Summer Leagues Continue in Fine Weather

Down the Line

The third round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg Santon with twenty competitors taking part in near ideal conditions.

The joint leaders after the first round were A class shooters Mike Walker and Mark Riley with perfect 25/75 rounds in equal third place were John Moore and junior Arran Wade also with 25 straights but for 73 points, another junior Joe Faragher also had a straight but for 72 points. The leading B class shooter was Calum Craine with 72 points . The leading C class shooter was lady shooter Allana Wade with 62 points.

After the second round Allana Wade finished in third place in C class with 120 points with Rob Marshall taking second place on 125 but taking C class with 128 points mainly thanks to a second round of 24/71 was Mark Sweetman. In equal second place in B class were Dave Corlett and Stan Cross with 134 points but winning B class with 140 points was Calum Craine. We also had a tie for second place in a class between Alan Wade and junior Joe Faragher with 145 points but winning a class and overall high gun was Mark Riley with 147 points.


Class A

  1. M Riley (50 / 147)
  2. J Faragher (50 / 145)
  3. A Wade (49 / 145)

Class B

  1. C Craine (48 / 140)
  2. S Cross (46 / 134)
  3. D Corlett (46 / 134)

Class C

  1. M Sweetman (43 / 128)
  2. R Marshall (43 / 125)
  3. A Wade (L) (41 / 120)

Automatic Ball Trap

In the afternoon the third round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was held with the Faulkner highgun cup and the Kelly handicap cup up for grabs.

Mark Riley was the first round leader on 24 with Rob Watterson and Alan Wade in equal second place on 23. After the second round Mike Parr finished in third place on 45 with Alan Wade taking second place on 46 but piping them all with 47 points and winning the Faulkner cup was Rob Watterson. Winning the Kelly handicap cup with 54 points was Mike Parr.


Handicap Cup

  • M Parr (45 + 9 = 54)


  1. R Watterson (23, 24 = 47)
  2. A Wade (23, 23 = 46)
  3. M Parr (21, 24 = 45)

Olympic Skeet

Also in the afternoon the third round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic Skeet League was held with the Cannell Crossing cup up for grabs. The leader after the first round was Dave Corlett with a score of 23 in second place on 21 was David Clague with Jeff Corkill third on 19. After the second round Jeff Corkill finished in third place overall with 39 points, in second place with 42 points was Dave Corlett but top of the shop with 45 hitting 24 in his second round was Dave Clague who also won the Cannell Crossing cup .


  1. D Clague (21, 24 = 45)
  2. D Corlett (23, 19 = 42)
  3. J Corkill (19, 20 = 39)

On Saturday afternoon a Sport trap selection shoot was held for selection for next years Islands Games. Michael Cross,Neil Parsons and Marty Kneen finished in equal first place with 79 points, Ben Richards was forth on 76 with Jack Kneen and Mark Riley in equal fifth place on 75. Many thanks to Stan and Brian for setting up the four layouts with some very interesting targets.

M Sweetman, D Corlett, A Wade, S Cross, M Riley, R Marshall, J Faragher, C Craine, A Wade

Moore and Wade in DTL Shoot-off

DTL Round Two

The second round of the Tower Insurance DTL league was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 20 competitors taking part in dry calm but cool conditions. It also included the IOM Goats highgun cup and the Jack Harrison handicap cup.

The leader after the first round was ever green John Moore with a perfect 25/75, in equal second place also with straights but with one second barrel kill were Mark Riley, Alan Wade and junior Arran Wade. The leading B class shooter was Dave Corlett with Will Rand leading C class with 66 points.

After the second round Mark Sweetman was third in C class with 120 points with Rob Marshall taking second place on 132 but taking C class with 135 was the first round leader Will Rand. We had a tie for second place in B class between Rob Corlett and Stan Cross on 135, Rob had a perfect 25/75 in his round, but pipping them by one point and taking B class was Calum Craine with 136 points.

In A class Phil Ward finished in third place on 144 but we had a tie for first place between John Moore and Alan Wade and because there was a cup on it a shoot off was required. In the shoot off Alan missed his first target but that was all and finished on 72 points while John also missed a target but had two second barrel kills for 70 points so Alan was the winner of the IOM Goats Highgun Cup. In the handicap section Rob Marshall was third on 160 with Will Rand taking second place on 162 but the winner with 175 points was Mark Sweetman.


