Mallinsons win Maidstone race

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Five members of the Whitby Premier Invitation Club sent 72 birds to race from Maidstone where they were liberated into a southerly wind.

S Mallinson and Son won with a Grizzle cock which took 3 hours and 23 minutes to fly the 232 miles home.

Results: 1-3-4-5-613-16-17 S Mallinson & Son 2005.177, 1998.643, 1997.829, 1997.666, 1997.178, 1982.012, 1980.412, 1974.673; 2-8- 15 Winspear-McCourt & Son 1998.725, 1995.961, 1980.499; 7-12 R W Winspear 1996.242, 1986.228; 9-10-11-14-18-19-20 A Richardson 1990.983, 1990.983, 1987.431, 1981.164, 1972.553, 1972.394, 1972.394.

RW Winspear wins A B C D pools; bonus ball winner no 5 Arthur Young.

l S Mallinson and Son pulled off a great achievement by winning the Yorkshire Middle Route comined race – an event which sees more than 1,000 birds compete.

This attracts competitors from clubs covering a broad area, from Goole up to Whitby and inland to York.

The birds were liberated on Saturday morning.