Clay shooting: Home Internationals, Cheltenham

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Peter Croft, who won bronze in last week's European Championships in the Czech Republic, and Peter Boden, the Commonwealth gold medallist, lead the favourites, England, in the Olympic Trap Home International Championship, which starts today and concludes tomorrow. Competition will be keen, though, as Scotland and Wales are using the championship as part of their selection procedure for the Commonwealth Games next year. In this clay pigeon discipline, competitors shoot at a target released from any one of three traps, concealed in a trench 15 metres away. The clays are thrown at different heights, angles and speeds, though entrants are allowed two shots at each target.

How to get there: Chatcombe Shooting School is three miles south of Cheltenham on A435 Cirencester road. The championship starts today at 9am, continuing tomorrow from 9am to 3.30pm. Spectating is free. (Tel: 0242 870391).

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