Double victory for Cambridge shooters

The Cambridge team that took on Taranaki, from left, Brad Pierce, Abby Pierce, Mark Lane, Nathan Allison, Liam McDonald, Sharonn Pirie and Samuel Wilde.

Shooters from the Cambridge Small Bore Rifle Target Shooting Club have enjoyed two massive wins recently.

Some of the club members were selected to represent the Waikato in an open competition against Taranaki on August 25 – including B grade shooters Liam McDonald, Brad Pierce and Mark Lane, C grade shooters Samuel Wilde and Ethan Thompson, and D grade shooters Abby Pierce, Sharonn Pirie and Nathan Allison.

Their opponents were one competitor down, so Mark Lane opted to shoot for the Taranaki team and wound up on the mostly-losing side as Waikato won the Master, A, B and D divisions but lost the C grade to Taranaki by two points.

Waikato took home the winning trophy in what was a very successful competition for the team.

The following Thursday, last week, more Cambridge shooters represented the Waikato, this time at the National Districts competition, having shot their way through a successful season to reach the final against Manawatu – their arch rivals.

The Cambridge shooters included club president Glen Brownlee, Mark Land, Brad Pierce, Fiona Spence, and junior shooters Liam McDonald and Samuel Wilde.

Liam shot a 99.6 and 96.4, while Julian Crab, a Tauranga shooter competing through the Cambridge range, shot a 99.8 and 100.8 to earn the team a bonus point.

The team’s excellent performance secured a comprehensive 15 – 1 win against Manawatu.

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