CLARRIE Dunbar have a very good record in mixed national team competitions in recent seasons and are through once more to the last 16 in the Egham Trophy.

Clarrie have so far beaten fellow Somerset side Clevedon 84-45 in round one and followed it up with a fine round two 93-57 success over Chippenham-based North Wilts.

Last weekend in a third-round tie, they thrashed St Andrews (Weston-Super-Mare) 98-48 to move into the business end of the competition and a last 16 match with Victoria IBC (Street, Somerset) on December 9.

Dunbar’s mixed team were in brilliant form against St Andrews, storming into a 31-14 overall lead after five ends and 58-23 at 10.

They continued to pile up the shots, leading 82-34 at 15 ends, 91-43 at 18 and when the St Andrews’ concession came, they were 98-48 ahead.

Top rink honours went to the home foursomes of Jeanette Wheeler, Sue Bird, Ian Perkins and skip Russell Francis, who won 35-10, and the quartet of Thelma Bailey, Nesta Parfitt, Dale Taylor and skip Andy Colebrooke, who won 24-10.

They were ably backed away from home in Weston-super-Mare by the foursome of Teresa King, Nicola Radcliffe, Craig Hadfield-Doughty and skip Graham Shadwell, who recorded a 25-12 success.

This week in another team event, Clarrie's senior men recorded a comfortable round-two victory over Gloucester 48-15 in the O60s inter-club double rinks competition.

Also, Dunbar still have an interest in two other team events – the men’s and ladies inter-club competitions for the Denny Cup and Yetton Trophy.

The men are through to the fourth round and last 32 in the Denny and play Oxford City & County on December 8.

On the same day, the ladies will meet Dorcester in the last 32 in the Yetton Trophy.

  • WESTBURY’S Wayne Snook, who plays his outdoors at Holt and indoors at Clarrie Dunbar, was the most successful of the four Wiltshire bowlers who qualified to compete last weekend at Potters Leisure Resort, Norfolk, in the two day Open Singles 2018 Grand Final.

The top 32 players in the 2017/18 OSC rankings were divided into eight groups of four players.

Snook won all three of his group matches to top Group A with nine points and move into the last 16 knockout stages.

But Snook came off the rails in the last 16, losing to City of Ely IBC’s Ed Elmore 2-1.

Andy Moore, representing the closed down Christie Miller club, finished third in Group A, while the other two Wiltshire players, Westlecot duo Neil Smith and Mike Titcombe, finished in fourth places in their respective groups.