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Williams and Smith impress

Liam Moakes 25th Jan, 2018

NICK Williams of Avon and Andy Smith of Binton A both shot their sixth possibles of the season which brings their individual averages up to 34 and 33.94 respectively in the Stratford & District Airgun League.

The duo are placed first and second respectively in the table for the Baildham Cup – a trophy awarded to the shooter with the highest average score in both League and Webley Shield matches.

In week four of the Webley Shield, Avenue only had five shooters and had to rely on both two A N Other scores and handicap points in what turned out to be a close match at Avon, who prevailed 225-224.

Avon were in good form with maximum points for Williams and 34s from Steve Ray and Alison McMillan. Richard Groom shot last for Avon and his score of 30 secured victory for his side.

Binton B had eight shooters who managed to shoot well above the team’s average to secure a 229-225 victory over Binton A.

Four shooters – Chris Green, Ian Powell, Steve Hodges and Angie Powell – all shot 31 and, with the handicap points, Binton B secured the two points to give them top spot in the Webley League.

Binton A had only six shooters but they shot consistently well, hitting only bulls and fours. Smith’s maximum points and 34 from Collin Hayes topped their team’s scores.

The highest scoring match took place at Wilmcote who were beaten 233-230 by Home Guard.

Both teams hit only bulls and fours, with Wilmcote shooters Jamie Clarke and Paul Clingan missing only one bull for 34s and Adam Clarke, Graham East and Lester Langford missing two bulls each for scores of 33.

Home Guard’s Andy Morris also missed one bull for 34 and Alan Brookes two bulls for 33, but it was the handicap points which won the match for Home Guard.

MEB forfeited their match at Clifford as they did not have enough shooters.

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