The sixth annual charity clay shoot organised by Cobb Europe has raised thousands of pounds for this renowned hospital in Cambridgeshire

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Competitors totalling some 100 individuals, took part in the all-day event at John Bidwell’s shooting grounds at High Lodge, near Darsham, Suffolk.

The competition consisted of an 80-bird sporting layout, broken into two separate courses with every competitor shooting each stand. In addition, two 80 bird, 4 man team flushes were included, one as part of each course, affording some great entertainment for competitors and spectators alike.

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Shooting clays and raising £15,000 for charity

“We set a varied but challenging course using some of High Lodge’s array of sporting stands. There were several top shots in the various teams,” said John Vincent of Cobb Europe.

“Although our intention was for the event not to be taken too seriously, there was plenty of healthy competition and no lack of friendly rivalry between teams. I’d like to thank all our suppliers and customers, and everyone who took part, for their support to achieve such a fantastic result for Papworth Hospital. It will be difficult to top this in future years – but we’ll give it a go!”

The overall winner was Jonathan Balls with a score of 71/80. Second individual was shared between Ben Beavis and Darren Pratt with 67/80

The winning team that managed to achieve a combined score of 390, comprised of Cobb production members and friends Jimmy and Allen Lambert, Darren Pratt and Jonathan Balls.

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