The only win is Essex

THIRTEEN members of the Whitby Premier Invitation Club sent 235 birds to race from Billericay, Essex, on Saturday.

The winning pigeon, owned by Les Winspear, took 4 hrs 19 minutes to fly the 203 miles.

Results: 1 L Winspear (1387.896); 2-10-11 A Richardson (1383.295, 1342.336, 1342.253); 3-4-5-6-7-8-12 S Mallinson and son (1356.823, 1354.476, 1353.880, 1353.880, 1353.880, 1352.776, 1334.441); 9 Storr bros and son (1345.105).

J Storr and son win A B pools; L Winspear win C D pools; bonus ball winner no 21 Shelly Locker.