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Riffle Shooting - Brown posts the only full house of the week

Wed, 06 Nov 2013

IoMSC Douglas appear to be having somewhat of a renaissance in local shooting circles and this week claim the highest Division 1 score of the week with 489, an identical score to their last match which followed an excellent score of 494 in their first match of the season. This week, the visitors were a diminished Kirk Michael team which included a very tired Tom Lord who arrived directly from the airport having just returned from holiday in Madeira. Junior shooter Illiam Christian, claimed top shot for Kirk Michael with a 97 with their two ladies Suzanne McKnight and Perryn Callister, just a single point behind on 96. IoMSC Douglas claimed all three Divisions with a surprised but delighted Nick Brown leading the team on 100 and Mike Duncalf on 98. Brown is unable to remember when he last shot a maximum it is so long ago! The Douglas team are another club who are trying to introduce youth into their team with Sam Jones and Josh McLoughlin both shooting in their first match – well done to both.

Nineteen Port St Mary shooters contested their home match against Sulby and it is terrific to note that the fifteen who contested the three Divisions for the home team all scored in excess of 90 - quite an achievement. ‘Port have an exceptional situation with no less than eight junior shooters competing in the league weekly and several producing results envied by many of the other local club members. The work undertaken by Derek Kermode, Peter Lewis and Gary Knight is beginning to create a great future for the Southern Club. Top score for Port St Mary came from Paul Clague, once again hitting a 99, closely followed by Gary Knight, Harry Harrison and Ashley Gardner on 97 and junior Callum Grant making up the 5 man Division 1 team with a 96. ‘Port were successful in all three Divisions. Sulby appeared to be a little below par with Barry Jones hitting 97 with Will Quayle and Julian Teare both just a single point behind on 96.

Castletown travelled north to Sulby Cossacks and came away victors in all three Divisions with Nigel Christian and Robin McFee top scorers posting 97 for the visitors. Nigel must be getting a little frustrated as he has seemingly hit a plateau with 97 appearing to be his regular weekly score as all three matches to date, have resulted in this identical result. Unusually low scores for the Cossacks had Jonathon Webb (J) heading the field with Jess Clague and Fergus Coulter (J) both on 96.  

A little depleted IoMSC Sandsiders team travelled to the Glen Gardens, Laxey for their match where a close encounter was expected. The home team claimed all three Divisions but high scores in the Divisions were not on the agenda. Harry Creevy and John Wood topped the Laxey score board both posting 98’s. Richard Arthur was top shot for the visitors with 99 and Marion Jones slightly behind on 98. 

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