Hot shots on target to win trophies

Jonathan Burton recieves his prize from president Shirley Sanderson
Jonathan Burton recieves his prize from president Shirley Sanderson

Hots shots from Market Rasen Small Bore Rifle club targeted awards at the groups annual dinner held at The Barn in Tealby recently.

And there was cause for celebration as several of the current members were rewarded for becoming county champions.

Jonathan Burton, winner of the winter sporting rifle competition, not satisfied with one title, added the second by winning the summer league as well.

Just to show the depth of shooting that exists in the club Bill Emms won division two and Rob Burns was winner of division five in the winter league.

In the summer league three members were runners up in three divisions, including one of the clubs junior members.

Both winter and summer short range league saw the Market Rasen team of Luke Wilkinson, Bill Emms Tom Murtagh and Geoff White run out as winners.

Market Rasen Rifle Club has been present in Market Rasen since 1906, formed from the Rifle volunteers and the club has had a long interesting history including holding competitions on Rifle Field in Rasen, which was attended by more than 500 people, shooting from 50 firing points.

Internal club competition winners were: Best Prone shot - Bill Emms, Best light weight sporting rifle - Jonathan Burton, Best Junior - Callam Murtagh, Best junior lightweight sporting rifle - Harry West, Most improved Sporting rifle - Rob Burns, Most improved Prone - Luke Richardson.

The trophies were presented by Shirley Sanderson president of the club.