Message from the outgoing Captain

Dear CURA,

It has been an honour being your Captain for the last year. It was a great pleasure getting to know you all, and working with you to bring out the best in you. In this, I would like to thank the rest of my council for their support, in particular Michael who has taken the brunt of many a grumpy phone call. While I am sad to be handing over the reins, I know that you will be in good hands with next year’s council, captained by Dave Firth.

The Imperial began with tricky winds for the MR meeting, but despite this I was selected and shot in the Elcho for Scotland, while also coming top U25 in the Hopton. CURA then had a great victory over OURC in the form of a Humphry win by 17 points. Harriet top scored with a very impressive 218.22. This led into the TR week, where we saw some fantastic achievements from some of our members: Michael came 281st in the Georges II, while Jonny, Fergus and Sam all placed respectably in the Queen’s II. I am sorry to have to say that CURA did not win the Chancellor’s Challenge plate this year, and I would like to apologise to the club for letting down a strong team. I should have realised and acted earlier to keep us all together. In the end, OURC’s team were stronger and worked better together to gain a victory over us, which they thoroughly deserved.

On that note, I would like to pass on my best wishes to next year’s squad, and thank you all for putting up with me. Next year will be difficult, but I look forward to seeing how you all rise to the challenge!