Richardson wins opening pigeons race

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TWELVE members of the Whitby Premier Invitation Club sent 260 birds to race from Sleaford, Lincs, on Saturday.

The winning pigeon, owned by Alan Richardson, took 1 hr 46 minutes to fly the 104 miles.

Results: 1-2-6-7 A Richardson (1675.724, 1664.819, 1639.417, 1639.167); 3-4-8 S Mallinson and son (1664.588, 1643.768, 1636.777); 5 L Winspear (1641.205); 9 Mr and Mrs Lane (1632.024); 10 J Noble and son (1629.109).

S Mallinson and son win A B C D pools; bonus ball winner no 22 Jason Storr