Charlie Boden and family’s Sportsmans Texel flock continued on its winning ways at the English National Sale at Worcester, selling the top priced lot at 16,000gns.

The family who only the previous week had sold the record breaking 350,000gns Double Diamond ram lamb from their Stockport-based flock, triumphed with another tup lamb by the same sire, Garngour Craftsman.

Sportsmans Double Trouble is out of a Stainton-bred dam that was bought for 3000gns and is herself by Eden Valley Warrior King. This lamb, with an index in the top 1% sold for 16,000gns to to Staffordshire-based Paul and Anna Johnson for their Corriecravie flock, Stoke On Trent.

Sportsmans also sold the three of the next four highest priced ram lambs at 5200gns, 4500gns and 3500gns – all of which were by Garngour Craftsman.

Second top at 5200gns was Sportsmans Deisel, bred from a Teiglum Younggun daughter and bought by Stephen and Carolynne Williams, for the Wollascott flock, Shrewsbury.

At 4500gns was Sportsmans Detroit, out of a Garngour Alabama daughter and purchased by RS Young, Perth.

Other Scottish sales included Hope Valley Dazzler from Robert Evans, Shropshire, which made 3000gns selling to Gordon Gray, Selkirk. He is by Sportsmans Belter and out of a Garngour Alabama daughter.

Robert Cockburn, Knap, took 2600gns for his Knap Dark Destroyer, a son of Sportsmans Cannon Ball, out of a Procters Yankee-sired dam, from J Green, Melrose.

Shearling rams peaked at a 8200gns for Whitehart Class Act from Jim and Nicki Hartwright, Stanford Bishop, Worcs. Sired by Blackadder Weaver and out of a Loosebeare Voomer daughter, he sold down to Devon with the Quick family buying for their Loosebeare flock, Crediton.

The Quicks recouped some of that outlay, taking 7200gns for their pen leader, Loosebeare Champion. He’s by Brijon You’re The Boy, out of a dam by Whitehart Taylor Made and sold to Thomas Whiteford and family, Tercrosset, Brampton, Cumbria.

Having topped the females at 13,000gns, Aberdeenshire breeders, Gregor and Bruce Ingram, were again in the money, taking 7000gns for Granite Clansman. This son of Logie Durno Braveheart is out of a Granite Untouchable daughter and sold to Priestley family, also Brampton, Cumbria. His full brother, Granite Cracker, sold to Lanarkshire producer, Andrew Baillie, Carstairs, at 5400gns

The Hartwrights were back in the money too, taking 6600gns for Whitehart Clean Cut. This son of Sportsmans Bulletproof, is out of a Humeston River Dance and sold in a two-way split to Sioned Thomas, Whitland, and R and B James, Fishguard.

Other Scots in the money, included John Elliot, Kelso, who took 3500gns for Roxburgh Cleveland. This son of Haymount Arnott, is out of a dam by Brijon Rocket and sold to Messrs Robinson, Church Stretton.

Matching that, Eve Hodge, sold Greenarch Captain Caveman, from Huntlywood, Earlston, in a two-way split to JE and SL James, for the Duhonw flock, Builth Wells and DJ Abberley, Brecon, for the Old Hemley flock. He is by Midlock You're The One.

Auctioneers: McCartneys

averages: 116 ram lambs £1227.41 (+£139.15 for 37 fewer); 60 shearling rams £1905.31 (+£606.54 for eight fewer).