Young archers represent Yorkshire

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FIVE members of Archers Of East Riding took part in the Five Counties Archery Championship in Northumberland.

Representing Yorkshire, they were up against Northumberland and Durham, Lancashire, Lincolnshire and Cheshire.

Junior archers shot on the Saturday with Eleanor Lundie and her longbow shooting a Bristol Three Round at under 16s level - six dozen arrows at 50 yards, four dozen at 40 yards and two dozen at 30 yards. She scored 269.

In the junior boys, shooting Recurve bows, Blain Nicholson, who has been shooting for Yorkshire for three years scored 881 in a Bristol One Round in the under 18s - six dozen arrows at 80 yards, four dozen at 60 yards and two dozen at 50 yards.

At under 16s, Thomas Mowforth was shooting a Bristol Two Round - six dozen arrows at 60 yards four dozen at 50 yards and two dozen at 40 yards.

He scored 992 and made it into the juniors boys winning team for Yorkshire.

Oliver Darkings is shooting for Yorkshire for the second year. After his Bristol Four Round - six dozen arrows at 40 yards, four dozen at 30 yards and two dozen at 20 yards, he amassed 839 points.

Senior archers were shooting on the following day.

Longbow archer Penny Mowforth, who has only been shooting 11 months and was selected to shoot for Yorkshire in the last month, shot a Hereford Round, six dozen arrows at 80 yards, four dozen at 60 yards and two dozen at 50 yards, achieving a personal best score of 345.