STRATTON Churchway were the most successful club at the Swindon & District ladies finals held this year at Westlecot.

They won three titles, all coming in the opening four events.

Highworth won two titles, as did Purton, while there was a lone success for Swindon Supermarine in the double rinks.

Janet Willis and Wendy Anderson got the ball rolling for Churchway with a comfortable 23-9 victory over Purton’s Chris Mitchell and Alison Fail in the ladies’ pairs final played at Shrivenham.

Then 24 hours later at Westlecot, Willis added to that victory by defeating Joanna Hicks (Highworth) 21-10 in the champion of champions final

At the same time, Anderson blasted Royal Wootton Bassett’s Charlie Godwin 21-6 in the ladies’ singles final.

After a short break, Anderson and Willis were back out playing again as they faced Supermarine in the double rinks final.

There was no joy for the duo this time, though, as they were in the first rink that lost 22-11 to Marilyn Kilburn’s rink.

On the other green, Marine’s Pat Jones led her rink to an 18-8 win over Daphne Collier to give Supermarine an overall 40-19 victory.

Highworth won two titles and Linda Young was involved in both.

She retained her two-wood singles crown by defeating Supermarine’s Marilyn Kilburn 15-10.

After lunch, the Highworth foursome of Maggie Jordan, Deanne Davis, Jo Hicks and skip Young edged past Royal Wootton Bassett, skipped by Godwin, 22-19 in a high-scoring ladies’ fours final.

Purton also completed their title double either side of lunch.

Chris Mitchell, Julie Jones and Alison Fail took the charity triples title with a comfortable 20-8 success over Highworth.

Purton duo Sue Crouch and Chris Mitchell also won the O60 pairs final 23-21 against Jackie Pearce and Deborah Hitchcox (Stratton Churchway).

  • FOUR clubs, Westlecot, Royal Wootton Bassett, Highworth and Town Gardens, dominated the winners circle by supplying all 10 of the victorious players at the annual Swindon & District men’s finals held at Shrivenham.

The first two clubs supplied three winners each, while Highworth completed a double and the Pittuck family ensured that Town Gardens had two successes.

Tom Pittuck retained his men’s singles title, comfortably beating Dave Longhurst (Haydon Wick) 21-6.

And Tom’s father, Barry, led for most of the champion of champions final before edging home 21-18 against Highworth’s Rob Etherington.

Westlecot took the men’s triples as Kevin Carter, Miles Roberts and Brian Whittingham beat Highworth, skipped by Shaun Hicks, 22-12.

They also won the mixed triples, with Paul Kistle, Sue Fletcher and Kevin Carter beating Shaun and Jo Hicks and skip Stuart Murray 22-15.

John Thomas completed Westlecot’s hat-trick of titles with a last-end 21-20 victory over Highworth’s Chris Mussen in the O60 singles.

Royal Wootton Bassett also notched a treble, with Kyle Anderson and Andy Crump being involved in all three victories.

The duo won the pairs, beating club colleagues Graham Richards and James Nobbs 21-10.

They then linked-up with George Twine and John Williamson to thrash another Bassett quartet of Chris Tasker, Graham Richards, James Nobbs and Craig Morphett 30-4.

Bassett’s last win came in the Eddie Wells Charity four-rink triples over Highworth, who they beat 84-63.

Hedley Bowen beat Stuart Murray 29-10, Alan Small lost to Richard Young 23-6, James Nobbs beat Gary Willis 21-15 and Terry Walton won 28-15 against Rob Etherington.

The final two events were won by players from Highworth to help ease the pain of finishing as runners-up in six other finals.

Mark Richman defeated Paul Boyles 21-9 to win the officers singles, with David Murray beating club colleague Shaun Etherington 21-5 to take the U25s singles event.

The last duty of Swindon & District men’s president Maurice Simpson (Faringdon) before handing over the chain of office to 2020 president-elect Andy Watson (Swindon) at the men’s AGM at Highworth on November 11 is to oversee the presentation evening at Westlecot on October 12 (7.30pm).