WROUGHTON foursome June Corbett, Margaret Dowthwaite, Carol Woodward and skip Babs Salter have booked their place at the National Championship at Royal Leamington Spa this summer.

They will be joined in Warwickshire by Box after they reached they booked secured their spot in the final of the Wiltshire ladies national fours, which will be staged at Alderbury on July 29.

In the top half of the quarter-final draw, Wroughton defeated Broughton Gifford, led by Marion Davis, 30-24, while Purton edged home 15-12 against Amesbury.

The semi-final between Wroughton and Purton proved to be a close affair with the lead changing hands several times.

Purton led 5-3 at five ends and Wroughton 9-8 at 10 but immediately dropped a three to trail Purton at halfway 11-9.

However, Salter’s quartet hit back winning the next five ends to lead 17-11 at 16 ends but back came Purton again to go 18-17 up with three singles and a four after 20 ends and one end remaining.

Wroughton restored parity on the last end with a single to tie the game 18-18 and force an extra end which they duly won with another single to book their place in the county fours final with a last gasp 19-18 victory and a place at Leamington.

The attention now switches to the triples competition with the quarter and semi-finals being played today at Chippenham Town with both Purton and Westlecot hoping to book their place at Leamington in August.

WILTSHIRE ladies begin their Walker Cup campaign with a west region preliminary round tie against Warwickshire at Welford-on-Avon tomorrow (1.30pm).

Should Wiltshire beat Warwickshire they would then face Gloucestershire in the first round Gloucestershire on June 25.

COUNTY Ladies representative teams suffered a 126-79 friendly defeat to Warwickshire at Wellesbourne.

Wiltshire failed to win on any of the six rinks although Pat Jones’ quartet were 15-8 up at 15 ends but failed to win another of the six remaining ends and lost 15-20. While Margaret Annetts was tied 11-11 after 15 ends but finally lost 13-16.

Wiltshire then suffered a 113-106 defeat against Oxfordshire at Highworth despite sharing the rink honours 3-3.