SWINDON Manor finally returned to winning ways in the East section of the Wessex League last Sunday.

The Rodbourne Cheney-based club halted a disappointing run of four straight losses as they beat basement team Banbury Cross IBC 84-54.

Manor took the honours on three of the four rinks to collect 14 of the 16 points on offer to leap from ninth to sixth spot, just one point behind Westlecot but having played two more matches.

The eagerly awaited local derby between the two Swindon clubs that was postponed on January 7 has been rescheduled for next January 27.

Top of the rink scoring charts for Manor against Banbury was the foursome skipped by Stuart Murray, who recorded a big 30-shots success at home.

The other rink wins came from Geoff Porte (four shots) at home and Richard Young (one shot) away.

These two victories wiped off the five-shots deficit suffered by Kevin Hillier’s quartet away in Banbury.

Manor will be hoping to build on this success when they play West Berks (Newbury) this weekend.

Westlecot are also in action in their first match since the festive break when they face Reading side Rivermead looking for a win to keep their quest for a place in the end of season play-offs on track.