Stockton Elm Tree came close to forcing a draw from the visiting reigning league champions, Wolviston King's Arms B when they just went down 3-5.

The Elm Tree's points came from Peter Ellis and Harry Williams in the singles and then Harry went on to win the captain's game. The King's B went to victory with singles wins from Brian Dutton, Cliff Shipman and Terry Flett to add to their two doubles wins.

Trimdon recorded a good home win over Wheatley Hill Scouts by 6 points to 2. The home side had singles wins from Alan Short, Dave Butler, George Walker, Joe Lawton and Frankie Barber to add to a doubles point, whilst the Scouts only singles reply came from Peter Kell and a double from Sid Saxton and Alan Jordan.

Spennymoor Half Moon travelled to Wolviston King's Arms A and won 6-2 in a match where the Sanderson brothers were outstanding.

Zetland League

The Northern Echo Handicap


Semi-final number one, July 11: Barnard Castle Quoits Club v Staindrop A. Venue: Barnard Castle Cricket Club.

Semi-final number two, July 11: Richmond Cricket Club QS v Croft. Venue: Aldbro' St John.

Cup Final

July 25, 7.30pm. Venue: East Layton Quoits.