Cambs ABT – 27th & 28th September – Priory CTC

Some more very good shooting took place, bearing in mind all the shooters taking part could be classed as part time ABT Shooters doing it only a few times a year, but you wouldn’t know it as the standard was top drawer.  Also added to the fact that many had to travel from here to Northampton and some the other way on the same day to take part in the Intercounties All Round.

L>R Ethan Lord, Tim Jones, Hazel Whiten & Phil Barnard

One such shooter was Philip Barnard on the last squad of the day but this didn’t stop him from posting a 93 and the winning score just pipping Richard Morris by 1 and Paul Ward by 2.  Richard Morris took the Senior title so didn’t go home empty handed. So that was 93/92/91, how close was that !!  Paul Ward shot the only 25 straight as well.  Well shot gents. The ladies went to Hazel Whiten who did on the way, overcome all the other top ladies in Cambridgeshire getting an 80, (just pipping me), well shot Hazel. The Vets was taken by Tim Jones with an 87 and Tim was at one point on 48 from the first 50. The Colts was taken by the ever improving 12 year old, Ethan Lord, with a 65 using a 20 bore semi firing only one shot, very impressive.   Well done all of you and many thanks to Priory for their hospitality.

[Thanks to Allan Wright for the report]

Cambs Skeet Doubles – 25th & 26th August – Cambridge GC

 

Held at Cambridge Gun Club on the August Bank Holiday weekend, which was run over both days.  What a mixed weekend it was, very cold, very windy, and as if that wasn’t enough we had rain as well. But the rough weather didn’t do enough to stop Marcus Lord and Chris Morris from posting a pair of 96’s.  Both shot on the Sunday, so that made it a fair result.

L>R Peter Cook, Ethan Lord and Marcus Lord

The ladies was taken by Michele Conway with an 84 and the Vets to the solid Peter Cook with a 92. The battle of the younger ones was taken by Ethan Lord just pipping Julian Berridge, Ethan shot 76 and Julian shot 74, but as it happens Julian has just moved into Junior status so both had trophies to take home.  I can’t remember the last time this shoot was contested by both colt and junior categories so perhaps things are looking up for us.

Apart from the Championship Title which was shared between both Marcus and Chris there was the senior title also being shared for the year. Many thanks to Cambridge GC for their hospitality.

Cambs Sportrap – 22/23rd September – Cambridge GC

This was another wintery affair with Saturday being very cold and windy and Sunday very cold windy, and with some rain thrown in for good measure.  It would be nice to get it right for once but In the British Isles never.  But as a spectator over both days it was very exciting to watch and the weather didn’t stop Taylor Hedgecock from showing his class and doing what he does best at busting clays and that’s what he did.  He shot a 94 and that was super in the conditions with very testing targets. So Taylor wins another Cambridgeshire Championship and also the Juniors.

The Vets was a very close thing with Tony Leonard and Michael Fryer both shooting 89 followed very closely by Brian Dunbavin, Alan Stronge, Peter Simpson and Gordon Webster all covered by 4 clays. As the top two had gone we used the count back system so it was Tony who is our county Vets Champ.

The Ladies was also close with Holly Dugan posting a 76 on Sat and in that wind that was a very good score indeed, but on the last squad on Sunday Ami Hedgecock came in with a 77 so took the Ladies and Colts, not for the first time I might add. Just to inform, that the Sportrap trophy turned up this year after a ten year absence, and it was one I donated many years ago, so all that history has been returned to us.

Super shooting folks and thanks to CGC for your hospitality.