CRAIG Attwood of the North Devon Scout and Braunton Rifle Clubs took the first National Junior title for sporter air rifle at the British Championships at Bisley . Craig, 15, a member of the GB junior squad, set a new national record 20 points ahead of t
CRAIG Attwood of the North Devon Scout and Braunton Rifle Clubs took the first National Junior title for sporter air rifle at the British Championships at Bisley . Craig, 15, a member of the GB junior squad, set a new national record 20 points ahead of the rest of the field. Sister Kirstie-Anne,17, took fourth place, despite having technical problems with her borrowed rifle. Congratulations also to Luke Smith, who has been selected for the National Scout Rifle Squad the first step on the ladder to the national squad. Costly defeats for BidefordFIVE wins out of eight was the tally for Bideford Rifle Club in their latest round of winter league matches - but the defeats may cost them dear.The A and B teams were both winners in the Devon Winter League, but defeat for the C team sees them slip from second spot in their division.In the North Devon League there were wins for the A and C teams, but with one card disqualified the B team now stand little chance of regaining the lead in their division.Both Bideford teams lost in the National Short Range League, but the B team stay top of their division and the A team remain third in theirs. In the individual competitions Martin Morgan goes top of the North Devon table and Ann Travis is top of the ladies. Ross Prior retains his lead in the Devon Junior Championship.Devon Winter League: Bideford A 493 (A Darch 100), Pinhoe A 485; Bideford B 486 (M Thomson 100), Exeter School A 485; Bideford C 451, Sidbury B 457.North Devon League: Bideford A 392 (M Morgan 100), Bogey 391.9; Bideford B 284 (one card disqualified), Okehampton B 379; Bideford C 371, Bogey 361.3.National Short Range League: Bideford A 477, Cardiff A 486; Bideford B 462, Kynoch B 475.