WESTLECOT indoor club mixed team were in brilliant form last weekend and enjoyed a superb victory over Clevedon to march on in the Top Club national team competition.

They whitewashed the Somerset side as they took the plaudits in all of the five disciplines - ladies and men’s two wood singles, mixed pairs, mixed triples and mixed fours.

The result means they progress to the fourth round of the Top Club and an away meeting with Dolphin (Poole) who won their last match 12-4 on points against Atherley (Southampton).

The match with Dolphin is set for early next year on Sunday, January 6.

To date in the Top Club, Westlecot have notched three significant wins.

They outbowled Bristol 12-4 on points away and followed it with a 10-6 home victory over the 2016/17 losing finalists and one of the top mixed club teams in the country, Clarrie Dunbar (Frome).

Meanwhile, the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd. (EIBA) Top Club mixed team tournament is a relatively new competition only being introduced by the EIBA ten seasons ago, but has in the past proved to be something of a graveyard for the Westlcot indoor club in Old Town Swindon.

Only twice in that period of time have the Westlecot mixed side managed to get past the preliminary or opening round.

However, this season they have bounced back, restored their competitive edge to reach the last 16 of the national competition after beating Clevedon.

Lucy Smith gave Westlecot the perfect start when winning her two wood singles match against former international Margaret Dyer.

Alongside her, younger sister Katy and partner Phil Gregory were in superb form in the mixed fours - winning comfortably 18-9 after 16 ends.

The mixed triples was a one-sided affair as Jayne Croston, Andy McIntyre and Neil Smith demolished their Clevedon opponents 23-3.

While in the fours the Hatheralls, Debbie, Graham and Craig plus Rachel McIntyre enjoyed their best win to date racing to an 18-11 success despite only drawing 3-3 after five ends.

The closest match saw Mike Titcombe record 21-17 victory after a mammoth 30 ends.