WESTLECOT indoor teams enjoyed a double last weekend in the men’s Denny Plate and Mixed Top Club national competition.

But they missed-out on completing a hat-trick of national team victories as the ladies went down heavily in the Yetton Trophy on Saturday morning against Oxford City and County.

Thornbury have proved to be tricky opponents in the past but Westlecot men easily brushed them aside in their opening Denny Plate match as they ran-out 87-57 victors.

Westlecot won on three of the four rinks with an away foursome of Hugh Dawson, Ian Farragher, Paul Kistle and skip John Thomas, with a 27-7 success.

They were ably backed at home by the winning rinks of Chris Cheesley (10 shots) and Kyle Anderson (seven shots). The trio easily wiped out the seven shot loss sustained by the rink skipped away by Shaun Hicks.

Overall, Westlecot led from the outset going 17-12 up at five ends, increasing the advantage to 48-18 after 10 ends and 69-32 at 15 before cruising to a 87-57 win.

In the Denny Plate second round on Saturday, November 18, two rinks home and away Westlecot face Gloucester, who had a first round bye.

The Old Town club completed a fine weekend double as they won away on Sunday in Clevedon in the second round of the mixed Top Club 10-6, which was the same scoreline as their round one win over Nailsea.

As Clevedon is only a two rink indoor green the two singles games and mixed pairs were played first with the mixed triples and mixed fours both starting at 1pm.

The morning exchanges saw Westlecot lead six points to two ahead after winning the men’s two wood singles (2pts) and the mixed pairs (4pts).

Everything depended on the outcome of the triples and fours games with Westlecot needing just one win in either to progress.

The triples were 9-5 down at 10 ends but fought back to 12-11 down at 14 ends but did not score again. However, Westlecot didn’t have to worry as the mixed fours team of Ginny Nash, Jenny Vowles, Denis Holborow and Terry Walton easily saw them over the finishing line.

They were tied 4-4 after five ends, edged ahead 10-7 at 10 ends but then pulled away to a match winning 20-9 at 15 ends and sealed a win and overall victory on end 17 with a two to win 22-10 as Clevedon conceded the fours and overall match.

Round three will not be played until the new year and is scheduled for January 7 away against last season’s losing finalists Clarrie Dunbar.

Westlecot ladies missed-out on completing a weekend treble for the Old Town club after losing their opening Yetton Trophy tie heavily against Oxford City and County on Saturday morning 87-50. Two of the matches were close affairs but Linda Perfitt’s quartet were edged out at home by two shots losing 17-15.