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Four-midable Maycock wins Senior Shield once again

Liam Moakes 23rd Jan, 2019

JOHN MAYCOCK celebrated winning the Stratford & District Airgun League’s Senior Shield for the fourth time at Binton Social Club.

Open to shooters aged 45 or over on the day of the competition, it is shot in two halves on different targets (A and B) and shooters have five pellets on each target. A clean bull scores 5.1 points.

There were seven bulls shot on target A with Steve Hodges and Chris Green getting two each to give them 22.1 points. Target B was more generous with 16 bulls scored which included four by Paul Clingan, who topped the scores with 24.1 points.

When the points were totalled from both targets and bonus points were added for the over 60-year-olds, there were three shooters with 44.2 points who went into a final shoot-off.

Maycock took first place with 46.2 points, with Michelle Dale second with 45.3 points and Steve Everett in third place with 42 points.

Binton A chalked up the highest score in week three of the Webley League but only finished winners by one point – 232-231 – against Avenue.

Led by a maximum for Andy Smith and James Wilby shooting 33, Avenue gradually reduced a 23-point handicap.

However, with two members missing, they had to include AN Other scores of 28 and Binton got home thanks to 34s from Michelle Dale and Will Cemis and 33s from Andrew Radbourne – a season’s best – and Collin Hayes.

Avon, who had six shooters, moved to the top of the standings after a 226-223 victory at home to a five-strong Home Guard.

Scores of 34 from Bill Fleming and Tim Stephens provided an even start but possibles from Nick Williams and Steve Ray helped pull back Home Guard’s nine-point handicap. Alison McMillan, Avon’s last shooter, scored 33 to seal Avon’s victory.

MEB edged out hosts Binton B 205-200. Both teams had several loose shots but MEB scored better including Rob Dipple’s 31 and with more scores just under 30 they managed to win.

Binton B were short of a full team and with only one handicap point available to them needed to shoot well on the night. However, Chris Green was the only team member shooting more than 30 with 32.


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