Shooting
Champions finish season in fine style

Wednesday 19 December 2012 Updated: 19/12 17:24

BINTON A had already won the Stratford Air Gun League Cup but they finished the season with a perfect record after beating Home Guard 219-212 in the final league match last week.

Sam Goodman was first up for Home Guard, trying for his second possible but after three bulls, his fourth pellet failed to ring the bell although he managed three more bulls for 34 points.

Binton captain Andy Smith mirrored Goodman’s performance pellet for pellet. Despite getting a number of “Sunday sevens” in practice, he ended the season without securing the elusive possible.

It was not for the want of trying he has scored 34 on three separate occasions in league matches.

Mark Taplin, new to shooting this season, saw the benefits of having his own gun by shooting a personal best 31.

Binton had only one three on the target and anchorman Will Cemis scored 33 for the sixth time this season as they clinched the trophy for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.

Avon SC equalled their highest score of the season in beating Binton B 223-203 which secured a third place finish.

Colin Fulford shot his first possible of the campaign, while Alison McMillan and Bill Fleming both shot season best scores of 33 and 32 respectively for the home team.

Binton's top scorer was Ben Chamberlain who shot a season's best 32.

Wilmcote finished runners-up after edging a close 217-214 victory over Avenue SSC

Wilmcote took an early lead through Brian Adshead 33 but Paul Nixon-Barron shot a season best 33 for the second time and brought the scores level at 123 apiece after four shooters.

Paul Seabury shot a personal best of 32 to put Avenue one point ahead but Wilmcote’s rearguard clinched success with Wayne Harris and Dee Green shooting personal and season best scores of 32.

Clifford defeated MEB 204-201 with both teams having a smattering of threes. Fred Williams 32, Sheila Clarke 32 and Kath Williams 31 top scored for MEB, while Clifford’s best shooter was Ben Huckfield who stayed out of the threes for 31 points.

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