Madder makes fine comeback at Clenchwarton

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Clenchwarton (North) had seven members send 80 birds to Budwith, writes Kevin Mason.

Reg Madder was having his first race in the club, and came out tops when his winner took 2hrs 22 mins to fly 91 miles. This was Reg’s first win after a few years out of the sport.

Result: 1 Reg Madder, 1131; 2 Gerry Knights & Sons, 1083; 3, 5 Wally and Sheila Collins, 1073, 1056; 4 George Moon, 1066; 6 Her Majesty the Queen, 1051.

Clenchwarton (South) raced from Newbury in the club’s second young bird race when six lofts sent 83 birds. Watlington pensioner Ken Jolly won the first two. His winner was a Busschaert x Jan Aarden and took 2hrs 46 mins to fly 109 miles.

Result: 1, 2, 5 Ken Jolly, 1156, 1154, 1093; 3, 4 Her Majesty the Queen, 1128, 1127; 6 Dale and Neil Dennis, 1038.

New Lynn PFC raced from Newbury when 11 members sent 221 birds. The Boughens made two wins from two young bird races when their winner took 2hrs 4 mins to fly 115 miles.

Result: 1 Chris & Leighton Boughen, 1653; 2 Manning brothers & Son, 1594; 3 4 5 Kim Peacock & Bernie Byrne, 1523, 1507, 1506; 6 Her Majesty the Queen, 1499.

The above club sent 17 birds to Bordeaux in France. Only two of those were clocked in. The Perry lofts had a Vandenbrouke win the race and took 17hrs 37 mins to fly the 545 miles.

Result: 1 Eddie, Jim and Guy Perry, 907; 2 Pat and Julie Royle, 877.

The Gaywood FC had two French races on July 25. The first race was from Vire when six members sent 30 birds. North Lynn’s Will Byrne had the best bird and took 7hrs 48 mins to fly 277 miles.

Result: 1 Will Byrne, 1042; 2, 3, 4, 5 George and Graham Cook & G/Son, 1024, 995, 925, 920.2; 6 Rod & Gloria Ogden & Sons, 920.1.

Gaywood’s second race was from Bordeaux when six lofts sent 21 birds. Only one bird was timed and flew to the lofts of Mike White and took 20hrs 43 mins to fly 555 miles, with a velocity of 786.

Gaywood’s second young bird race was from Newbury when six members sent 82 birds. Wretton’s Rod and Gloria Ogden took the first three positions, their winning Busschaert taking 2hrs 1 min to fly the 108 miles.

Result: 1, 2, 3 Rod & Gloria Ogden & Sons, 1569, 1525, 1524; 4, 5 Her Majesty the Queen, 1393, 1301; 6 Ivan Kennedy, 1250.

Seven Wereham FC members sent 96 birds to Newbury. Hilgay’s Cooks and Paul King had the best bird, a Red Fox Janssen bred off stock from the late Tony Mitchell, and took 1hr 56 mins to fly 104 miles.

Result: 1 Jim & Wendy Cook & Paul King, 1577; 2, 5, 6 Shaun Ewing, 1394, 1339, 1338; 3 Steve Ward, 1374; 4 Kevin & Diane Woolston, 1343.