A HUGELY disappointing weekend for Westlecot indoor club saw their hopes of success in a national team competition blown away.

They crashed out of three competitions; the men’s inter-club Denny Cup and ladies equivalent Yetton Trophy on Saturday, as well as the mixed national Top Club competition on Sunday in Bournemouth.

In the ladies third-round tie in the Yetton Trophy against Handy Cross (High Wycombe), Westlecot led 20-18 in the early stages, but a poor second five ends saw them trail the Buckinghamshire side overall 48-32 after 10 ends.

Old Town ladies were 67-52 down after 15 ends and finally lost 88-69. Ladies only won on one of the four rinks.

The home foursome of Angela Harrison, Lynne Plant, Julia Hunt and skip Judy Hallard took the rink honours but were pegged back in the latter stages of their match and only won 18-16.

The other home rink skipped by Linda Perfitt went down 24-12 while away in High Wycombe, Wendy Anderson’s quartet lost 23-19 and Janet Willis’ rink also lost 25-20.

Westlecot men found top Berkshire side Whiteknights (Reading) far too powerful opponents to handle in their third round Denny Cup tie.

The Old Town club slumped to a 74-40 loss when the tie was conceded away in Reading with 23 ends still left to play overall - 13 at home and 10 away. Westlecot went down on all four rinks.

Mike Titcombe lost 17-9 at 15 ends to England player Andy Knapper and Kyle Anderson was down 18-11 at 14 ends to former Commonwealth Games medallist Robert Newman.

Away in Reading, the Neil Smith rink were 19-12 down to Lloyd Sabatini and Phil Gregory was 20-8 adrift to Simon Jones at 16 ends.

To complete Westlecot’s miserable weekend treble, the mixed team – who reached the quarter finals last season in the Top Club competition – were beaten away in the second round by south-coast side Bournemouth.

Westlecot were beaten 10 points to six although they won two of the five disciplines contested.

Lucy Smith took victory in the ladies two wood singles (two points) while her younger sister Katy and partner Phil Gregory won the mixed pairs discipline (four points).

But Graham Hatherall lost the men’s two wood singles while Rachel McIntyre, Julie Jones, Dave Jones and Mike Titcombe suffered defeat in the mixed fours which tied the match at six points each.

In the deciding mixed triples event Jayne Croston, Andy McIntyre and Neil Smith were holding three shots for game but saw their hopes of victory denied as Chris Daniels turned a three shots deficit into a match winning five and take the four points on offer to give Bournemouth a hard fought 10-6 points victory.