PIGEON RACING: Ballaam bird wings it back from Aycliffe in Grantham North Road race

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This week’s Grantham and District North Road Club’s race from Aycliffe was won by Terry Ballaam.

His birds also finished third and fourth, with John Norris’s pigeons filling the remaining top six positions.

Nine members sent 104 birds and race sponsor was Eurocare Motor Engineers of Spring Gardens.

Results: 1 T. Ballaam 1810.2, 2 J. Norris 1801.6, 3 T. Ballaam 1800.1, 4 T. Ballaam 1790.2, 5 J. Norris 1700.5, 6 J.Norris 1667.9, 7 D. Fowler and son 1567.4, 8 G. Smart 1563.2, 9 D. Fowler and son 1527.8, 10 G. Smart 1512.5.

l First and second place were taken by D. Parker and son in Grantham United Flying Club’s race from Aycliffe.

Twelve members sent 259 birds.

Results: 1 D. Parker and son 1936, 2 D. Parker and son 1911, 3 Mr and Mrs L. Gilbert 1886, 4 Mr and Mrs D. Dixon 1875, 5 D. Parker and son 1869, 6 J. Ablitt 1864, 7 D. Parker and son 1851, 8 Mr and Mrs L. Gilbert 1842, 9 B. Charles 1827, 10 D. Parker and son 1820, 11 Mr and Mrs L. Gilbert 1806, 12 E. Crawford 1787, 13 Mr and Mrs D. Dixon 1781, 14 E. Crawford 1778, 15 Mr and Mrs D. Dixon 1774, 16 Mr and Mrs B. Taylor 1771, 17 E. Crawford 1770.