It’s a family affair

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

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The pigeon racing partnership of A. and K. Kirkman is made up of son Andrew and his dad Keith.

Unfortunately, ill health means that Keith is unable to take an active role these days.

But he will have been delighted to see that Andrew is maintaining the family’s winning tradition by timing the first two birds in Boston Central RPC’s race from Whitby.

Results: 1 and 2 A. and K. Kirkman 1559 and 1488 yards per minute, 3 and 4 Upsall and Grandson 1445.596 and 1445.046, 5 G. and C. Edwards 1442.949, Upsall and Grandson 1442.949, 6 Upsall and Grandson 1442.118, 7 G. and C. Edwards 1441.663, 8 K. Ward 1441.329, 9 Appleby and Dtr 1436, 10 A. and K. Kirkman 1437, 11 G. and C. Edwards 1432, 12 Frost and Spooner 1427.

Swineshead and District RPC’s result from Whitby: 1 G. Wheatman 1331, 2, 3 and 4 Pearson and Simpson 1307, 1213 and 1205.

The results of Sunday’s race from Seaham Harbour were:

Boston Central RPC: 1, 2 and 3 Upsall and Grandson 1597, 1596 and 1594.338, 4 Frost and Spooner 1594.242, 5, 6 and 7 G. and C. Edwards, 1559.880, 1559.550 and 1558, 8 Upsall and Grandson 1556, 9 Appleby and Dtr 1550, 10 A. and K. Kirkman 1534, 11 Appleby and Dtr 1528, 12 Frost and Spooner 1510.

Boston ad District FC: 1, 2 and 3 R. Knight and Sons 1591, 1589.319 and 1589.147, 4 C. Collins and Son 1526, 5, 6 and 7 Mr and Mrs E. Attwater 1559, 1550 and 1548, 8, 9 and 10 J. McFadyen 1530, 1514.796 and 1514.327, 11 C. Collins and Son 1508, 12 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1488.

Swineshead and District RPC: 1 Pearson and Simpson 1245, 2 G. Wheatman 1126, 3 and 4 Pearson and Simpson 1121 and 1087.

Boston Central RPC result from Malton: 1, 2 and 3 Upsall and Grandson 1506, 1495 and 1486, 4 and 5 G. and C. Edwards 1439 and 1386, 6 Upsall and Grandson 1373, 7 G. and C. Edwards 1366, 8 A Cooley 1365, 9 A. and K. Kirkman 1307, 10 Appleby and Dtr 1295, 11 A. and K. Kirkman 1286, 12 Appleby and Dtr 1218.