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Avon cement top spot with victory

Liam Moakes 26th Apr, 2017

AVON took two points from their 217-211 victory over Binton B to remain top of the Stratford & District Airgun League Webley Shield table with 19 points.

Avon’s Steve Ray was unlucky not to make it three possibles in a row when he missed one bull with his fifth pellet for 34 points, whilst team-mate Alison McMillan missed two bulls for 33.

Binton shooters Joe Powell and Ben Chamberlain shot 32s but loose threes meant the team lost the match despite their handicap points.

Avenue, with only six shooters, managed to hold Binton A to a 222-222 draw which puts Binton A in second place with 18 points from 13 matches.

Avenue’s Alan Crichton and Steve Parrack both missed the sixth bull for 34s and James Wilby shot 33. Binton A’s Andy Smith and Will Cemis also shot 34s in a thrilling match.

Clifford started well with 32 and 33 from Matt Carvell and Trevor Morris and kept up the pressure with Ian Perkins’ 34.

With the handicap points, they had a chance of beating high-scoring Wilmcote, but Martin Robinson’s 32 was not quite good enough to make up for the loose threes which meant they lost 236-234.

Accurate as ever, Wilmcote kept the bell ringing as Paul Clingan got the only possible of the week and there were 34s from Lester Langford, Sammy Skye Unitt and Andrew Clingan and 33s from John Maycock, Adam Clarke and Graham East.

MEB had a solid start with 31 from Marc Anderton and Derek Powers and Paul Onions also kept out of the threes for good scores of 32 and 31 respectively.

Allan Stewart shot a par 28 but Trevor Batchelor had some unlucky shots.

MEB, with two A N Other scores, saw the handicap points chipped away as Home Guard’s shooters bettered par scores every time.

Gareth Morris started with 34, the highest score in the match, and brother Tom and father Andy both shot 33s to help Home Guard to a convincing 223-216 win.

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