20th Oct, 2017

Wilmcote match their best

Liam Moakes 11th Oct, 2017

IN-FORM Wilmcote enjoyed a wonderful night’s shooting at Clifford in week five of the Stratford & District Airgun League.

The visitors shot an amazing 239 points – only six bulls short of a perfect score – to equal their best ever performance of just about 12 months ago.

The all-time league record is 242 points which was shot in February 1981 in a match between Home Guard A and Bearley A.

To add to Wilmcote’s achievement five of their shooters – brothers Ashleigh and Jamie Clarke, Graham East, Lester Langford and Sammy Skye Unitt – got maximum points in the 239-208 victory.

Clifford shooters Ian Perkins and Ben Withers both shot 32s but the team were no match for Wilmcote.

The bell on Binton A’s target was ringing out loud and clear too as both the hosts and Avon kept their shots tight, with the home team shooting mainly bulls.

Andy Smith shot his second consecutive possible and Chris Reed, John Parrott and Michelle Dale were each just one bull short of possibles for the home side.

Avon’s Bill Fleming also missed one bull for 34 points but his team just could not find the bull as regularly as Binton secured a 235-223 victory.

Home Guard took an early lead at MEB and kept pressing home their advantage with scores of 34 from Tom Morris and 32s from Gareth Morris, Alan Brookes and Sherri-Anne Pegg to set up a 225-199 success.

Andy Morris finished the match with his first possible of the season for the visitors, but it was a match to forget for MEB who struggled from the start and. with the exception of Paul Onions who kept out of the threes for 32 points, they had too many loose shots to pose any real threat to the visitors.

Chris Green’s 33 and Steve Hodges’ 34 got Binton B off to a strong start at Avenue, but the hosts kept in touch and, with 32 from Alan Crichton and 33 from James Wilby, they pulled back points to be only one behind.

However, Ben Chamberlain and Tom Gosbell sealed Avenue’s fate when they shot 30 and 31 respectively and Avenue had to be satisfied with an A N Other score which did not come close in a 213-206 reversal.

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