Inter-Livery Clay Shoot 2023

17th May 2023

The 2023 Inter-Livery Clay Shoot was held at the new venue West London Shooting School on 17th-18th May. The competition course was significantly more challenging than the one set in previous years at the Holland and Holland Shooting ground. The Fruiterers entered three teams, Apples, Pears and Cherries. As usual the teams punched well above their weight against very stiff competition, we had a top 10 women's gun finisher and the Apples took away one of the prizes on the day. So the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers did not go away empty handed.

The Fruiterers entered three teams.

126 teams entered the competition from more than 40 livery companies.
504 individual guns participated of which 466 were placed.

Team results:
Fruiterers Apples - 13th overall - 2nd Day Flush winners.
Fruiterers Pears - 29th overall
Fruiterers Cherries - 87th overall

Ben Place (Pears) was placed overall 41 out of 504 and won the Fruiterers High Gun - and was the first to be presented with the Liveryman Stephen Hyam Chalice for Fruiterers High Gun (Photo)
Nick Reynolds (Cherries) placed overall 55 out of 504 and was runner up for the Chalice.
Stephen Hyam (Apples) (Capt) placed overall 65 out of 504
Caroline Hulland (Pears) was placed in the top 10 women guns
George Smith (Apples) was placed 81 out of 504

Fruiterers Apples won the day 2 Flush Competition (Picture Charlie Hodges accepting the champagne prize) This was the result of exceptional teamwork by the Apples against stiff opposition.

Full results can be found at:

Once again - a fabulous day in aid of various charities.

Fruiterers' Teams
Apples - Pears and Cherries

Liveryman Stephen Hyam (Capt)
Renter Warden George Smith
Freeman James Smith
Liveryman Charlie Hodges
Liveryman Caroline Hulland (Team lead)
HA Justin Farrington-Smith
Adrian Cocker (Guest)
Liveryman Ben Place (High Gun)
HA William Parry (Team Lead)
Liveryman Elliott Porter
Liveryman Tony Reynolds
Freeman Nick Reynolds (High Gun runner up)