CUSBC Shoot Down Oxford Riflemen

Jo Harris 1 March 2008

Cambridge University Small-Bore Club triumphed over Oxford University Rifle Club in the annual .22 rifle Varsity matches last weekend. Each team member shoots two 10-bull cards for a total score out of 200. The 1st VIII won the Heslop with 1547/1600; no higher score has been recorded. Seven of the eight firers achieved half-blue scores of over 190. Gaz Morris top-scored with 198/200. The ladies IV beat OURC 748 to 582 (/800) in the Bentata.

Holly Foster gained a half-blue with her score of 191. A second VIII shot in the Kensington match, of which five shooters would have received half-blue scores had they been in the Heslop. The Kensington team not only won their match, but also beat the OURC Heslop team’s 1505 with a score of 1512/1600. However, the Lerman IV were defeated 886-866 in the hard-contested 3-position match. Peter Brett top-scored with 247. Overall, Cambridge won 3 out of 4 in a successful end to the small-bore season; a promising precursor to this summer’s full-bore.

Jo Harris