MIKE TITCOMBE (Westlecot) sprung a surprise last Sunday at the Wiltshire men’s semi-finals day as he beat England international Graham Shadwell in the county men’s singles competition 21-16.

Titcombe was 7-3 down at six ends but led 11-7 at 12 and 15-11 at 17 only for Shadwell to draw level 15-15 at the 19th end.

But young Titcombe held his nerve with a three and three singles in the next five ends to win 21-16 after 24 ends.

But Titcombe missed out on reaching another final losing 21-12 in the U25 pairs semis with Westlecot colleague Craig Hatherall to Kyle Anderson and Gary Jackson (Westlecot).

Anderson, meanwhile, also won his junior singles semi-final against Chippenham Town’s Alex Wickham 21-14 as well as toppling Salisbury’s Jordan Moody 14-12 in the two-wood event.

The holders had been beaten 18-12 by fellow club colleagues Gary Fippen and Nick Grenfell.

RESULTS All matches semi-finals unless otherwise stated (at Devizes) Pairs: Gary Fippen & Nick Grenfell (Spencer Moulton) beat Russell Francis & Graham Shadwell (holders, Spencer M) 18-12. Steve Heseltine & Alex Wickham (Chip T) beat Colin Hicks & Daniel Mearns (Malmesbury) 21-18.

Junior (U25) Pairs: Chris Poole (Holt) & Tom Newman (Avon) beat Ben Choules (Highworth) & Craig Morphet (RWB) 19-14. Gary Jackson (Westlecot) & Kyle Anderson (RWB) beat Craig Hatherall & Mike Titcombe Jnr (Westlecot) 21-12.

Singles: Mike Titcombe (West) beat Graham Shadwell (SM) 21-16.

Ben Gadd (Holt) beat Tom Pittuck (Town Gardens) 21-14.

Junior (U25) Singles: K Anderson (RWB) beat A Wickham (Chip T) 21-14. David Murray (Highworth) beat C Hatherall (West) 21-14.

Two Wood quarter-finals Joe Newman (Avon) lost to Wayne Simmonds (Holt) 12-13; Dave Betteridge (Trowbridge Town) beat Tom Warner (Amesbury) 16-10; K Anderson (RWB) beat Graham Hatherall (West) 13-12; A Wickham (Chip T) lost to Jordan Moody (Salisbury) 13-14.

Two wood singles semi-finals W Simmonds (Holt) lost to Dave Betteridge 9-14. K Anderson (RWB) beat J Moody (Salisbury) 14-12.

Over 55 fours: John Lucas, Mike Travers, Steve Heseltine & Jeremy Haselton (Chip T) beat Jonathan Cook, Gerald Webb, Trefor Jones & Colin Little (Devizes) 18-9. Barry Sictorness, Terry Walton, Chris Cheesley & Mel Biggs (RWB) beat Malcolm Barker, Pete Bush, Dave Stevens & Malcolm Clift (Holt) 22-16.

Triples: Wayne Simmonds, Wayne Snook & Ben Gadd (Holt) beat Kevin Embling, Craig and Gary Morphet (RWB) 16-15.

Westlecot and Royal Wootton Bassett are still on course for a place at Royal Leamington Spa in the men’s Double Fours and Top Club competitions respectively.

This week both clubs have enjoyed success in Area 9 Dorset and Wilts sectional semi-finals in Double Fours and Top Club.

Westlecot thumped Amesbury in the Wiltshire final 49-21 winning on both rinks after only 16 ends when Amesbury conceded.

The quartet of Paul Kistle, Craig and Graham Hatherall plus skip Mike Richards edged home 18-17 against Tom Warner.

Game two was an extremely one-sided affair as the foursome of Gary Jackson, Mike and Jay Titcombe plus skip Mike Jackson recorded a comprehensive 30-4 victory over Steve Mitchell.

Westlecot now face Dorset side Branksome Park, Poole in the Dorset and Wilts Double Fours final this morning away in Dorset.

In the Top Club, Royal Wootton Bassett beat Holt 4-1 to book their place in the Area Nine final against with Greenhill (Weymouth) or Poole Park.

RESULTS Two wood singles: Dave Godwin beat Tony Keating 15-5. Four wood singles: Neil Smith beat Wayne Snook 21-19. Pairs: Dave Snell & Mel Biggs lost to Wayne Simmonds & Ben Gadd 16-17. Triples: James Nobbs, Tom Walkley & Gary Morphet beat Keith Bailey 19-15. Fours: Barry Sictorness, Terry Walton, Chris Cheesley & Steve Snell beat Justin Davis 25-15.

Score: Royal Wootton Bassett beat Holt 4-1.

CHRIS CHEESLEY from the Royal Wootton Bassett Club is one match away from a place in three events (non team) at the national championships at Royal Leamington Spa next month.

He has reached the Wilts section final in the senior singles (O55) and is due to play Tony Keating (Holt) for a place at Leamington on Sunday.

Cheesley is also through to the Dorset and Wilts Area 9 mixed fours final along with Bassett colleague Barry Sictorness and the Purton duo of Chris Mitchell and Alison Fail.

They are due to play Michael Chislett and his team from Greenhill (Weymouth) at Shaftesbury on Thursday.

Cheesley is also through to the final of a new national competition - senior fours (over 55s).

COUNTY JUNIOR Men recorded an impressive victory over Somerset last weekend to march on in the South West Counties League.

They won by seven shots running out as 69-62 victors at Clevedon, and taking 10 of the 12 points on offer.

RESULTS Rink 4: Jordan Moody (Salisbury), Liam Williams (Box), Ashley Peach (Amesbury) & Chris Poole (Holt) beat Levi Hembrow 22-20. Rink 5: David Murray (Highworth), John Hermon (Garrards), James Vincent (Alderbury) & Craig Morphet (Royal Wootton Bassett) lost to Chris Spurrey 21-27. Rink 6: George Twine (RWB), Isaac Jacob (Trowbridge Westbourne), Ben Choules (Highworth) & Craig Hatherall (Westlecot) beat R Williams 26-15.

Score: Wiltshire beat Somerset 69-62 and by 10pts to 2pts.