Inter-Livery Clay Shoot 2014

This year’s Inter-Livery Clay Shoot, held as usual at Holland & Holland’s shooting grounds at Northwood, was again blessed with good weather. The Gunmakers fielded eight teams and once again upheld the Company’s tradition of winning prizes.

The only mishap of the day occurred when the Clerk was hit on the forehead by a fragment of clay!

The results were as follows:

  • The Alan Ritson Cup for top Livery Team was won by Gunmakers ‘C’ with a score of 325
  • The Gunmakers’ Prize for Top Livery Gun went again to Ross Straker of the Grocers’ Company with a score of 77
  • The John Howard Cup for top Individual Livery Side by Side went to our Liveryman Mark O’Dowd with a score of 75
  • Top Livery Team Side by Side was won by Clothworkers ‘A’ with a score of  284. Gunmakers ‘A’ – the ‘Hammer Gun Team’, comprised of Liverymen Nigel Brown, Jason Abbott, John Farmer, and Derek Stimpson (Captain), came second with a score of 280
  • The Livery Team Highest Flush Prize was won by Clothworkers ‘A’ with a score of 73. Gunmakers ‘D’ came second with a score of 72.
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Winners of the Alan Ritson Cup, Gunmakers ‘C’ Team, comprising Past Master Russell Wilkin, Liverymen Chris Batha (Captain), Roger Hill, and Carl Langton, with Liveryman Mark O’Dowd, winner of the John Howard Cup

The overall ranking of the Gunmakers’ teams scores was

  • Overall 1st, ‘C’ with 325;
  • 4th, ‘D’ with 308;
  • Equal 10th, ‘A’ with 280;
  • Equal 14th, ‘E’ with 276;
  • Equal 18th, ‘H’ with 269;
  • Equal 21st, ‘B’ with 263;
  • Equal 28th, ‘F’ with 255;
  • Equal 29th, ‘G’ with 254.

As usual the proceedings were rounded off with a splendid ‘hog roast’ lunch and prizegiving.

All in all, another successful event and £1,000 raised for the Company’s Charitable Fund.

Our thanks go to Chris Parr and other members of the Environmental Cleaners’ Company for organising the day!

Next year the shoot will be held on Wednesday 20th May 2015