Craven, 21-13. Losing in the semis were Tito Arana and Steve Peers.

Broughton Road comfortably beat Ripponden Park in the Yorkshire ABA’s Hutchinson Cup for mixed teams and it was captain Richard Baker who proved the match winner at West Bradford, while Oxenhope also progressed in the Radley Trophy after a fairly easy win over Stanley BC at Wyke with David and Mary Hemsley leading the way with big wins. Next rounds on June 2.

This weekend sees the Skipton Veteran’s back in action in the inter-district event against Leeds, a team who remain an enigma in this event.

The home leg is again at Sutton where the locals are hoping to do much better than their last visit, while the away team travel to Bramley Park. A good result is needed in preparation for the tough games ahead.

County action continues on Sunday when the Yorkshire Ladies play their first match of the campaign against old rivals Lancashire. The home leg is at Littlemoor where Sharon Gadd, of Cononley, is in action while Viv Abell, of Craven, is in the away squad at Penwortham Sports.

At the same time, the Yorkshire Parks County Vets team play their first game of the season against South Yorkshire with the home leg, featuring Barry Turnbull and David Hemsley, at Saltaire. This is always a tough game for Yorkshire.

The Skipton Summer Doubles are scheduled for Sunday at Alkincoats in Colne and are to be held in memory of that great character Ben Ridding, who died last year. Entries are still been taken for this event.

Preliminaries in the Skipton team KO event for the Clarkson Cup were held earlier this week and a full round-up will be made in next week’s report.