Well folks the first of our County Championships took part this weekend the 3rd of March. Well it could have been a better day weatherwise and after the last few weeks it was a big let down, but nevertheless it was a good turn out at Eriswell SG for our English Skeet Championship. Some very good shooting took place and as it worked out the early morning squads were the winners with the weather; they got a bit wet but missed the big winds. For full report and scores see here
The Cambs teams for the Inter-counties skeet at Northampton on the 12th August are as follows .
Peter Wright.John Russell. Roger Fletcher. Peter Cook.
Phil Barnard. Albert Taylor, Glen Mouldin, James Yarrow, Peter Gaskin.
Marcus Webb, Janet Maguire, Amelia Smith. Archie Bowman. Mandy Webb..
Ami Hedgcock, Taylor Hedgcock, Marcus Lord. Ethan Lord, Julian Berridge.
Chris Morris and Malcom Collins picking there own time
Team Manager Roger Fletcher.
Any mistakes Allan Wright
Well we were not disappointed as on the day 60 entries were recorded at the desk of Eriswell Lodge. Later 2 shooters did call off but 58 according to Johnathon the ground manager this was a record.
Also, it’s worth saying we had the gods shining on us with the weather.
When arriving I spoke to last year’s winner Albert Taylor as he was leaving for another shoot he had posted 99. When I reached the Clubhouse I found Chris Morris had done the same. Well I’m thinking we should have a good team this year.
During the day I saw a lot of very good shooting and some very good scores posted. It didn’t take me long to see that we had a good selection of Ladies and Colts to make up the numbers as well.
At the end of the day Albert Taylor and Chris Morris with their 99’s were the winners. This meant a shoot off was imminent and with the Bev Waller trophy at stake this meant that any shooter on the day could take the trophy, so a shoot off to decide that had to take place. The shoot off consisted of two Suffolk shooters and our own Chris Morris.
This was doubles on 4 and was well worth watching. Eric Chapman took the honours and was a worthy winner.
That over results were:
Chris Morris was Cambs County Champ. 99
Albert Taylor is Senior Champ 99
Vets went to Tim Jones 97
Colts Archie Bowman 93
Ladies after a shoot off with Janet Maguire went to Ami Hedgecock 89
AA Chris Morris 99
A Glen Moulding 97
B Peter Gaskin 95
C Marcus Webb 90.
I note that Archie Bowman shot 2 x25 straights on his way to the colts trophy , It also looks like we have ladies Colts and Vets a plenty so the Intercounties at Northampton on the glorious twelfth (12/8) should see a very good entry from Cambs
Day one of the County Skeet was a hot glorious day. However, there was nothing glorious about the very high winds causing some interesting targets. In spite of their erratic flight Albert Taylor put in an amazing first day score of 98 with Robert Allen and Peter Gaskin hot on his tail with 97’s.
Sunday morning dawned bright and cooler with a brisk wind increasing later into what one shooter said was a ‘mini hurricane’. Some great scores were shot by Peter Cook, Chris Morris, Malcolm Collins and Richard Morris, but nobody managed to pip our Albert’s score.
County Champion Albert Taylor (98) also won the Bev Waller Trophy.
Senior Men’s: Peter Gaskin (97)
Ladies’ Champion: Janet Maguire (84)
Vets’ : Peter Cook (96)
Colts’ : A. Bowman(92)
AA Class: R. Allen (97)
A Class: R. Morris (97)
B Class: P. Gaskin (97)
C Class: A. Bowman (92)
28 County Shooters braved the windy conditions so thank you and well done to all.
Our thanks also to Mick & Karen and their staff at Cambridge Gun Club for hosting yet another of our County Championships.
Cambridgeshire results shown below, full results here.