20th Oct, 2017

Norris retains Rose Bowl

Stratford Editorial 22nd Apr, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE COMPETITIONS for the Stratford & District Airgun League ladies’ Rose Bowl and Youth Cup were held at Snitterfield Sports Club and both were poorly attended.

Only three women took part and competitors had five shots on each of two targets.

After the first five shots Alison McMillan, who won the Bowl in 2009/10, was in the lead with 23.1, closely followed by Andrea Norris who won the Bowl last year who had 22.1 and Michelle Dale, who has repeatedly won the trophy since 1999, was in third place with 22 points.

Both Dale and McMillan only hit one bull with the second five pellets but Norris shot four bulls, three of them clean, for 24.3 to give her 46.4 points overall and the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year.

The competition for the Youth Cup was suspended for the year as only two shooters under 21 years of age chose to enter.

It was good to see so many of this season’s new shooters take part in the competition for the Norman Dale Cup at Wilmcote Social Club.

Tom Gosbell met Jay Morris in the final, but the latter’s form deserted him as he hit only one bull for a score of 29.

Alhough Gosbell slipped a three, he came back to finish with three bulls for 30.1 points and win the cup, which was donated by Norman Dale, a former president of the league.

The Triple 6 paper target competition took place on the same day between six shooters representing Stratford, Evesham and Redditch leagues.

Evesham won through again when Amy Lewis scored 35 out of 36 points and Dean Baglin and Adie Lewis both scored 34s in contributing to a total of 193 points.

Stratford’s Jamie Clarke and Paul Clingan both scored 34s but the team could only manage 181 points. Redditch’s representatives struggled to score 174 points.

Wilmcote Social Club regularly have shooting practice and training on Sunday evenings. New shooters are particularly welcome and it affords an opportunity for anyone to come and have a go at bell target shooting. Phone Andy on 01789 414638 for more information.

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