WESTLECOT ladies made a swift exit in the women’s main national team event, Yetton Trophy, in round two in November but have grabbed their second chance in the consolation competition for the Yetton Plate with both hands.

They have reached the quarter-finals in the Plate competition and face Dorchester on Saturday, with two rinks at home and two away.

The Old Town ladies booked their last eight Yetton Plate place with a second round 83-66 win over neighbours Swindon Manor and followed it up with a third round 88-66 win over Newbury side West Berks IBC.

Following the festive break, Westlecot returned firing on all cylinders to blast away Cotswold IBC (Stroud) 90-60 in the last 16 of the competition.

The Westlecot side to face Dorchester shows a couple of changes to the one that beat Cotswold in the previous round.

The winning away rinks skipped by Janet Willis and Jenny Vowles remain unchanged as does the home winning foursome skipped by Patricia Murray.

The couple of changes are on the Wendy Anderson rink, with Sheila Kenny and Jill Webb coming in for Ann Haunton and Carol Coombs.

  • JAYNE Croston, from Westlecot, has reached the last stages in two of the main ladies national championship events in Area 14 – singles and two-wood singles.

She edged home on the last end 21-20 against indoor team mate Lucy Smith in the quarter-finals and will now play Kathie Hawes (Banbury) or Wendy Sandy (Carterton) in the semis.

Croston is also into the two-wood semis after beating Wendy Sandy (Carterton) 21-13 and will next face one of the Smith sisters, Lucy or Katy, who have yet to play their quarter-final.

Croston has also linked up with Lucy and Katy Smith in the ladies triples. They have yet to play a match but are seeded to the semi-finals.

The Smith sisters have also reached the semi-finals in the ladies pairs. En route, they collected a big scalp by beating last season’s runners-up Carole Galletly and Kathie Hawes (Banbury) 23-17 in the quarters and will play a duo from Whiteknights (Reading) in the semis.

Meanwhile Janet Willis is entered with a combination in the ladies triples and fours plus Over 50 two wood triples.

She is playing with former national winner Wendy Anderson in all competitions including senior ladies pairs but has yet to play a match.