& League Week 6
he Snap Shoot Competition in which shooters have just one minute to fire five pellets took place on 9 October at Binton Social Club. Shooters need to achieve 22 points for a place in the final. Of the seven shooters who took part in the competition, Chris Green was the first of five to qualify followed by Andy Smith, Nick Williams, Paul Clingan and finally Chris Reed. In the final shoot off, clean bulls score 5.1points. Andy Smith and Nick Williams both shot 23.2 points and shot for a third time to determine the winner. Nick shot first but failed to hit even one bull for 20 points. Andy Smith shot consistently scoring 23.1 points to win the competition for the first time.
Avenue vs Binton B Avenue got off to a ropey start but maximum points for James Wilby, his first possible this season, put Avenue back into contention and Alan Crichton’s 32 gave them the lead by just one point. Binton came back with 32 from Benn Chamberlain their final shooter but with only six shooters they lost out with 209 points to Avenue’s 211. Avenue’s win gave them 2 points in the league together with Binton B and MEB but with a low average they remain bottom of the league table.
Binton A 226 Home Guard 200 Binton lead throughout this match with consistent shooting from the whole team. Hitting only bulls and fours and with Andy Smith and Will Cemis both missing one bull for 34s the team had an easy win to keep them in pole position in the league with 10 points from 5 matches. Home Guard were without he Morris family and had only five shooters. Tracy Pegg was their highest scoring shooter with 31.
Wilmcote 227 Avon 219 With only six shooters Avon faced a tough match however they started and finished well with 34 from Bill Fleming and Steve Ray. Though the team kept their shots tight with an A N Other score they could only manage 219 points. Wilmcote had a full team who all shot only bulls and fours for high individual scores. Lester Langford shot his first possible this season and Adam Clarke missed one bull for 34. The final tally saw Wilmcote win the match and get the highest score of the week.
Report by Juana Everett, to be published on 18th October 2018