BINTON A recorded the week’s highest score as the Stratford & District Airgun League began its Webley Shield handicap competition.
Binton’s score included maximum points for Andy Smith, as they defeated Clifford 230-221.
Although Clifford had a 14-point handicap, with only four shooters and A N Other scores of 28, they had little chance of winning the match as Binton shot mainly bulls and fours.
Binton B, however, are the early league leaders after their match against MEB.
MEB started well with personal and season-best scores of 31 from Allan Stewart and new shooter Steph Ford. Rob Dipple was unlucky to have a missed shot which could have made all the difference in the match.
Three Binton shooters equalled their season-best scores – Steve Hodges with 34, Joe Powell 32 and Ken Masters 31 – to give the team a 217-212 victory and top place.
Wilmcote continued their spectacular run of unbeaten matches as victory against Avon left them third in the table.
Their tally of 229 points included 34s from Sammy Skye Unitt, Jamie Clarke and Paul Clingan.
Avon shooter Bill Fleming shot a season-best of 34 for the fourth time and Nick Williams and Alison McMillan shot 33s but, with the handicap of five points, Avon’s total of 221 was not enough to win the match.
Avenue lie second after shooting well against Home Guard to win 219-216.
Early on they were only one point behind but, with 33 from Alan Crichton and 31s from Steve Everett and James Wilby, they pulled ahead by two points.
With only six shooters, their handicap of nine was worth gold when Home Guard’s final two shooters scored more than 30.