LEADERS Wilmcote remained top of the Stratford & District Airgun League after ending the unbeaten record of second-placed Binton A with a 225-218 victory in week nine.
Binton shot first and started well with 33 and 34 from Chris Reed and Andy Smith respectively which gave them a small lead despite Jamie Putnam scoring maximum points.
The Wilmcote team, which included 33 from Graham East and Paul Clingan, turned out to be the more accurate shooters on the night as they shot only bulls and fours.
Binton had good scores from Michelle Dale and Will Cemis in particular but, with four threes included in the Binton scorecard, Wilmcote emerged victorious.
Binton’s challenge for the league cup is far from over as they still have a game in hand, so it is all to play for.
Home Guard’s Gareth Morris started well with 34 and, shooting only fours and bulls, the rest of the team also impressed in a 222-204 win over Avenue.
Guard’s final shooter Andy Morris put in seven bulls for his second possible this season and 50th career possible. The tally of 222 is Home Guard’s highest score this season and their performance left Avenue in their wake.
Avenue’s James Wilby almost got his second possible – missing just one bull for 34 – and Alan Crichton shot 33, but it has to be said the rest of the team could have done better.
The match between Avon and MEB turned out to be closer than expected as hosts Avon prevailed 215-214.
MEB’s TJ Hooker was up first and shot a career and season-best of 33 for the second week in succession to get the visitors off to a solid start.
Nick Williams for Avon went one better with 34 and after four shooters the scores were level. Avon nudged ahead and, after their sixth and final shooter Alison McMillan shot 33, Avon were six points ahead.
With an A N Other score of 28, Avon’s total was 215. MEB had eight shooters and 32 from their final shooter Paul Onions brought their total to 242 but, after dropping the lowest score, they finished a close second on 214 points – their highest score this season.