Pigeon fanciers face tough battle

THE local pigeon clubs had to battle a strong east wind from Newton Aycliffe last Saturday (April 30).

First two places in the strong Alford club went to Mr and Mrs Dave Evans who were so successful in last year’s North Road Championship Club young bird national.

Over at Candlesby there was a 1-2-3, for the second successive week, for A and R McIlwrick, while Mr and Mrs Paul Newbold won in the Skegness and Wainfleet club.

Results:

Swineshead (4-66): 1, 2 and 3 Mr and Mrs S Poulter 1494, 1470 and 1381 yards per minute, 4 and 5 Mr and Mrs T Welby 1370 and 1349, 6, 7 and 8 G Wheatman 1292, 1236 and 1223.

Boston Central ( 10-264): 1 Marek Kula 1464, 2, 3 and 4 Upsall and Frost 1451, 1444 and 1430, 5 A Kirkman 1413, 6 and 7 Tim Appleby 1412 and 1411, 8 Appleby and Dtr 1408, 9 Marek Kula 1405, 10 and 11 Upsall and Frost 1404.669 and 1404.232, 12 K Ward 1395.

Boston and District FC (10-287): 1, 2 and 3 D Peters and Son 1463, 1462 and 1454, 4 and 5 LR Manning 1447 and 1445, 6 Mr and Mrs R Skinner 1443, 7 J McFadyen 1425, 8, 9 and 10 D Brackenbury 1397, 1394.400 and 1394.114, 11 Mr and Mrs B Garnham 1389, 12 Hardy, Troops, Burt and Son 1377.

Horncastle (4-59): 1 and 2 R Hayes 1417 and 1410.3, 3 R Quibell 1410.1, 4 T and F Kennedy 1393, 5, 6 and 7 1391, 1390 and 1381, 8 and 9 R Quibell 1373 and 1369, 11 T and F Kennedy 1303, 12 G Cunningham 1296.

Candlesby (5-100): 1, 2 and 3 A and R McIlwrick 1451, 1372 and 1369, 4 Mr and Mrs P Newbold 1367, 5 P Whiting 1365, 6 Mr and Mrs Newbold 1361, 7 Jessica Newbold 1335, 8 K Scholz 1285.

Skegness and Wainfleet (3-68): 1 Mr and Mrs P Newbold 1361, 2 and 3 A and J Pinner 1336 and 1275, 4 and 5 Mr and Mrs Newbold 1272 and 1262, 6 A and J Pinner 1239, J Shields 1211.

Alford (12-280) 1 and 2 Mr and Mrs D Evans 1408 and 1407, 3 and 4 D Page 1380 and 1379, 5 Mr and Mrs D Evans 1336, 6 J Gray 1308.58, 7 D Page 1308.40, 8 Mr and Mrs PG Clare 1307, 9 and 10 Perry and Hunt 1284 and 1283, 11 and 12 G Crump 1281.56 and 1281.04.

Results from Driffield II.

Skegness and Wainfleet (9-134): 1, 2 and 3 F and A Tasker 1435, 1427 and 1409, 4 J Shields 1408, 5 and 6 Mr and Mrs P Newbold 1396 (2), 7 A and J Pinner 1391, 8 Mr and Mrs R Boulton 1380, 9 P Makepeace 1340, 10 A Tasker 1298.

Candlesby (5-95): 1, 2 and 3 A and R McIlwrick 1464 (2) and 1454, 4 K Scholz 1436, 5 Jessica Newbold 1411, 6 P Whiting 1405, 7 Mr and Mrs P Newbold 1397.