Match Report
Sherborne School 1st  vs  Parents v Boys
On: Sunday, 23 Jun 2019
Venue: at Home

Sherborne School, Parents’ and Sons’ Annual Clay Shooting Competition Trinity Term 2019

On the last Sunday of the Trinity term, a group of 34 boys and parents met at the AA Shooting School for the Seventh Annual Parents’ and Sons’ Clay Shooting Competition. Members of the Sherborne School squad were keen to show off their skills, and parents, as in previous years, were in high competitive spirit. It was also good to see previous supporters of the day joined by enthusiastic newcomers for the event.

With three trophies at stake (for highest scoring son, parent and pair), mild weather, and clays to powder, everyone was eager for the shooting to commence.

In the competition for the boys’ trophy, the leader board was headed up by the clay squad with the high gun title taken for the third year running by Cameron Cooper (L6d), paced by Nico Christensen (4f), Nick Stewart Smith (3b) and Percy Tylor(3g). Alex Dobson (3m), Jack Wells (U6e) and Hugo Hurrell (U6g) also proved to be proficient shots. Cameron Cooper was also the equal high gun of all participants with a score of 45 out of 50 sporting targets.

The parents’ trophy was won by Michael Tylor followed in tough competition by Charlie Wolseley Brinton (father to William (4g)) and Anthony Buxton (father to Oscar (L6a)) with strong performances from Jonathan Wood (father to Aidan (3e)) and Peter Wells. Michael Tylor was also equal high gun in the entire competition.

The highlight of the day was the parent and son competition which was won by the Tylor team, hotly pursued by the Wolseley Brinton and Wells teams. The Cooper, Buxton, Wood and Christensen teams also scored highly.

The prize-giving ceremony and lunch at The Saxon Inn, Child Okeford prompted much discussion about clays that had been hit (and missed!) and for everyone it was a tremendous day to end the year’s clay shooting.