THREE Bideford Rifle Club members were in the successful Devon team of 10 shooters who beat Cornwall comprehensively to retain the Kerslake Trophy. The match held at Moretonhampstead saw Ann Travis, Martin Morgan and Pete Thomson all score 587 out of a po
THREE Bideford Rifle Club members were in the successful Devon team of 10 shooters who beat Cornwall comprehensively to retain the Kerslake Trophy.The match held at Moretonhampstead saw Ann Travis, Martin Morgan and Pete Thomson all score 587 out of a possible 600 on their English match shoot. Their scores were the second highest in the Devon team and helped the county to a 61 point victory over Cornwall.Early results from the National Summer Leagues are also encouraging for the Bideford Club. From the first two rounds in the National 50-metres league, the two Bideford club teams recorded three wins and one narrow loss. They currently lie third and second in their respective divisions.In the Polar Bear League, the Bideford Club team remains unbeaten after three rounds. Ann Travis and Jon Morris also remain undefeated in the individual Polar Bear League.National 50-metres league: Round 1 - Bideford A 1940, Wimbledon Park 1922; Bideford B 1908, Heston and Hounslow 1866. Round 2 - Bideford A 1931, Staveley 1934; Bideford B 1893, Aldershot 1878.Polar Bear League (team): Round 1 - Bideford 582, Jersey Outdoor A 579. Round 2 - Bideford 569, Wimbledon Park 552. Round 3 - Bideford 580, Baildon 568.Polar Bear League (individual): Round 1 - Paul Batten 195, T Wellman 192; Keith Travis 193, C Rogers 173; Jon Morris 189, R Beer 185; Michael Coombs 147, P Toms 175. Round 2 - Paul Batten 193, A MacPartlane 193; Ann Travis 193, A Forrester 196; Keith Travis 191, D Plumb 176; Jon Morris 183, G Gilbert 189; Yvonne Hoile 180, Michael Coombs 180.Round 3 - Paul Batten 196, J Henderson 197; Ann Travis 195, G Bremner 185; Keith Travis 185, M Standage 186; Jon Morris 189, I Wright 179; Yvonne Hoile 176, M Headde 187; Michael Coombs 163, K Watts 174.