The Blundell’s Clay Pigeon shooting club had a fantastic start to the shooting season at Marlborough in the first half of Autumn term. The team consisting of Teddy, Dan, Barnaby and John had a rather ignominious start with a flat tyre on the way to Barbury shooting ground, but this did nothing to quell the excitement at the first shoot of the term. The boys shot incredibly well throughout at what was a very well organised shoot, blessed with incredible weather. They faced some stiff competition from the usual rivals of Millfield, but also faced many of the top public schools, with teams from Eton, Radley, Marlborough, Rugby, Cheltenham, Pangbourne, Sherborne, and Bradfield (to name but a few) all in attendance. The boys did not let this (or their suits!) daunt them, and Blundell’s won the flush competition outright, only missing 6 birds out of 60, and accumulated a total of 115, joint third overall, but 4th on countback from the flush shoot. This was an incredible achievement, considering they had only one week of training and just goes to show the talented shots we have at school. We were only behind Millfield and 2 Marlborough teams that were on home turf. Our standout performers were Dan and John who both top scored with 33 each, but the whole team must be commended for the flush shoot where they communicated well and got the best score of the day. We are looking forward to more competitions, with the next one at Millfield in November.