Appleby’s bird is first back from Rippon

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
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Pigeon fanciers competed in a short race from Ripon.

The results were:

Boston Central (9-117): 1 Tim Appleby 1669, 2 Appleby and Dtr 1664, 3, 4 and 5 Upsall and Frost 1658.709, 1658.192 and 1656, 6 Tim Appleby 1646, 7 and 8 Upsall and Frost 1625 and 1624, 9 G. and C. Edwards 1621, 10 Upsall and Frost 1619, 11 G. and C. Edwards 1617, 12 G. Watts 1615.

Boston and District (7-81): 1 R. Knight and Son 1620.501, 2 and 3 D. Brackenbury 1620 and 1606, 4 and 5 Gough and Reed 1604.376 and 1604.136, 6, 7 and 8 A. Newton and Son 1601, 1600 and 1595, 9 and 10 Hardy and Burt 1576 and 1575, 11 Gough and Reed 1564, 12 D. Brackenbury 1550.