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Thorne is a hot-shot at Stony Castle
Published 19/05/14

SIX Old Oratorians and six current pupils made up two teams to shoot the Malvern Cup at the NRA Rifle Ranges in Bisley, shooting over 300 and 600 yards.

At 300 yards the conditions were poor with heavy rain and wind.

Oratory Scottish international Niall Duncan only dropped one point with Somerset Maitland and Cameron Gray shooting well.

When the team had to move back to the 600 yards line, the coaches were called for discussion. Conditions had closed in, with some thunder and lightning in the distance but both teams shot well in extreme conditions with targets often blurred by the storm, making Chris Mitchell’s 35 with seven V bulls a remarkable score. Duncan continued to shoot well, dropping only one point at 600 yards.

At the end of the match the Oratory took second and third in the team event, Maitland taking second individual and Gray third.

At the Clayton Challenge, again held at Bisley, the Oratory A team came third behind Wellington and Marlborough. Oratory B finished eighth out of the 13 competing teams.

There were mixed fortunes for the Oratory’s two teams at the 2&4 Division target rifle match at Stony Castle range.

At 300 yards the A team shot well with the B team not faring so well but recovering at 500 yards to finish third in the team match.

The A team’s score dropped off a little at 500 yards but they did well enough to win the competition by a 20-point lead.

In the individuals, in the U16s, Mat Robinson came third with Yew Wen Thorne winning.

Thorne has been selected to join the UK cadet rifle team to tour Jersey in August. In the Over 16s, Oratory captain Olli Ballsdon finished third while George Hooley took the honours, dropping just three points in the day.

The Oratory entered one team of eight, two pairs and four team members who shot concurrent with the eight in the London and Middlesex match at Bisley and took third place.

In the pairs Charlie Dart and Matthew Robinson came first. In the fours, Dart and Robinson were joined by Yew Wen Thorne and Tom Shaw as they also won their event.

At the Sawyer Cup competition at Bisley on Saturday the eight came fourth as did the pairs.

In the individuals, George Hooley came second and then teamed up with the Old Oratorians to finish third in the Berkshire Open.

Published 19/05/14

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