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County stars stay on target

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: September 26, 2009

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Lincolnshire continued their run of success in the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association's East Midlands regional events by winning three of the four sections in the down-the-line team championship.

Seven counties competed amid sunny and breezy weather at Nottingham and District Gun Club.

Shooting in the early squads, the senior team aggregated 1741 from their top six scores which remained unchallenged.

They finished two points ahead of silver medallists Norfolk.

Nick Rose and Marvin Houghton jointly led the honours for Lincs, each with 293 ex 300, followed by Jan Powell (292), Cliff Elsam (291), Dave Toombs and Alison Dupree (287 each).

In the veterans' section, Lincs again struck gold. Ray Curry (294) and Brian Drewery (288) achieved the two top scores which counted. Their winning aggregate of 582 beat a 578 from Cambridgeshire.

The Lincs junior team of Jack Wilkinson (288) and Billy Caton (288) completed the hat-trick on 570, beating second-placed Notts by five points.

Lincolnshire ladies took the silver medal finishing second to Leicestershire who were 11 points ahead.

Ron Sivill was on fine form at the Fenclay Club, missing only one of the 32 sporting targets over a four-stand layout. Second and third places were claimed by Barry White (29) and Clyde Burrows (26).

The first stand featured a skeet type layout, while stand two was a simultaneous pair of high clays. Next came a pair of crossers from left and right, then finally a low away and a high incoming clay. The next shoot is on September 27.

Grimsby's Dave Whyte took three first prizes after scoring full houses in the latest competitions at Orston Shooting Ground.

He won the down-the-line outright on the only perfect 25-75 of the day, and again cleared the decks in 25 skeet, before winning a tie-breaker against Martin Doughty.

Whyte's other success was on the compact sporting pool. He again cleared the decks and split the award with John Lee who also had a maximum score.

Lee shared High Gun in the main 100 sporting on 92 with Dave Carrie (Yorkshire). They finished two points clear of Lincs junior shooter Ross Ingamells who headed Class A.

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