inton A 224 Avenue 203. Avenue only had six shooters for this match so it came as no surprise when Binton had a comfortable win. Avenueís top shot was Alan Crichton with 33 but the team just does not have the consistence of Binton shooters which included 34 from Collin Hayes. Andy Smith has missed one bull in each of the teamís eight matches to score 34s but last Thursday he went one better and got his first possible this season.
Home Guard 213 Avon 224. The first shooter on each team Nick Williams (Avon) and Gareth Morris (HG) shot 33 then Avon took the lead with 32 from Bill Fleming and 31 from Richard Groom. Shooting only fours and bulls Avon kept the pressure on ending with 32 from Alison McMillan and 33 from Steve Ray. Home Guard shooters mainly kept their shots tight but they did not hit as many bulls as the visitors and had to be content with second place.
MEB 204 Binton B 212. Binton started with a season best shot of 30 from Bill Gately then pressed on with 31 from three of their next four shooters to give them a seven point lead. The fate of MEB was sealed when Chris Green Bintonís final shooter was unlucky to miss one bull for a season best score of 34. TJ Hooker who moved to MEB when the Clifford team folded is shooting better than ever this season with a 27.52 improvement to his averages. He started the team off with a solid 32 but with a few loose threes and less bulls than Binton they lost the match.
Wilmcote had a bye last week but remain top of the league with 14 points from 8 matches and a team average of 225.13. Binton A lie second also with 14 points from 8 matches and a team average of 223.75 and Avon are third yet again with 14 points from 8 matches and a team average of 221.67.
Report by Juana Everett, to be published on 15th November 2018