Cheddar finish winter events on time

Cheddar Valley Rifle Club completed all its winter competitions on time.

DESPITE poor weather over the winter, Cheddar Valley Rifle Club managed to complete all the competitions on time, while other clubs in the county were not so lucky.

In the Somerset winter postal leagues, Cheddar fielded three teams and one team in Bristol and District, as well as three individuals.

In the Somerset leagues, all three Cheddar teams had to fight hard to maintain their reputation. In Division 1, the A team finished fifth, team B finished fourth in Division 2 and team C finished fifth in Division 5.

In the individual placings, Cheddar’s Mike Griffin finished as top scorer in Division 1, followed closely by Keith Thickett.


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The county cup competitions were equally challenging as Cheddar made it to the semi-finals of the Mullings Cup, first shot for in 1930, but lost to old rivals Williton by two points.

Unfortunately in the ladies’ Sally Lunn competition, Paula Marks and Pat Williams were drawn against each other in the semi-finals. Paula went through to the finals and was beaten by a Minehead shooter by the smallest of margins.

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In the shoulder to shoulder competitions, Cheddar A finished second in Division 1 and the B team ended up fourth in Division 2.

The summer season gets underway with a friendly shoot against Midsomer Norton at the Cheddar range and the county open shoot is programmed for April 27.

Cheddar Valley Rifle Club is an established and fully approved 0.22 calibre target rifle shooting club with their own 25 yard indoor range in the village. The club welcome new members and all equipment needed is provided by the club and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 7.30-10pm.

For more information about the club and details of membership criteria, please contact the secretary on 01934 522961.

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