WILTSHIRE'S junior men and women’s sides enjoyed fine wins last weekend.

The men’s U25 side produced a superb performance at Royal Wootton Bassett to defeat Gloucestershire 48-27 in their opening game of the White Rose Trophy Two Fours competition.

The women's U31 team won their Amy Rose trial game against Hampshire at Andover winning on one rink well and losing on the other by four shots after dropping a seven on the last end.

“I'm delighted that we beat a strong Gloucestershire team by 21 shots,” said men’s U25 team manager Adam Tanner. “That's the most convincing win that we've had during my seven years as manager (of U25 team).

“Mike Titcombe beat an England U25 skip, Nathan Kitchen, by 11 shots, scoring a six and two fives in the process.

“Craig Morphet skipped a rink containing two young debutants to a 10-shot win scoring a couple of fours in the process.

“Each rink only dropped more than one shot three times, which shows real maturity and discipline. I'm very proud of them all.”

Wiltshire will host Worcestershire in the next round of the White Rose Trophy double rinks tomorrow morning (10am) .

The women's U31 side, who included 12-year-old debutant Louise Rose from the Rodbourne Cheney club, defeated Hampshire in a trial game 37-22 at Andover in preparation for their Amy Rose Trophy campaign in September.

In the first of many friendlies, the Joanna Hicks rink despite the disruption of Rachel Martin being replaced by Rose after 11 ends owing to a shoulder injury won their game 25-6 while Charlie Godwin’s foursome lost their match 16-12.

Team manager Marcia Hartley said: "The green was very tricky to play on as it was pushy and was very difficult to find the lines.

“We played two new girls making their debut for the Amy Rose squad in Kerry Hatherall from Royal Wotton Bassett and Louise Rose from Rodbourne Cheney “Kerry played the whole game. Louise was reserve for the day but she came on as a replacement for returning player Rachel Martin who had to go off with a slight shoulder pull.”

Wiltshire’s Amy Rose squad continue their build-up for Leamington when they compete in a Four Counties Tournament at South Oxford BC (10am) on Sunday.