By Barnaby Dracup
Friday, 20 July 2012
The House of Commons won this year’s Lords vs Commons clay shoot, beating the House of Lords by 41 points.
The House of Commons team scored a total of 758 points against the Lords’ tally of 717.
The event, which was held at Pennsport Shooting School in Curridge, near Newbury, Berkshire, on 13th July, was organised by BASC and sponsored by leading wine producer Pol Roger and William Evans Gun and Rifle Makers.
The guns shot driven flushes of clays in teams of three and loaded for each other when they were not shooting.
Lord Crathorne was high gun.
The guest speaker at lunch was Ian Coghill, chairman of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
BASC’s political officer, Sam Edwards, said: “The day was a success and everyone was very complimentary about Pennsport. They found the shooting challenging but very exciting and thought the setting was beautiful.”
“It had much more of a shoot day feel to it and it was the perfect warm up for the game shots wanting to get their eye in before the season starts.”
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