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Shooting: All-conquering day for Mihailovits

Junior Joe Faragher claims B Class

Twenty-two competitors took part in the second round of the Colin Bowen Memorial English skeet league was held at Meary Veg Santon in near ideal conditions.

It had the added incentive of the delayed Easter cups up for grabs.

The leader after the first round was Paul Mihailovits with a 25 straight, in equal second place on 24 were Stan Cross, Rachael Bowen Matthews, James Simpson and junior Joe Faragher.

Mihailovits showed no let-up in the second round, hitting another straight to take the highgun cup and A Class with a perfect 50 straight, in second place in A on 49 was James Simpson with a three way-tie for third place between Stan Cross, Rachael Bowen Matthews and Dave Corlett.

In B Class, Junior Joe Faragher took first place with 48 followed by Peter Fabrizio and Peter Kelly in equal second place on 46.

Steven Rand was the winner of C Class on 45 with Richie Radcliffe in second place on 40 and taking third place in C class with 39 points was Nicky Barnett.

In the handicap section for the George Costain Handicap Cup, Steven Rand was the winner with 58 points, one ahead of junior Joe Faragher on 57 and in equal third place on 54 were junior Zac Bellhouse and Nicky Barnett.

Fifteen shooters carried on for a 100 targets, which also doubled up as a team event for the Colin Bowen Team Cup.

Third place in the Team Cup at the half way stage were Stan Cross and Steven Rand on 92 with James Simpson and Arthur Hayes second on 94 but the leaders were Paul Mihailovits and Peter Fabrizio on 96. After the final round Dave Corlett and Giulio Fabrizio finished in third place on 183, one behind Madeleine Simpson and Michael Cross in second place on 184. However, the winners with a fine 190 were Peter Fabrizio and Paul Mihailovits.
To make it an all-conquering day for Paul Mihailovits, he took the honours in the 100 League with a well shot 99 with the Cross boys Stan and Michael coming in second and third with Stan beating Michael for second place by one on 96 to Michaels 95.

50 League -A Class

1st P Mihailovits 50, 2nd J Simpson 49, 3rd R B Matthews, S Cross, D Corlett 47

B Class

1st J Faragher jnr 48, 2nd P Kelly, P Fabrizio 46

C Class

1st S Rand 45, 2nd R Radcliffe, 3rd N Barnett ldy 39.

Handicap Cup

1st S Rand 45+13=58

100 League

1st P Mihailovits 99, 2nd S Cross 96, 3rd M Cross jnr 95, 4th A Hayes 94, 5th R B Matthews 93, 6th G Fabrizio, J Faragher jnr 92.
This Sunday is the Meary Veg Pro Sporting GP over 100 targets sponsored by Nicky & Mark Barnett then on Monday, 5 July is the Cross Doubles sponsored by The Cross family.

Duty officers this week are N Barnett and D Corlett.

Report by Peter Kelly. 

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