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Trio level pegging in race for Webley Shield glory

Liam Moakes 22nd Mar, 2017

TEAMS have now played ten of their 14 Stratford & District Airgun League Webley Shield handicap matches and three sides are sitting pretty at the top of the table.

Leading the way are Avon, Binton A and Wilmcote with 13 points apiece.

Despite a season-best shot of 34 from Clifford’s Matt Carvell and four handicap points, some loose threes on both sides resulted in Avon winning this match 219-216 thanks to 33s from Richard Groom and Alison McMillan and 34 from Steve Ray.

Wilmcote kept their eye on the bull for good scores from all team members in their clash against Binton B, but the latter prevailed 239-234.

Adam Clarke shot maximum points for Wilmcote and Lester Langford and Paul Clingan missed one bull for 34s, whilst three shooters scored 33s.

Binton B had a few loose threes but they too shot well with 33s from Joe Powell, Steve Hodges and Ben Chamberlain and, with the handicap points, they won the match with the highest team score of the week.

Both Home Guard and Binton A fielded eight shooters and Binton A got off to the better start, slowly pulling back the five handicap points given to Home Guard.

Binton A’s total of 224 included four 33s from Chris Reed, Andy Smith, Gary Hooper and Michelle Dale.

This put the pressure on Home Guard’s final shooter Andy Morris, who clinched the match when he shot his third possible this season to seal a 226-224 victory.

Alan Crichton topped the match scorecard with 34 for Avenue against MEB.

Steve Garlick shot 32 for Avenue but all of their other shooters found the target too tight for very high scores.

However, with two A N Other scores and 18 handicap points, MEB were still edged out 207-205.

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