For the love of Archery!

February 14th eight eager Longbow Archers headed of on a cold early morning to Cambridge to take part in the annual Intercounty match, this year held at the home of Ramsey Raverns .

The Hosts were very Hospitable providing bacon rolls and tea and coffee on arrival to warm us all through.

The round was a double Portsmouth and by the end of the first round which took one and half hours, Essex was a staggering 224 points ahead of Cambridge.  After a tea break and doughnuts the second round began. Essex were looking good and Kathryn Sartain was well on her way to breaking the double county record and after just under three hours (how amazing was that!)  we were finished.  The match ended with Essex winning by over five hundred points and Kathryn Sartain breaking the county record by 104 points, well done Kathryn!

Congratulations to the whole team for an excellent result, I personally had a great day with a fantastic bunch of archers, I am still curious to know how Bob got everyone into his car, thanks for making it enjoyable, bring on next year!

Essex Results:-

Kathryn Sartain   946 Tony Maher   944 Bob Riley     871 Terry Riddock       796
Kevin Button       789 Max Room     778 Tom Major  708 Eddie Tompkin      695