In brief: stories from the Island Games

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The Jersey pair scored 1098 points – 30 adrift of winners Gotland.

Bob Blake and Mick Radcliffe took bronze in the NPA Police Pistol 1 team event with 576 points.

Perrett leads: Heath Perrett leads the men’s compound at the halfway stage with 72 hits and 24 golds.

Rich Robinson is in third place while Shayne Munday and Steve Jacobs are 12th and 13th respectively.

Liz Pomroy is lying third in the women’s recurve with Karen Daw in tenth.

Damien Le Gresley is currently fifth in the men’s recurve ahead of Gary Thompson in eighth and Geoff Hairon in tenth.

Martin Pomroy is back in 16th.

Angela Perrett is fifth in the women’s compound, four places ahead of Daryl Jacobs.Final set: Jersey’s men beat Gotland to reach the final of the team event at King’s Club.

Jeremy Cross beat Karl Lindberg 7-5, 7-6 and Jon Pankhurst defeated Jakob Widange 6-1, 6-2.

In the ladies event Jersey and Guernsey are tied at 1-1 ahead of today’s deciding doubles match.

Claire Corrigan beat Chantelle de la Mare 6-2, 6-2 but Catherine Francescon lost by the same score to Jo Robinson.

In the men’s singles Matthew Harris lost 6-4, 6-3 to Ken Bensusan in the first round.Pace setters: Jeff Speller and Joel Lucas are right on the pace after three races of the laser standard rig, lying in third and fourth places respectively.

There are five races to go.

Martin Speller and David Carter are in the middle of the field of 17 after three rounds of the laser radial rig.Board meeting: Mick Millar leads the way after three of the nine rounds in the men’s individual sailboard competition, despite not winning a race.

Rob McAlistair, who has won two races but finished 20th in the other, is fourth and Alistair Varrie fifth with Ian Atkinson in touch in seventh.Top shots: Cliff Mallett and Peter Stock piled the agony on Guernsey on the full-bore shooting range yesterday when they beat Peter Jory and Philip Ogier by just four points over 600 shots to clinch the Queen’s Pairs gold.Mountain bikes: There were no medals for Jersey’s mountain bikers, but they all turned in gutsy rides in miserable conditions in the criterium races at Delancy Park last night.

Two heavy showers made conditions extremely slippery, but the first ever mountain bike criterium race on an undulating and winding track of just under a mile drew a crowd of around 500, and they witnessed some excellent racing.

Jersey’s Robin Ovenden and Keiron Mills turned in creditable performances to finish fifth and ninth respectively and Sarah Smith was fourth in the ladies’ race which attracted just six cyclists.Volleyball play-off: Jersey will play Guernsey for the wooden spoon in the ladies’ tournament tonight.Lee Ingram’s side lost their fourth and final group match 3-0 to Saarema this morning, but it was a performance the coach was delighted with.’I’m confident we’ll beat Guernsey because we are improving every match,’ said Ingram.Table tennis: The Jersey table tennis team reached the final for the first time with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Guernsey at Beau Séjour this morning.Eugene Ellis and Jenny Anderson came from two games down to beat Lucas Waring and Kay Chivers and the Jersey duo thus qualified to meet favourites the Isle of Wight this afternoon in the battle for gold.

Guernsey will contest the bronze medal against Gotland.GB call-up: Lauren Thérin has been called up by the Great Britain team for this weekend’s World Youth Games in Canada.The 17-year-old thrower, with two medals to her name at the Island Games already, will be forced to miss her top event and best hope for a gold, the discus, because she will have to leave early to make her way to Shirebrook University, near Montreal.

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