Record breakers

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Afterwards a delighted captain, Bruce Horwood, said: ‘It was a fantastic result and an impressive all-round team effort.

We kept our focus throughout and shot quickly and freely to wrap up the match with an excellent, yet narrow, 5-point cushion.

‘The standard of the day’s shooting was world class.

British Universities, who were also competing, shot a score that would probably have beaten the GB senior team and we bettered that with one of the highest team scores in the world this year.’ Shooting at distances of 300, 500 and 600 yards, the JRA’s score included 150 V-bulls as they smashed their previous record, set earlier this year, by three points.

The Jersey score included a perfect 400 out of 400 at the 300 yard distance.

It is believed that no other national team has ever bettered Jersey’s overall score at 300yd.

Also taking part were a team made up mainly of Devonian marksmen.

Scorers and officials (ex 1200): Jersey: 1,193 (150 V-bulls) (5 points short of the world record).

Captain, Bruce Horwood; adjutant, Syd Payn; coaches, Bruce Horwood/ Chris Cotillard; assistant coach: Alex Langley.

Debbie Thompson 150.20 (ex.

150.30); Wally Langley 150.20; Daniel Richardson 149.23; Richard Benest 149.23; Graeme Harris 149.20; Mary Norman 149.16; Cliff Mallett 149.14; John Norman 148.14.

Other totals: BUSA: 1,188 (169 V-bulls), top score, Ed Welford 150.21.

LMRA: 1,161 (114 V-bulls), top score Dick Winney 147.16.

Four & Fours: 1,159 (116 V-bulls), top score Peter Chance 149.18.

Jersey’s Debbie Thompson and Wally Langley both shot 150 out of 150.

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