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Kevin just misses out on another double PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Evans wins again.jpgKEVIN Evans didn’t quite pull-off another double but he went mightily close.

The Workington Victoria fancier nearly followed-up his success a week earlier in topping the Derwent Valley Federation and West Cumbria Amalgamation from the Stratford race.

At the week-end he won the Federation race from Windrush and was an agonising second in the Amalgamation.

David Harrison of Egremont topped the Amalgamation sheet with a yearling mealy hen, clocking 11 minutes ahead of Kevin, who flies as Evans and Abraham.

His Federation winner is a yearling chequer hen, who flew consistently as a young bird and scored in the Victoria club.

Flying on the roundabout system her sire is a Peter Rushforth Stav van Reet and the dam is a Lambrecht bred by Steve Foster.

This was Kevin’s seventh Federation win, and he also picked-up sixth club, 10th Fed and 14th Amalgamation with a yearling blue hen. That has prompted him to promote Brian Carlton from loft helper to loft manager!

Meanwhile it was quite a week-end for Cumbrian fanciers taking part in a National Flying Club race from Fougeres, delayed until Sunday.

More than 8,200 birds were liberated at 8am in France and the leading Cumbrian birds are likely to figure in the top 300, quite an achievement for fanciers flying further than any other section of the National Flying Club.

The Cumbria and Dumfriesshire Long Distance Club is in it’s infancy and has 43 members, the bulk of them from Cumbria.

Alan Graham of Cleator Moor sent eight birds and got seven on the night, while his first arrival just pipped Workington’s Les Blacklock, the RPRA President. They will be third and fourth club behind two birds from the south of the county. The winner was from Milnthorpe.

In the picture Kevin (left) holds the blue hen while newly-promoted loft manager Brian Carlton has the chequer hen which topped the Derwent Valley Federation.

WEST CUMBRIA AMALGAMATION (2,343 birds): 1, D. Harrison and son (Egremont) 1723; 2, Evans and Abraham (Workington Victoria) 1721.6; 3, S. and E. Chambers and daughter (Sandwith) 1721.44; 4, Martindale and Lawman (Workington Victoria) 1721.40; 5, Williams and Hadfield (Workington Social) 1720; 6, Mr and Mrs D. Wood (Harrington Central) 1719.

DERWENT VALLEY FEDERATION (1,625 birds): 1, Evans and Abraham (Workington Victoria) 1721.6; 2, Martindale and Lawman (Workington Victoria) 1721.4; 3, Williams and Hadfield (Workington Social) 1720; 4, Mr and Mrs D. Wood (Harrington Central) 1719.9; 5, McLuckie bros (Workington Victoria) 1719.8; 6, Tinnion and Aitken (Flimby HS) 1715.

WORKINGTON VICTORIA (10 sent 391): 1, 6, Evans and Abraham 1727, 1658.09; 2, Williams and Hadfield 1726.6; 3, McLuckie bros 1726.08; 4, Martindale and Lawman 1725; 5, M. and L. Cape 1658.1.

DEARHAM UTD (109 birds): 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Harker and Berwick 1665, 1634, 1612, 1607, 1595; 5, Deacon bros 1598.

WORKINGTON SOCIAL LIMIT (7 sent 114): 1, Williams and Hadfield; 2, 3, 5, 6, Mcluckie bros; 4, Mr and Mrs Walters.

FLIMBY WEST COAST (4 sent 106): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Hodgson and Saldert 1622, 1617, 1596, 1593, 1592.

SEATON RBL (5 sent 140): 1, 3, Mr and Mrs Dustin 1640, 1598; 2, 4, Dobie and Palmer 1600, 1584.

HARRINGTON CENTRAL (10 sent 263): 1, Mr and Mrs D. Wood 1719; 2, 4, I. and D. Wood 1650, 1632; 3, Telford and Pooley 1636; 5, N. and G. Wordsworth 1620; 6, J. Devlin 1618.

FLIMBY HS (10 sent 223): 1, P. Rushforth 1731; 2, 3, 5, Tinnion and Aitken 1729, 1664, 1657; 4, Nelson and Crellin 1658; 6, Bromley and co 1650.

CUMBERLAND SOCIAL CIRCLE (20 sent 40): 1, McLuckie bros 1651; 2, 3, I. and D. Wood 1650, 1632; 4, J. Devlin 1618; 5, Harker and Berwick 1608; 6, Martindale and Lawman 1594.

NETHERTON HS (7 sent 216): 1, 3, 6, W. Hodgson and son 1719, 1637, 1604.4; 2, 5, Musgrave and son 1656, 1604.5; 4, J. and T. Whitehead 1635.

ELLENBOROUGH (2 sent 53): 1, 3, Barker, Charlton and Brown 1644, 1561; 2, 4, Barlow and Doyle 1601, 1548.




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