THE QUARTER-FINALS of the Stratford & District Airgun League Charity Four-a-Side took place last Thursday.
In the first match, four shooters from the MEB team gave four from Avenue B eight handicap points. Andrew Radbourne was the only Avenue shooter to stay out of the threes and, although MEB’s Paul Onions shot 33 – better than his individual average – MEB were one point short of winning the match at the final tally.
Avenue go into the semi-finals to meet Snitterfield.
Snitterfield’s four shot only bulls and fours in their match against Binton B’s four. Andy Morris shot 34, Gareth Morris shot 33 and Alan Brookes shot 32 as did Katie Barrett, which was three above her personal average and brought the total points to 131.
Tom Gosbell shot two above his average and Sam Powell one above, which made for a close match but, even with handicap points from Snitterfield, Binton did not shoot well enough to win the match and finished on 129 points to Snitterfield’s 131.
Binton Badgers shot against four from Wilmcote and all eight shooters hit only bulls and fours in a close, high-scoring match.
Andy Smith shot a possible (35) and Michelle Dale 33 in contributing to the Badgers’ 132 points. Wilmcote narrowly lost the match with 131 points despite 34 from Paul Clingan and 32 from Andrea Norris.
The Badgers go forward to the semi-finals where they will shoot against either another four from Wilmcote or Clifford, whose match was postponed last week.
The competition will be finalised on April 30 at Wilmcote Club.