A Knight to remember

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Old Leake pigeon fancier Ray Knight was the man in form at the weekend, having the fastest birds locally in the two races held on Saturday.

He won the 70-mile sprint from Driffield, and was also first from Perth, the 270-mile race held in conjunction with the North Road Championship Club, competing with Boston and District Flying Club.

Results from Perth: Boston and District FC – 1 R. Knight and Sons 1675, 2 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1659, 3 and 4 Hardy and Burt 1634 and 1622, 5 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1600, 6 R. Knight and Sons 1592, 7 Hardy and Burt 1589, 8, 9 and 10 D. Brackenbury 1588, 1586 and 1581, 11 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1567, 12 L.R. Manning 1555; Boston Central – 1 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1659, 2, 3 and 4 Upsall and Grandson 1643, 1642 and 1629, 5 and 6 Appleby and Dtr 1622 and 1619, 7 K. Ward 1612, 8 Upsall and Grandson 1604, 9 and 10 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1600 and 1587, 11 Appleby and Dtr 1565, 12 K. Ward 1559.

From Driffield: Boston and District FC – 1 R. Knight and Sons 1654, 2 D. Brackenbury 1634, 3 Hardy and Burt 1626, 4 and 5 D. Brackenbury 1621 and 1610, 6 Hardy and Burt 1589, 7, 8 and 9 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1582, 1581.906 and 1581.260, 10 Hardy and Burt 1581.190, 11 R. Knight and Sons 1559, 12 C Collins and Son 1558; Boston Central – 1 Appleby and Dtr 1630, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 K. Ward 1629.359, 1629.017, 1628, 1626, 1624 and 1617, 8 Appleby and Dtr 1604.790, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Tim Appleby 1604.180, 1603, 1602 and 1601.