OURC Blues

Within the club there’s a Blues’ Team of 8 shooters (mixed) for each of the smallbore and fullbore disciplines. The Blues’ Team also has a reserve of 4 shooters, making a complete Squad of 12. There are also university second and third teams. As well as this, in smallbore a separate female-only squad of 4 is selected for the Bentata match, also against Cambridge.



Heslop and Bentata 2016

2016 Heslop Team:

Chenduraan Kailayapillai – Oriel
Christopher Cockerill – Jesus
Henry Lee – St Catherines
Jonathan Page – Lady Margaret Hall
Maryam Patton – Baillol
Matthew Cockerill – St Edmund Hall
Sean Gordon – Jesus
Shushan Toneyan – Baillol
Reserve: Peter Morrison – St Anne’s

2016 Bentata Team:

Abigail Howell – Worcester
Maryam Patton – Baillol
Nikisha Mistry – Hertford
Shushan Toneyan – Baillol

 

Following last year in which Cambridge won the day, the OURC’s Heslop and Bentata teams, each with a mix of returning and new shooters, arrived bright and early once more at the neutral ground of the Lord Roberts Centre ready to settle the score. The Bentata Team triumphed, beating CUSBC 725 to 717! New Member Abi Howell led the team with 193, earning a Half-Blue. Sadly the Heslop team were denied similar success, finishing with 1462 to CUSBC’s 1515. Chenduraan Kailayapillai and Jonny Page top scored, both with 189.


Chancellors & Humphry 2016


2016 Chancellors Team:

Michael Horrell – St Hugh’s
Andrew Brooker – Merton
Matthew Cockerill – St Edmund Hall
Sean Gordon – Jesus
Maryam Patton – Baillol
Tom Frame – St Catherines
Jonathan Page – Lady Margaret Hall
Henry Lee – St Catherines

The day of the Chancellors match commenced with excellent weather conditions, so expectations were high, and we were feeling optimistic as the day began. The atmosphere began gaining tension as the day continued and the match was drawing to a close, it being clear that both sides were performing well. The final score was 1118.81 – 1166.128 to Cambridge. Sean Gordon and Thomas Frame achieved Half-Blues, and Andy Brooker top-scored with 146.16.
 
 

2016 Humphry Team:


Katherine Lightbown – Pembroke
Christopher Cockerill – Jesus
Michael Horrell – St Hugh’s
Peter Morrison – St Anne’s
 
This year OURC put forward an entirely fresh Humphry team. With the help of coaches Mike Baillie- Hamilton, Hamish Hunter and Derek Lowe, OURC shot very well, finishing on 781.43. Unfortunately despite OURC’s brilliant effort, CURA shot exceptionally well and finished with 858.79. Katherine Lightbown, Peter Morrison and Christopher Cockerill all earned Half- Blues. Katherine Lightbown topped the board with 205.14.