THE quarter-final stages in the Skipton League’s team KO events have been reached and these will be completed on Tuesday, July 2.

In recent rounds in the main event for the Clarkson Cup, there were easy wins for SPF A and Devonshire while favourites and league leaders Colne Cricket sneaked through again by one point against Gargrave B after reaching this stage by default after the last match.

Sutton B scrambled home against Lund A at Cononley where the winners were shared but good wins by Anthony Emmott and Jason Jennings clinched the match.

It was also a hard luck story for Steeton A who went down by a narrow margin to high-flying Gargrave A despite wins by Mary Hemsley and Carole Uttley.

In the Supplementary event, big wins were recorded for Settle A, Whinfield A and Whinfield B, while SPF B surprised Broughton Road with winning scores by Margaret Slater and Ronal Crossley at Colne.

Crosshills scraped home by two points against a plucky Addingham at Sutton.

Qualifiers in the Skipton Vets Handicap after prelims at Alkincoates Park were David Clamp, David Jacques, Brian Gore, Alistair Keighley, Keith Moore, David Hemsley, Nat Parker and Alan Barber. Finals on Friday, June 21 at a venue to be announced.

Cross Roads have reached the final stages of the Yorkshire Parks team event for the Brotherton Cup after a narrow two-point victory over Pudsey A at Cleckheaton Sports despite both teams been below full strength with controversial rules covering this competition. Finals on July 7 at present.

The Skipton Vets Inter-District team are back in action on Friday when they meet old rivals Halifax.

The home leg is at Gargrave again from 1pm, while the battered away team travel to Kingston BC searching for any winner from somewhere.

The Yorkshire Ladies are back in action on Sunday when they meet Cumbria. Viv Abell and Sharon Gadd are both on the away team that travel to Haw Cote Park, Barrow.

Meanwhile, sad news from Keighley BC where long-serving veteran Bob Sugden has died after a long illness and condolences go to all concerned.