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Cambridgeshire County Team in Ding Dong match with Lincolnshire

Sunday 24th August 2014. A team of 10 Cambridgeshire Archers went off to contest the Cambs vs Lincs County match which was being held at Sir John Gleed School,Spalding, Lincolnshire.

The Team were shooting a selection of York, Hereford and Bristol III rounds, 12 dozen arrows, so it was going to be a long day. There was an air of ‘nervous anticipation’ since the Team had a fantastic win in their last match against Bedfordshire – could back to back wins be on the cards?

The weather was bright and warm/comfortable and little wind during the first 6 dozen arrows. The wind made an appearance during the following 4 dozen and gusting quite strong at various times. The weather was generally very good through to the end of the match and once again all Team members continued to score well.

Our hosts team manager, Kay, had set up a running score system so team scores where available at various points throughout the match. What a match it was, with very little between the Teams. The maximum difference at one point was 66 points. The lead changed a number of times towards the end of the match and by around 9 dozen was 9 points in favour of Lincs and by around the following dozen was 9 points in favour of Cambs. At the conclusion of the round it was too close to call with both teams eager to hear the result.

The team results by category were a narrow win for Lincs Senior Gent recurve with Cambs taking the Ladies Recurve category by a larger margin. A win for Lincs Senior Gents Compound and Longbow. Junior Boy/Girl Recurve category was a narrow win for Cambs. The announced result was a 36 point win for Lincs (Lincs 8938 Cambs 8902).

A subsequent appeal by Cambs was upheld and the official result was in fact a win for Cambs by the narrow margin of 32 points (Lincs 8938 Cambs 8970). Yee Haaa !! Back to Back wins - way to go!

There were category wins for Isabel Lee, Maryia Karpiyevich and Stephen Haynes with Jenny Allcock, Kevin Jacobs and Tak Ho also picking up medals. Personal bests also for Jenny Allcock, Kevins Jacobs, Tak Ho and Shaun Jacobs.

Another great all-round team effort. Congratulations to all for a great match, sticking with it to the bitter end and producing a successive victory for the County.

Team members: Kevin Jacobs, Daniel Dace, Jenny Allcock, Isabel Lee, Sean Fox (Team Manager), Tak Ho, John Gorman, Maryia Karpiyevic, Alex Fletcher, Stephen Haynes & Shaun Jacobs (Captain).