As the latest round of the Shotgun World Cup got under way in Nicosia, Cyprus, six British shooters attempted to make another impression on the global stage but came unstuck in the qualification stages.
Both men’s and women’s trap competitions were the first to get started with the latter proving the most successful for the Brits; Charlotte Kerwood scored 67 to secure 17th, with Abbey Burton following suit one place back. Even though Caroline Povey completed a British trilogy of women inside the top 25, nobody scored enough to make an impression on the six people to make it through to the semi-finals.
Aaron Heading scored 47 over two rounds of shooting to also finish 18th, but it wasn’t such a good day for his compatriots. Mark Shaw hit 44 targets but could only make it 64th place, whilst one fewer for Daniel Tarrant pushed him back to 71st.
Great Britain will be hoping their chances improve somewhat when it comes to the double trap and skeet events.
Despite still being without injured Tai Woffinden, Wolverhampton Wolves were able to overturn an eight point deficit against the visiting Lakeside Hammers. The tourists were in-form with six straight wins on the Elite League speedway circuits and Wolves’ star Freddie Lindgren admitted, “Lakeside are a really good side, but we put in a really good performance to take all the points”.
Belle Vue Aces got back to winning ways, albeit narrowly, by beating the Peterborough Panthers 49-41.
England continued their winning form in the World Team Squash Championships, with Nick Matthew, James Willstrop and Daryl Selby all winning their group stage matches against the Canadian trio. It was always going to be a lot tougher for the Scottish group, however, pitted against favourites Egypt, who proceeded to pick apart Alan Clyne and company without dropping a single game.
Wakefield Wildcats inched closer to the top half of the Super League table, finishing the weekend beating Salford City Reds 46 points to 10. Joshua Edmondson of Team Sky continued to enjoy his Tour de Suisse by finishing in the top 60 on Stage 3, under 8 minutes behind Peter Sagan of Slovakia. Dan Evans was the only winner on a poor day for British tennis, beating Argentina’s Guido Pella in straight sets in the AEGON Championships. Jamie Baker almost joined him but squandered two match points against Ivan Dodig before collapsing completely.