IOM Goats High Gun

  1. A Wade (148 + 72 = 220)
  2. J Moore (148 + 70 = 218)

Class A

  1. A Wade (74, 74 = 148)
  2. J Moore (75, 73 = 148)
  3. P Ward (70, 74 = 144)


  • M Sweetman (120 + 57 = 177)

Class B

  1. C Caine (67, 69 = 136)
  2. S Cross (63, 72 = 135)
  3. R Corlett (60, 75 = 135)

Class C

  1. W Rand (66, 69 = 135)
  2. R Marshall (66, 66 = 132)
  3. M Sweetman (66, 54 = 120)
J Moore, S Cross, A Wade, C Craine, R Corlett, P Ward, M Sweetman, R Marshall

ATB Round Two

In the afternoon the second round of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league was held and leading after the first round was the man in form Alan Wade along with Rob Watterson who both shot  25 straights, in third place on 23 was Mark Riley With the light getting duller the scores were not as high in the second round but Alan Wade defied that and scored 24 to finish in first place on 49, Mark Riley finished in second place on 47 with Rob Watterson taking third place on 46. The handicap winner with 49 points was Phil Ward.



  1. A Wade (25, 24 = 49)
  2. M Riley (23, 24 = 47)
  3. R Watterson (25, 21 = 46)


  1. P Ward (42 + 7 = 49)

Olympic Skeet Round Two

The second round of the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league was also held and the winner was Stan Cross with 47 points in second place on 46 was James Bradley with Giulio Fabrizio taking third place on 41.


  1. S Cross (24, 23 = 47)
  2. J Bradley (22, 24 = 46)
  3. G Fabrizio (23, 18 = 41)
  4. M Barnett (23, 16 = 39)

Windy Start to Summer Leagues

DTL Round One

The first round of the Tower insurance DTL summer league was held at Meary Veg, Santon, with 21 competitors taking part in very windy but dry conditions.

The leader after the first round was B class shooter Calum Craine with the only 25 straight of the round scoring 74 points beating his dad Steven Caine by three points who was the leading A class shooter in second place on 71 points. In equal third overall were Arthur Hayes, junior Arran Wade and leading C class shooter Michael Cross on 70.

After the second round we had a three way tie for first place in A class between Steven Craine, Mike Parr and Arran Wade all on 138 points. Calum Craine claimed B class with 137 points with Rob Corlett second on 136 and dad David third on 133. In C class Mark Sweetman finished in third place on 116 points, in second place on 131 was Rob Marshall but beating them all and claiming overall high gun was Michel Cross with 143 points who shot the only 25 straight in the second round – well done Mike!


Class A

  1. S Craine (47 / 138)
  2. M Parr (48 / 138)
  3. Arr Wade (J) (47 / 138)

Class B

  1. C Craine (47 / 137)
  2. R Corlett (46 / 136)
  3. D Corlett (47 / 133)

Class C

  1. M Cross (49 / 143)
  2. R Marshall (45 / 131)
  3. M Sweetman (41 / 116)

ABT Round One

In the afternoon the first rounds of the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT and the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet leagues were held. Robert Watterson was the winner in the Sadler Agricultural Supplies ABT league scoring 45 with Alan Wade second on 44 and Mark Riley third on 41. Junior Arran Wade was the handicap winner with 45 points



  1. R Watterson (23, 22 = 45)
  2. A Wade (20, 24 = 44)
  3. M Riley (21, 20 = 41)


  • Arr Wade (J) (37 + 8 = 45)

Olympic Skeet Round One

In the Manx Petroleum’s Olympic skeet league James Bradley was the winner with 46 points with Stan Cross second on 39 and taking third place with 38 points was Jeff Corkill. David Clague was the handicap winner with 49 points.



  1. J Bradley (22, 24 = 46)
  2. S Cross (20, 19 = 39)
  3. J Corkill (19, 19 = 38)


  • D Clague (37 + 12 = 49)
R Marshall, S Craine, M Sweetman, M Cross, R Corlett, A Wade, D Corlett, C Craine, M Parr

Cross Retains All-Round Cup

Winter 2021 Finishes in Style

Twenty-two competitors took part in the Isle of Man Clay Pigeon Shooting Club’s annual Winter All-Rounder at Meary Veg, Santon, shooting three rounds in windy and increasingly wet conditions. 75 points were available during each round, with a hit scoring 3 points across all disciplines and a second-barrel hit scoring two points in Down the Line (DTL).

The combination of horizontal rain and unpredictable gusts of wind proved no match for class B shooter Micheal Cross, who only missed a single target on pad 4 in the opening round of English Skeet for an impressive score of 72. The same pad also proved tricky for Stan Cross, who dropped two targets and finished three points behind his son with 69. Continuing the trend of narrow margins were Neil Parsons, Will Rand and Mark Barnett, each bagging 22 targets and 66 points.

