September 6th, 2016

Wilmcote claim key Clifford victory

Updated: 12:28 pm, May 14, 2015

WILMCOTE sent table-toppers Clifford to their first defeat of the season to strengthen their own title push in the Stratford & District Airgun League.

Second placed Wilmcote won 234-232, despite a handicap of 22 points for the visitors, as Jamie Clarke top scored, including an 11th maximum.

Graham East and Paul Clingan both missed one bull for 34s and Andrea Norris, Adam Clarke and Andrew Clingan all shot 33s to give Wilmcote 234 points.

Clifford were less accurate, with their top score being 32 from Jay Morris and Martin Robinson.

Snitterfield gave Avon three handicap points in what proved to be a very close match which ended 221-221. Both teams shot well and Avon’s Colin Fulford had the best score with 34.

Avenue had only six shooters but pipped Binton A’s five shooters 219-218 and did not need the 16-point handicap to win the match.

For Avenue, Paul Lowe shot seven bulls for a possible and Andy Smith and John Parrott both missed one bull for scores of 34.

A 34 from Steve Hodges and 33 from Ben Chamberlain helped Binton B to a 215-208 victory at Avenue B, who paid the price for some loose shots despite Jordan Bridge shooting 32 and three team-mates 31s.

Brothers Jamie and Adam Clarke were victorious in the final of the Pairs competition.

In the final, Andy Morris and Alan Brookes shot steadily in hitting five clean bulls, three dirty bulls and six fours for 32.2 and 32.3 respectively to total 64.5 points, but the Clarkes shot nine clean bulls and five fours for a winning total of 65.9 points.

In round one, the Clarkes both shot mini possibles against last year’s winners Will Cemis and Andy Smith, then Jamie shot a second mini possible in the quarter-final match in defeating Richard Groom and Karl McMillan.

In the semi-final, the brothers eliminated the more experienced pairing of Paul Lowe and Steve Parrack, with Jamie Clarke shooting a 35.4 possible.

Morris and Brookes saw off the challenges of Colin Fulford and Bill Fleming, then the Clingan brothers, Paul and Andrew, before defeating Ben Chamberlain and Steve Hodges by four clear points in the semi-finals.

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