Gresham's marksmen in fine form

The Rifle Club at Gresham's school, Holt, has seen a volley of recent team and individual victories.Shooting with .22 inch calibre target rifles at 25 yards, their five-strong A team claimed Division One of the British Schools Smallbore Rifle Association leagues for the twelfth term in succession.

The Rifle Club at Gresham's school, Holt, has seen a volley of recent team and individual victories.

Shooting with .22 inch calibre target rifles at 25 yards, their five-strong A team claimed Division One of the British Schools Smallbore Rifle Association leagues for the twelfth term in succession. They have been the school's shooting champions for four years.

Gresham's B team were second behind them.

Gresham's also won the BSSRA Under 16 league and claimed back the Team of Eight competition, where they put down a perfect 600 ex 600 in both rounds.

In the National Smallbore Rifle Association Junior Winter competition, Gresham's again achieved a double-header, the B team besting the A team.

In the West Kent Rifle League Prince William of Wales match, a national open competition, was John Bartlett, a teacher of physics and electronics at Gresham's who took up shooting only last September. Three scores of 96 awarded him the trophy and gold medal for winning the E Class section and helped him to win the E Class Pairs event in conjunction with another beginner, 13-year-old pupil George Anderson.

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