PIGEON RACING: Ballaam’s birds come out on top in first Grantham North Road race

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Grantham and District North Road Club’s opening race of the season was from Harrogate.

The race was won by the bird of Terry Ballaam, who also had the second-placed pigeon, and race sponsor was Kesteven Skips of Grantham.

Results: 1 T. Ballaam 1226.9, 2 T. Ballaam 1225.3, 3 M. Tudor 1219.5, 4 M. Tudor 1219.5, 5 M. Tudor 1211.3, 6 G. Smart. 1154.2, 7 J. Norris 1147.9, 8 T. Ballaam 1131.5, 9 A. Tudor 1110.4, 10 D. Fowler and son 1078.0.

l Grantham United’s first race was from Wetherby from where 12 members sent 219 birds, with one of the the Parkers’ birds returning home first.

Results: 1 D. Parker and son 1411, 2 Mr and Mrs L. Gilbert 1384, 3 D. Parker and son 1355, 4 Mr and Mrs L. Gilbert 1336, 5 Mr and Mrs L. Gilbert 1333, 6 C. Creighton 1329, 7 C. Creighton 1326, 8 C. Creighton 1324, 9 D. Parker and son 1322, 10 G. Wilson 1308, 11 Mr and Mrs D. Dixon 1276, 12 D. Parker and son 1273, 13 J. Ramm 1254, 14 E. Crawford 1254, 15 D. Parker and son 1254, 16 E. Crawford 1224, 17 K. Meadows 1219, 18 Mr and Mrs Dixon.