Shooting Team Success

For the second year running, the College full-bore shooting team was triumphant in the first school match of the season at Bisley – The Malvern Cup – on Saturday 16th April. 

Shooting at 300 yards, and then again at 600 yards, in bitterly cold wind, two competitions were held, one for a team of three Old Marlburians and three current pupils, and one for a team of six current pupils.

In the pupil competition, Marlborough’s team of George Holland (CO U6), Tom Cayford (LI U6), Charlie Depla (CO U6), Erik Dell (CO L6), Sonya Vakhonina (LI L6) and Harry Pantin (TU Hu) scored an impressive 552 (out of 600) with 40 V bulls to beat teams from Wellington, Epsom, Greshams and Cheltenham by a considerable margin. Pantin top-scored for the college with 94 and 6 V bulls.

In the mixed competition, Schuyler Neuhauser (B1 U6), Oskar Money-Kyrle (C3 L6) and Tom Elvin (BH Hu) shot alongside Sandy Gill (BH 1996-2000), Charles Brooks (PR 1969-74) and Jim Spender (C2 1987-92), scoring 562 with 47 V bulls, but were unlucky to come fourth in a very close competition. They did, however, manage to beat Wellington’s B team, who were perhaps brought down from within by Mr Finn unexpectedly being called upon to shoot for his alma mater! Elvin top scored for the College with 94 and 8 V bulls, but was rather outshone by a brilliant performance from OM Sandy Gill with 99 and 14 V bulls.

Peter Finn
Master in Charge, Shooting

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