Intercounties ABT 2012

5th August Nottingham and District GC (By Colin Butler)

Firstly can I apologise for the lateness of this report, my Directors duties took me from home the vast majority of last week where I was the attending Director for the CPSA/NSCA English Sporting World Championship in the Cotswolds. Sadly only four counties managed to raise any form of team for this event and disappointingly only 61 entries.

Lincolnshire Seniors romped to victory by a comfortable margin of nineteen points with Marvin Houghton the star of the team, Marvin rattled off 75 straight before letting a solitary target avoid the gun on his last layout. This was also a PB for Marvin who is having one of his best ever seasons, earlier in the year he won the Regional All Round and he featured heavily in the East Midlands Supreme Championships. Jack Wilkinson who has made the transition into the Lincolnshire Senior team seamlessly was next best on 96, Paul Hurton 88, Nick Pearce 90, Nigel Watson 88 and Andy Harvey completed the rout giving team Lincolnshire a total of 379/400.

Runners up and Lincolnshire’s main rivals in trap disciplines were Nottinghamshire, Russ Hufton and Paul Meakin leading the way on 92, Messer’s Clements, Elliot, Clarke and Martin completing the team.

In Ladies it came down to a straight fight between Lincolnshire & Notts, with the result in doubt until the final clays had been dusted. Lincolnshire ran out the winners with the narrowest of margins finishing just one clay in front of the Notts trio which included high scoring lady of the day Rachel Parrish on 91. Alison Dupree led the way for Lincs with an 89 and Tracey Bridge on 85 just did enough to secure team honours, Jan Stennett 77 and Jackie Houghton 84 completing the victorious Lincs foursome.

Lincolnshire made it a trio of victory’s by also winning the Veterans team title, John Winn being the deciding factor. John weighed in with a hefty 97 and it was virtually impossible for Notts to make any impact although Ken Rimington’s score of 89 did give them some hope. The remainder of Dave Shepherd 81, Dick Cooper 88 and John Stephenson 83 completed the Lincs team to win by nine targets.

In juniors there was a surprise victory for Cambs juniors, taking on the more recognised trap shooters of Nottinghamshire who have a long pedigree of success in team finals. Josh Pearson top scored for Cambs with 88 and Max Haynes 81 secured a superb victory. Conor Bean top scored for Notts with a score of 89 which also gave him the award for Junior High Gun.

As always, many thanks to everyone at Nottingham & DGC for once again providing a great days shooting.

 

All Scores

  Bedfordshire Seniors     Cambridgeshire Seniors  
1 NO TEAM   1 C. MORRIS 94
2     2 P. BARNARD   92  
3     3 G. RUSSO  85 
4     4 K. FLITTON 77
5     5 B. COOK   76  
6     6    
          Team Total         Team Total 348
  Leicestershire Seniors     Lincolnshire Seniors  
1 NO TEAM   1 J. WILKINSON 96
2     2 M. HOUGHTON  99 
3     3 A. HARVEY  88 
4     4 N. WATSON 88
5     5 N. PEARCE 90
6     6 P. HURTON 94
          Team Total          Team  Total 379
  Norfolk Seniors     Nottinghamshire Seniors  
1 NO TEAM   1 L. CLEMENTS  85
2     2 J. CLARKE 89
3      3 P. MEAKIN  92 
4       4 R. HUFTON  92 
5     5 W. ELLIOT  81 
6     6 P. MARTIN   79  
          Team Total       Team Total 358
  Northants Seniors     Suffolk Seniors  
1 NO TEAM   1 D. PARSONS  90 
2     2 R. MANNING 83 
3     3 M. HARROD  80  
4     4    
5     5 F. WELHAM 84
6     6 N. HAVARD  87
           Team Total           Team Total 344
  Bedfordshire Ladies     Cambridgeshire Ladies  
1 NO TEAM   1 H. WHITEN  84
2     2 G. MOULE 76
3     3    
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total 160
  Leicestershire Ladies     Lincolnshire Ladies  
1 NO TEAM   1 A. DUPREE 89
2     2 J. STENNETT  77 
3     3 T. BRIDGE  85 
4     4 J. HOUGHTON   84 
  Team Total     Team Total 174 
  Norfolk Ladies     Nottinghamshire Ladies  
1 NO TEAM   1 D. ROWE 82
2     2 R. PARISH   91 
3     3 S. BOWKER  72 
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total 173
  Northants Ladies     Suffolk Ladies  
1 NO TEAM   1 NO TEAM  
2     2    
3     3    
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total  
  Bedfordshire Vets     Cambridgeshire Vets  
1 NO TEAM    1 R. PEACOCK 95
2     2 J. BARNARD 83
3     3 G. TATE  82 
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total 178 
  Leicestershire Vets     Lincolnshire Vets  
1 NO TEAM   1 J. WINN 97
2     2 D. SHEPHERD   81  
3     3 J. STEPHENSON  83 
4     4 M.H. COOPER 88
  Team Total     Team Total 185
  Norfolk Vets     Nottinghamshire  Vets  
1 NO TEAM   1 K. RIMINGTON 89
2     2 D. SAYER 87
3     3 M. FEATHER 64
4     4 J. BATES 85
  Team Total     Team Total 176
  Northants Vets     Suffolk Vets  
1 NO TEAM   1 H. PETERS 88
2     2 J. ALDOUS   76 
3     3    
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total 154
  Bedfordshire Juniors     Cambridgeshire Juniors  
1 NO TEAM    1 J. PEARSON 87
2     2 M. HAYNES 81
3     3    
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total 168
  Leicestershire Juniors     Lincolnshire Juniors  
1 NO TEAM   1 NO TEAM   
2     2    
3     3    
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total  
  Norfolk Juniors     Nottinghamshire Juniors  
1 NO TEAM   1 J. BOOTH 75
2     2 G. LEWIS 71
3     3 C. BEAN  88 
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total 163 
  Northants Juniors     Suffolk Juniors  
1 NO TEAM    1 NO TEAM  
2     2    
3     3    
4     4    
  Team Total     Team Total *