With two ranges at our disposal we were able to split the five squads between English Skeet and Down the Line, where the wind and rain continued to provide some interesting targets. None of this mattered to class B shooter Ted Davis, who missed just one target and hit the rest with his first barrel, setting the bar at 72 points. Standing firm in joint second place were Dave Corlett and Mark Riley, both class A competitors with 68 points a piece, followed by Neil Parsons, Will Rand, and Brian Faragher – all on 67 points.

To keep the adrenaline building we reorganised all 22 competitors into four squads based on their scores so far, before embarking on the final challenge of the day, a very wet and windy round of Pro Sporting. Once again Ted Davis put in a great performance, letting just a single target get away during the instant pairs for an impressive 72 points. Never far behind with 69 points each were Neil Parsons and Micheal Cross, both of whom shot well but succumbed to the Curse of the Rabbit – a fast and well camouflaged target making a bee-line for its burrow. Stan Cross was once again just one target behind his boy, sharing third place with Rob Corlett on 66 points.

At the end of three rounds and with 225 points to play for, our Winter All-Round cup goes to Micheal Cross for the second year running with 207 points. A Class was won by Neil Parsons with 202, followed by Dave Corlett on 191 and Stevie Craine on 179. Ted Davies and Stan Cross topped B Class with 201 points each, and Will Rand claimed third place with 193. Class C was won by Alan Wright on 139, with Allana Wade and Brian Kelly in joint second with 137.

The Club All-Rounder marks the end of our winter season, and once again we’ve seen some fierce competition, great sportsmanship, and above all some very challenging weather! Our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for making these leagues possible; Cu-Plas Callow for DTL, Utopia Hair Salon for English Skeet, and Brian, Stan, Will and Peter for Pro Sporting. Full results are available on our website – now onwards to Summer 2022!


High Gun

  • M Cross (207) 🏆

A Class

  1. N Parsons (202)
  2. D Corlett (191)
  3. S Craine (179)

B Class

  1. T Davis (201)
  2. S Cross (201)
  3. W Rand (193)

C Class

  1. A Wright (139)
  2. B Kelly (137)
  3. A Wade (L) (137)
2021 Winter All-Round Winners: A Wright, S Cross, N Parsons, M Cross, P Kelly, A Wade, W Rand, D Corlett, T Davis

End to Winter D(r)own The Line

Fourth League Shoot goes with a Splash

Twenty intrepid competitors took part in the fourth and final round of the Cu Plas Callow Winter DTL League at Meary Veg, Santon, in conditions perhaps best described as ‘moist and challenging’.

Aaron Wade junior blazed a trail for A Class with a perfect 25 / 75 during the first round, closely followed by Mark Riley with 25 / 73 and Alan Wade senior with 25 / 71. Class B shooter Rob Corlett also bagged 25 / 71 followed by junior Joe Faragher on 23 / 68 and another Corlett – this time Daddy Dave – with 22 / 65. Class C was led by Mark Barnett with 22 / 66 followed by junior David Cowin on 21 / 62 and Allana Wade with a tidy 22 / 60.

The deluge continued well into round two but that didn’t stop Alan Wade putting in another 25 / 74, with Mike Walker in hot pursuit on 25 / 73 and Peter Kelly completing the Class A trio on 24 / 71. Peter Lowe and Stan Cross improved on their first round of 22 hits with 24 / 72 and 24 / 71 respectively, with Dave Corlett scoring 23 / 68 to round off Class B. Meanwhile in C Class junior shooter David Cowin stayed strong with another 21 / 63 while Mark Barnett was out to sea on 20 / 58, and Allana Wade reeled in 16 / 40 at the end of a very wet and challenging day.


Class A

  1. A Wade (71, 74 = 145)
  2. Arr Wade (J) (75, 68, 143)
  3. M Riley (73, 69 = 142)

Class B

  1. R Corlett (71, 66 = 137)
  2. P Lowe (64, 72 = 136)
  3. S Cross (64, 71 = 135)

Class C

  1. D Cowin (J) (62, 63 = 125)
  2. M Barnett (66, 58 = 124)
  3. All Wade (L) (60, 40 = 100)

This coming Sunday it’s our Winter Club All-Rounder, the final event of the season, and we’ll be holding a short presentation for league trophies afterwards. Duty officers this Wednesday are Pietro Fabrizio and Brian Faragher, with Dave Corlett and Mark Barnett in charge on Saturday.

S Cross, P Lowe, M Riley, A Wade, All Wade (L), Arr Wade (J), R Corlett, M Barnett, J Faragher, D Cowin (J)