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Corkill wins English skeet opener

Three-way tie for second place

Jeff Corkill won the opening round of the Cu Plas Callow English Skeet league as the winter shooting season began on Sunday.

He hit a straight in his second round to finish with 45 out of 50.

That was the highlight of a competition in which extremely windy and cold conditions made the targets, at times, more like sporting targets instead of skeet.

There was a three-way tie for second place between John Moore, junior Michael Cross and Chris Parker with 44 points.

Alan Wade also notched 45 points to emerge a clear winner in the B class from Giulio Fabrizio (39) and John Kneen (38).

Two junior shooters had a close encounter in C class.

In the second round, Arran Wade scored 20 to finish second on 39 but taking C class with 40 points was another junior, Ted Davis, with 40 points.

That was mainly thanks to a 23 in his second round but could have been even better if he had not missed his very last target.

Results:

Class A: 1, J. Corkill 45; equal 2, J. Moore, M. Cross, C Parker 44.

Class B: 1, A Wade 45;  2, G. Fabrizio 39; 3, J. Kneen 38.

Class C: 1, T. Davis 40; 2, A Wade 39.

There will be no shoot this weekend as it is Remembrance Sunday.

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