CLARRIE Dunbar endured a mixed set of results last week in national team competitions.

In a hectic spell over five days, the men were successful in the Denny Cup against Oxford City & County, the mixed team in the Egham Trophy beat Victoria (Street), while the ladies were victorious in the senior women’s Mason Trophy over Bristol City & County.

However, the ladies lost to Dorchester in the Yetton Trophy 80-65, while the men lost their O60s double rinks match to Cotswold 41-27.

The busy period began when the ladies thumped local rivals Bristol 50-25 in the Mason Trophy - O60s double rinks.

Overall Clarrie led 16-6 at five ends, were 20-16 up at 10, led 45-18 at 15 and finally won 50-25 at the allotted 18 ends.

Away in Bristol, the foursome of Maggie Morgan, Marjorie Gatfield, Teresa King and Ailsa Midwinter had powered into an 11-0 lead at five ends and were 23-9 ahead at 15, before finally winning 28-12.

At home, the rink of Ruth Jupp, Shirley Samuel, Jo Dunford and Sue Bird came from behind to win.

They trailed 6-5 at five ends but had wiped out the deficit to lead 12-8 at 10 and move 22-9 up at 15 before finally winning by nine shots 22-13.

Dunbar face Thornbury in round three on January 18.

The following day, the men powered to an emphatic Denny Cup round four 84-43 victory over Oxford City & County.

They took the honours on three of the rinks and drew on the other, with none of the games going further than 19 ends.

Clarrie led 20-15 overall after five ends, 45-24 at 10 and had moved well clear 75-33 at 15 before finally winning 84-43.

Keith Bailey’ home rink won 23-17 and Andy Colebrooke’s foursome of John Jones, Alan Brown, Terry Perkins and himself were even more impressive winning 25-5.

Away in Oxford, Wayne Snook led his rink to a big 23-8 success, while Dale Taylor’ s four were tied 13-13 when a halt was called.

Clarrie Dunbar will play Guildford (Surrey) side Wey Valley in round five on January 5.

The treble was completed on the Sunday morning by Clarrie’s mixed team in the Egham Trophy with a 95-68 success over Somerset side Victoria IBC (Street) in their fourth-round match.

Dunbar won on three of the rinks, but lost the other away in Street.

The two sides were tied 20-20 after five ends, but then Clarrie forged ahead 50-33 at 10. They continued to pile up the shots, leading 77-49 at 15 ends and 91-61 at 18 before finally winning 95-68 at 21 ends.

Top plaudits went to the away foursome of Annie Jones, Jo Dunford, John Freeman and skip Keith Bailey, who won 38-10.

This winning margin wiped out the 12-shots loss suffered by Graham Shadwell’s four (26-14) in the rink alongside in Street.

But at home at Standerwick, the two Clarrie teams both produced much smaller victories than Bailey’s 28-shots margin.

Andy Colebrook’s quartet won 21-16, while Russell Francis’ rink won 22-16 to give Clarrie a 95-68 success.

Clarrie are through to round five in the mixed Egham Trophy and will face Exeter, Devon side Exonia on January 13.

This is the end of the good news as on Saturday morning, the ladies' Yetton side lost 80-65 to Dorchester despite sharing the rink honours 2-2.

Jeanette Wheeler and Thelma Bailey skipped the home rinks to 22-19 and 18-15 victories respectively.

However, away in Dorchester, skips Teresa King and Ailsa Midwinter both lost 25-12 and 21-13 respectively.

The hectic five days of national team action was completed this Tuesday as the senior men lost their inter-club O60s double rinks match to Cotswold (Stroud) 41-27, despite sharing the rink honours.

Skip Duncan McGovern won narrowly at home 19-18, but Keith Bailey’s quartet suffered a 23-8 loss in Stroud.