Week 13



von 228 Wilmcote 241. League winners Wilmcote have been sitting at the top of the Webley League for six weeks now and last Thursday they showed everyone why when the team shot exceptionally well missing only four bulls throughout the match. Five shooters, Jamie Putnam, Adam Clarke, Zoe Perkin, Lester Langford and Sammy Skye Unitt all shot possibles and their remaining two team mates John Maycock and Paul Clingan shot 33s which gave the team a total score of 241 points. This surpassed their previous high score of 239 achieved in October 2017. It came as no surprise that they won the match against Avon despite a very respectable performance which included 34s from Nick Williams and Alison McMillan, Bill Fleming’s 33 and Richard Groom’s 32. With only one more match in the competition, the Webley Shield looks to be theirs, unless they come unstuck at the last hurdle when the final Webley matches take place on 9 May.


Binton B 202 Avenue 215. Binton’s first shooter, Ben Hodges shot a career and season best of 33 to give his team an early lead. Avenue trailed for the first half of the match but 33 from Steve Garlick was the turning point for Avenue. James Wilby and Alan Crichton both shot 32s which secured a win for Avenue without the need for the handicap points. Avenue have been in Wilmcote’s shadow since week seven of the competition and there seems little chance of pipping Wilmcote at the post but you never can tell.


Home Guard 227 Binton A 218. Handicap points aside this proved to be a close match. Top shot was Home Guard’s Andy Morris 34 followed by his son Gareth with 33. Binton’s Andy Smith also shot 33 but it has to be said that the team were not on their best form. At the end of the match the score was 214 – 218 but with the thirteen handicap points Home Guard came out clear winners by nine points.



Report by Juana Everett, to be published on 2nd May 2019