WESTLECOT followed up on their stand-out opening win of the season against Rivermead last week when defeating Swindon Manor in their delayed Wessex League opener.

The Old Town club won by 73 shots as they ran-out comprehensive 121-48 victors, winning on all four rinks to collect the maximum 16 points on offer.

The main damage was done at Westlecot as the home foursome of Paul Kistle, Ian Farragher, Terry Walton and Phil Gregory notched counts of three fours, three fives and a six as they blitzed Josh Fail’s rink 49-6.

They were 28-1 up after 10 ends before a late flurry saw them just miss-out on hitting the 50 shots mark - fail’s team only scored on four ends with three singles and a three.

Alongside in Old Town, Chris Cheesley’s quartet were tied 4-4 at five ends but led 9-6 after 10 and 16-11 at 15 before finally winning by 10 shots in a 23-13 success over Richard Young’s rink.

Manor also struggled at home on their own carpet in Rodbourne.

Skip Stuart Murray was 19-0 down after 10 ends against Kyle Anderson’s rink while Geoff Porte’s rink trailed 17-5 despite winning the first three ends and being 5-5 after the opening five ends.

Murray’s team improved considerably in the second half of their match, only conceding four shots but scoring on seven of the last 11 ends to only lose 23-14 to Anderson’s rink.

Meanwhile, Porte’s quartet finally lost by 11 shots - 26-15 - to Tom Pittuck’s rink.

After a flying start to the derby match, Westlecot raced into a 32-10 lead across the board at five ends and had virtually sealed victory as they were 73-12 ahead at 10.

Manor fought back to cut the gap slightly to 90-34 after 15 ends but it rose again to 103-39 at 18 ends before Westlecot finally won 121-48 overall after 21 ends.

The maximum 16 points see Westlecot move up to third in the Thames region table from only two games.

Swindon Manor stay rooted to the foot of the seven-team Thames region table with only six points from three rink wins in their first four matches.

They are eight points adrift of both Oxford & District and Banbury Cross who meet this coming weekend.

Westlecot face West Berks (Newbury) on Sunday morning.