Successful shooters at Cheddar club

PUBLISHED: 09:19 06 May 2011 | UPDATED: 09:19 06 May 2011

Shooting target.

Shooting target.

Archant

Cheddar Rifle Club enjoyed a successful winter season, winning many titles and trophies.

CHEDDAR Rifle Club’s Somerset A team finished first in Division 1, with Mike Griffin having the top average of 98.222. The B team won Division 2.

In knockout matches, Cheddar beat Williton to win the Davey Cup and was runner-up to Minehead in the Mullings Cup.

At the county open shoot at 50m and 100 yards at Long Ashton, Keith Thickett was second in the top class and won the Philip Mitchell Memorial Trophy for being the leading Somerset competitor.

In the Bristol and District League, the A team were second in Division 2, with Dave Oatley finishing second in the averages with 96.5. The B team were sixth in Division 3.

There was success in the Shoulder to Shoulder League with the A team winning Division 1 and there was a top average of 97.583 for Keith Thickett. The B team were second in Division 2 with Oatley second in the averages with 96.08.

In the Bristol and District Cup, Mike Griffin was third in the Horace Walker Cup and second in the Les Parsons Cup. Ruth Bell was second in the ladies’ and Thickett first in the Godfrey Watson and John Ham second in the veterans’.

In the Ulster Counties, Trevor Paisey was first and Ruth Bell second in Division 4. Simon Ellis was second in Division 5.

In the Okehampton Open, seven members competed at 25 yards and 25m. Honours went to Mike Griffin, who won the SW Championship.

Cheddar Valley Rifle Club is an established and fully approved .22 calibre target rifle shooting club with its own 25 yard indoor range in the village. The club is open Tuesday to Thursday from 7.30-11pm.

For more information about the club and details of membership criteria, please contact the secretary on 01934 518098.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 16:00

A Cheddar school has been praised for its ‘shared vision for care and inclusion’ by an education watchdog.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

Two of the West Country’s top performing choral groups will bring their melodic tunes to Weston this Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Parking in Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar will be free on the two Saturdays before Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

A Somerset village has been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds to create a community hub after enduring months of problems.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A plan to build futuristic magnet train between Weston and Bristol has been proposed to avoid the creation of a ‘dormitory town the size of Wells’.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50

A blue plaque commemorating one of Weston’s most famous architects will be dedicated this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

More than 7,500 hoax calls were made to police and ambulance services in Somerset over the past three years.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Burnham’s Princess Theatre is set to get a makeover after the town council’s bid for a major Government grant was approved.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:06

A seven-year-old boy was rescued from the mud at Brean after he became stuck while out exploring with his family.

Read more
Brean
Yesterday, 08:00

Replacement play equipment at a Worle park will finally be installed next year.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists