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Archer to Lord it at the home of cricket

Archery

By Harry Allen

A leading local archer has received an invitation to shoot at Lords cricket ground in London from the British Archery Association.

Mark Nesbitt, from the Ballyvally club in Banbridge, is one of the leading British archers and he will join others for a trial run for the Olympics in 2012.

Hopefully they will not be on a “sticky wicket'' and the trial proves successful, but Mark will not be waiting around at Lords for too long. He travels immediately to Cyprus to shoot in the European Junior Championships.

Meanwhile, 40 Ballyvally Archery Club members turned out for a 3D competition to prepare for the Northern Ireland Championships to be shot at Loughbrickland towards the end of the month.

The round was the first shot strictly to FITA 3D rules with the scoring 11, 10, 8 and 5 points depending on where the arrow struck. A newcomer, Peter Harrison, recorded the top score of 169.

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