Bideford Rifle Club’s B team remain top of Division 10 in the National 50 metres League after another fine win in Round 5, beating Down Hatherley by 28 points.

Top score again came from John Hutchings with 388 out of a possible 400.

The A and C teams, however, lost their matches and now lie in fifth and fourth places in Divisions 3 and 16 respectively.

Top scorer for the A team was Martin Morgan with 389 and Ann Travis had a maximum 100 on one of her four targets. Linda Prior and Seth Taylor both scored 372 for the C team.

Bideford A 1923 lost to Appleton C 1942; Bideford B 1910 beat Down Hatherley 1882; Bideford C 1811 lost to Budleigh Farm C 1886.

Mixed results

Round seven of the Polar Bear League brought mixed results and some changes in divisional placings.

After a good run in the first six rounds both Simon Dafforn and George Turnbull lost their matches and slipped from top places in Divisions 8 and 21.

Husband and wife Adie and Sarah Pile, however, stay at the top of Divisions 5 and 22 respectively after further wins. There were also wins for Keith Travis and Rowena Turnbull, while Steve Morgan and Linda Prior were both held to draws.

Bideford A and C teams both won their matches. This puts the A team in second place in Division 2 and the B team third in Division 5.

Bideford A 572 beat Isle of Man 569; Bideford B 555 lost to East Grinstead B 563; Bideford C 543 beat Maidstone HG 514; Bideford D 542 lost to Watten 557.

Other leagues

Exeter Summer League: Alex Raymont is second in Division 4 of the Sport Rifle League; Carrie Hoile is third in Division 14 of the Sport Rifle; Alex Lane leads Division 6 of the Air Pistol .

Hendon League: Alex Lane and is top of Division 2 of the 20-yard Air Pistol league; Neil Rudkin tops Division 5 of the Long Range Benchrest league and Keith Kersey is third in

Division 3; Alex Surgeon and James Quy are sixth and seventh in Division 3 of the 20-yard Air Rifle Benchrest.

Cumbria Leagues: Neil Rudkin is second in Division 8 of the Benchrest; Carrie Hoile is fourth in Division 16 of the Sport Rifle; Sarah Pile easily tops Division 11 in the Long Range prone league.

A dozen Bideford Rifle Club members travelled to Long Ashton, near Bristol, at the weekend to take part in an open 50-metres meeting.

George Turnbull came home with his first trophy, winning the juniors event on his first outing.

There were no other first placings for the club, but Naomi Ayre came second in D Class, Alex Raymont third in C Class and Yvonne Hoile third in B Class.