FRI.7.45 rang s,meadows ,m wade and a brown. Vote 3-0 to go.forcast good clear skies whith a fresh north wind.
Went to yard at 4.45,to pick up WD,CR ,CF and DAR feds up ,then on to leaking bar for tacho break.2 wagons and 1 tailor setting off at 10 pm on site by 12.50am,BIRDS opened and watered by 1.20 am.
SAT up at6am full cloud,7am still full cloud and very dark looking north
8.30 still full cloud on site ,but starting to brighten from the east9.15 am starting to break just north of site.birds up a 9.40 am in a fresh NW wind clearing well.CON libbed at 9.55 am also clearing well.on route home wind had gone to a north east wind
PETER matthews


Basket numbers

West Durham 37,Cockfield 16, Crook 10, Darlington 12
Newcastle 19, Tyne Derwent 20,Annfield Plain 24
Consett 35 Deerness Valley 14

Total 187

Alan Brown