SCAS Inter Counties

Hertfordshire once again proved itself to have one of the strongest senior Recurve teams in the SCAS region by finishing third at the Inter Counties Team Championships held down at Andover. At one point in second place only 6 points behind the eventual double winners Hampshire, the team was overtaken by Essex having to settle for the bronze medal place.

 

Tri-Counties match

The annual Tri-Counties match between Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire was this year hosted by Bucks. The date has been changed from it’s usual third week in August which resulted in some difficulties in putting together teams even though the size of the venue had put a restriction on both the round to be shot and the number of archers. Herts won the compound match with Brian Murrell and Adrian Blewett bringing in their secret weapon, Mary Perrott, to help put Bucks into second place by 141 points. The Longbow team also did what comes naturally with Kim Jennings leading the scoring on the day. Husband Tom along with Derek Bridgewater helped make sure that second place Bucks were over 400 points behind. The juniors matched the seniors in the recurve both coming third, Robert Shirley, Gaynor Hutchison, Pat Ryan and Phil Lambert were at a disadvantage without a 5th team member, while the juniors were at the mercy of two more experienced teams never the less George Mills led the county scoring with Alex Liangas, Samantha Keys and Marcus Kim all making a valiant contribution to their final total.

 

Peter Newbery

It is with great sadness that HAA announce the death of Peter Newbery. Peter died suddenly on Saturday 1st of September following a heart attack. Peter was the Secretary of the Hertfordshire Archery Association, our County Child Protection Officer and he also ran this website. Peter brought to all of these roles an unflagging enthusiasm, dedication and diligence. A longstanding member of Abbey Bowmen, he served as their Chairman for 7 years and Treasurer for the last 2. He was a club coach and taught a large number of their members in the many beginners courses in which he was involved as well as helping with County squad coaching. Whether working with him in the various committees or shooting with him on the line, we will remember Peter as a true gentleman and friend, with a gentle authority and a dry sense of humour. Everyone who knew him is deeply saddened, and our thoughts at this time go to his wife and family.

Herts. v Beds.

The annual match against Bedfordshire was shot as part of the Bedfordshire County Championships. Hertfordshire won the Senior Recurve, Compound and Longbow team matches, but lost the Junior Recurve and Junior Compound matches. For the full scores, please click here 2007 Herts v Beds Results