Well another eagerly awaited Championship is upon us the Cambridgeshire DTL Championship. This is always well attended and today was no different. 10 squads were lined up in the hope of taking home the coveted DTL trophy. From the go it looked rather like last year’s champion may be doing the same this year having started with 50/150 with half the shoot done and dusted. But unfortunately thing
s don’t always go as planned as it didn’t for Richard Morris on this day but he completed the next 50 targets to finish with 99/292 as did his dad Chris Morris. We still had a strong contingent to follow with the likes of Matt Sheldrake and Paul Ward (who last won this trophy in 1992) and Philip Barnard sporting a new Beretta which works at skeet having shot a 96 at Nottingham in the EM championship in the morning, before getting to Cambridge GC to change the chokes for DTL.
The weather was good but for a varying wind making the odd target either raise or drop but not too bad considering the disastrous last few months.
As the scores started coming in it was clear that it was not possible to pick a clear winner as yet.
But at the end of the day we had a clear Champion in Paul Ward with a 100/296 closely followed by Matt Sheldrake with 99/295. To add to the excitement Richard Croft came in with a 100/295; Richard being a Vet had it sewn up for his first ever county championship. Geoff Howlet a Suffolk shooter put in a super 299 to take High Gun over all, but lucky for the Cambs shooters he couldn’t take the Cambridgeshire Championship.
Champion Paul Ward
Senior Matt Sheldrake
Ladies Hazel Whiten (not for the first time)
Colts Ethan Lord
Vets Richard Croft
AA Richard Morris
A Chris Morris
B Brian Jacobs
C Jason Pereira
Well done to everyone who entered and many thanks to Cambridge Gun Club once again.