WESTLECOT have pipped Royal Wootton Bassett for top spot in the North section of the Wiltshire men’s four-rink league following their top-of-the-table showdown on the last day of round-robin matches.

Despite losing their final game 78-75 and surrendering their unbeaten record to Bassett, the Old Town club still won on three of the four rinks to collect six of the 14 points on offer, which was enough to ensure they finished top of the table.

The Old Town club ended on 177 points, five clear of Bassett despite them going unbeaten after winning all 14 of their games.

These two clubs were well clear of the other 13 teams in the north section and had guaranteed a top-two spot several weeks ago.

However, there was a close battle between Purton and Highworth for third and fourth spots and a place in the end of season play-offs for the overall crown.

Third place went to Purton on 134 points, who edged out Highworth by one point. Rodbourne Cheney were back in fifth on 106, with Wroughton sixth on 103.

In the South section, the top three’s finishing order was only decided in the final group matches last week.

Holders Chippenham Town beat Holt 93-67 to finish on the same number of points (166) as their beaten opponents but with an inferior shots difference of 513 to 476, meaning Holt top the table.

Salisbury were close behind in third on 162 after thumping Warminster 110-45.

Fourth spot was claimed by Spencer Moulton (Bradford on Avon) after they finished with wins over Box (98-61) and Chippenham Town (79-77).

Avon were fifth on 122 points and Spencer Melksham sixth on 117.

The eight teams for the play-offs are now known, with the quarter-finals scheduled for August 25.

They are: Westlecot v Spencer Moulton, Chippenham Town v Purton, Royal Wootton Bassett v Salisbury, Holt v Highworth.

The semi-finals are planned for September 1 with the final to be played on county domestic finals day at Devizes a week later.