London vs. Surrey, British Universities and the Army, 2nd April 2006

London vs. Surrey, British Universities and the Army, 2nd April 2006

Coach Firer 300 x 600 x 900 x 1000 x Total
Cudby John Halahan 47 4 46 2 46 3 39 1 178 10
Cudby Mike Eustace 48 2 47 3 47 4 47 2 189 11
Cudby John Saunders 47 2 48 3 42 2 44 2 181 9
Cudby Guy van Koetsveld 48 4 45 1 48 5 44 1 185 11
Cudby Hugh Riley 47 7 44 1 45 3 44 1 180 12
Cudby Graham Atkinson 48 7 46 3 49 3 44 5 187 18
Brasier/O’Leary Nigel Cole-Hawkins 48 4 45 3 46 2 37 2 176 11
Brasier Gabrielle O’Leary 49 6 46 3 45 3 40 2 180 14
Brasier Richard Hebblethwaite 49 5 46 4 50 7 42 3 187 19
O’Leary/Brasier Matt Charlton 48 5 46 4 46 5 44 5 184 19
O’Leary Sandy Gill 48 6 49 4 45 2 44 2 186 14
O’Leary Nick Brasier 50 6 45 2 50 6 47 5 192 19
Team of XII 577 58 553 33 559 45 516 31 2205 167
“Nominated” VIII 388 41 370 24 380 35 352 25
Captain Coaches Result
Matt Charlton Nick Brasier 2nd
Adjutant Brian Cudby Nominated VIII scores to count
Gabrielle O’Leary
Place Team Score
1st Surrey 1508 135
2nd County of London 1490 125
3rd British Universities 1490 110
4th Army 1479 135

Captain’s Report

We had more strength of numbers on the day than the Surrey RA’s 8, though rather fewer than the Army’s 17!

For us, this was the first match of the season and, to a certain extent, it showed. The conditions were challenging at times with a chilly wind, though perhaps not as difficult as we made them seem at short range. 600 yards in particular was weak, although it has to be said that we were not alone in that.

Nick Brasier and Gabrielle O’Leary took the opportunity to show us their stuff as wind coaches while I had the pleasure of merely shooting. The coaches acquitted themselves well, and I learned once more how nice and relaxing a day one can have as a firer rather than a coach (even if the hailstorm came during my 1000x shoot)!

We eked out a few points from the Army at each range and likewise BUSA, although the latter came back at 1000 yards and nearly overtook us. The Surrey took a few points off us at each range to win by 1508 to our and the British Universities’ 1490 (we had 15 more Vs) and the Army’s 1479. We had four misses at long range, which weren’t exactly helpful. However, I think this was very much a case of early season rust; we’ll need to be full on the ball from the Purples Match onwards.

Well done to Nick Brasier on the team’s top score with 192.19, coached by Gabrielle O’Leary. Overall result on the teams of 8 necessitated by the day’s turn-out:

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