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7th Dec, 2021

Smith on target to win Snap Shoot competition

ANDY Smith shot consistently to win the Stratford & District Airgun League’s Snap Shoot Competition for the first time.

Taking place at Binton Social Club, shooters have just one minute to fire five pellets and they need to achieve 22 points for a place in the final.

Chris Green was the first of five to qualify, followed by Smith, Nick Williams, Paul Clingan and Chris Reed. In the final shoot-off, clean bulls score 5.1 points.

Smith and Williams both shot 23.2 points and shot for a third time to determine the winner but Williams, shooting first, failed to hit even one bull for 20 points and Smith scored 23.1 points to win.

James Wilby got his first maximum points of the season to help Avenue defeat Binton B 211-209 in week six of the league.

Avenue got off to a ropey start but Wilby’s first possible this season put Avenue back into contention and Alan Crichton’s 32 gave them the lead by just one point.

Binton came back with 32 from their final shooter Ben Chamberlain but, with only six shooters, they went down by two points.

Despite the win, Avenue remain bottom of the table on points average from Binton B and MEB.

Binton A remain in pole position in the league, with ten points from five matches, after an easy 226-200 win at home to Home Guard.

Binton led throughout with consistent shooting from the whole team, with Andy Smith and Will Cemis both missing one bull for 34s.

Home Guard were without the Morris family and had only five shooters. Tracy Pegg was their highest-scoring shooter with 31.

Lester Langford shot his first possible this season and Adam Clarke missed one bull for 34 points as Wilmcote defeated Avon 227-219.

With only six shooters, Avon faced a tough match but they started and finished well with 34 from Bill Fleming and Steve Ray.

Wilmcote, however, had a full team who all shot only bulls and fours for high individual scores and the highest score of the week.

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