Brodie cooks up Bakery Cup win

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SUNDAY’S shooting at Braidwood resulted in a clean sweep for Denholm’s Jim Brodie.

On a day when there were no less than four trophies up for grabs, Brodie won the seniors’ Border Bakery Cup two clays clear of the chasing field on a score of 36 ex-40. He then produced 38 ex-40 to win the second event of the afternoon. Needless to say, two outright wins meant that he also secured the day’s highest aggregate score and the high gun prize.

Keith Learmonth (Heriot), Nigel Rock (Kelso) and Kyle Smith (Dunbar), all on 34, shared runner-up slot on the first sporting layout.

David Bertram (Earlston), one of five guns on the third highest score of 32, won the Famous Grouse Veteran’s Trophy. Billy Williamson (Linlithgow Bridge) was only one short with Jim McPhillips (Bathgate) next on 30.

Ryan Stewart (Melrose) rose to the occasion, winning the Mowitt Junior Cup with a strong 29 ex-40 performance. Michael Nairn (Galashiels) and Callum Laidlaw (Dalkieth) tied on second place, while Amanda Forster (Earlston) came in third.

Melanie Thomson (Loanhead) took the Findlay Ladies’ Cup with a score of 26 ex-40, ahead of Suzanne Little (Clovenfords).

Smith was runner-up to Brodie on the second layout after the break and the only other man to achieve a 70+ overall score. John Ross (Whitburn), Andy Gach (North Berwick) and Lindsay Gordon (Prestonpans) tied second place on 35. Rock, McPhillips, Eric Forster (Heriot) and Donald Livingston (Edinburgh) had the third highest score of the afternoon session on 34.

Earlier in the week a team from Braidwood travelled to East Lothian Gun Club for the first leg of the annual inter-club match.

They met stiff opposition from the hosts, resulting in a 240-214 home success.

All is still to play for and the return leg at Braidwood is set for Saturday, August 11. Anyone wishing to take part please contact 01835 870280.

The next 80 sporting event is on Sunday, August 12. The trophy at stake that day is the Hermiston Challenge Cup with Nigel Rock as the defending gun. Entries close at noon, all welcome.