Cross Skeet Doubles
The Cross Doubles Championship kindly sponsored once again by the Cross family was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 18 competitors taking part in windy but sunny dry conditions.
At the half way stage we had a tie for first place between Paul Mihailovits and Michael Cross on 50 points with junior Zac Bellhouse and veterans Dave Corlett and Peter Kelly tying for third place on 47, followed by Giulio Fabrizio in sixth place on 46. The leading lady was Rachael Bowen Matthews on 41.
After the second fifty Rachel Bowen Matthews was the leading lady with 83 points and Zac Bellhouse was the leading junior on 84 points with Joe Faragher in second place on 73. The leading veteran was Paul Mihailovits with 95 points.
We had a tie for third place overall between Stan Cross,Dave Corlett and Jeff Corkill on 88 points but we had a tie for first place between the half way leaders Michael Cross and Paul Mihailovits on 95, so a shoot off was required to find a winner.
The shoot off consisted of two pairs on stand four shooting high house first then low house first. They both hit all four targets in the the first round of four but ten in the second four Paul missed the low target on the second pair which opened the door for Michael which he duly took hitting all four targets to claim the championship by one point – well done Michael.
In the team event Will Rand & Dave Corlett and Giulio Fabrizio & Peter Kelly were in equal third place on 173 Paul Mihailovits & John Moore were second on 176 with Stan and Michael Cross taking the team prize with 183 points.
- M Cross (24, 26, 22, 23 = 95 + 8)
- P Mihailovits (25, 25, 24, 21 = 95 + 7)
- D Corlett (23, 24, 19, 22 = 88)
- J Corkill (23, 22, 19, 24 = 88)
- S Cross (20, 23, 23, 22 = 88)
- R Bowen Matthews (18, 23, 22, 20 = 83)
- I Stockil (23, 16, 19, 17 = 75)
- M Simpson (17, 19, 12, 14 = 62)
- Z Bellhouse (24, 23, 19, 18 = 84)
- J Faragher (20, 19, 14, 20 = 73)