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Herts. v Middx.

An excellent result for our County archers at the annual indoor match against Middlesex (Full results). The compound team led from the start with a 20 point lead at the end of the first dozen but as Middlesex settled, they slowed the increasing advantage and ended only 52 points behind. The top scoring compound archer was Steve Gooden with 585 and the average score for the team of 578.

The County line up

The Longbow teams had a bit more of a tussle with a 5 point lead for HAA after the first dozen being reversed by the end of the second dozen. But after a very strong third dozen the Herts archers had settled down and dominated the rest of the shoot finishing 93 points ahead. Paul Owen was the highest scoring Longbow archer with 452.

Shooting Line

The recurves however got off to a shaky start trailing by 1 point after the first dozen. But once they got into their stride they built up a steady lead adding on average 25 points to the gap after each of the subsequent dozens to end 99 points ahead. The average score for the Herts team was an excellent 570 boosted in no small amount by a 592 from James Keogh.

Shooting line 2

As usual the shoot was a friendly affair and our thanks go to the Middlesex team for helping to make the day so enjoyable. The county’s thanks go to Abbey Bowmen for their hard work as field party, hosts and then caterers after the shoot.

And finally thank you to our judge Clive Haywood for all his work.


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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.


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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.


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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


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