LUCY Smith will be gunning for three title at the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa this month.

Twenty-two-year-old Lucy will feature in the ladies U25 singles as well as teaming up with her younger sister Katy in the U25 pairs.

The Royal Wootton Bassett youngster will then team up with Spencer Moulton’s Graham Shadwell in the mixed pairs.

Meanwhile, Box’s Sue Cooke will be representing the county in Warwickshire after beating Chippenham Town’s Viv Baskerville 21-19 in the ladies senior singles final.

In the men’s senior singles Bassett’s Chris Cheesley lost 21-12 to Holt’s Tony Keating who progresses to Leamington.

Cheesley also missed out in the mixed fours after teaming up with fellow Bassett player Barry Sictorness and Purton’s Chris Mitchell and Alison Fail in the mixed fours ahead of their Dorset and Wilts Area final loss to Martin Chislett’s Greenhill quartet.

In the men’s senior pairs (O55s) Chippenham Town’s Steve Heseltine and Jeremy Haselton have qualified for Leamington after beating Holt’s Tony Keating and partner 18-16.

The Chippenham Town combination play Norfolk at Leamington in the opening round on Friday, August 18.

Beaten finalists last year in the men’s Top Club competition, Royal Wootton Bassett are well on their way to booking a place at Leamington in this year’s competition.

They have reached the Dorset and Wilts (Area 9) final and play Poole Park on Saturday at home at Bassett.

WILTSHIRE Ladies recorded a double in the South West Counties League with victories over Devon and Dorset in the space of six days.

Their fourth league success came when winning on five of the six rinks and defeating Devon 140-95 at South Petherton.

They followed this up six days later on Wednesday by winning on four rinks and beating Dorset by 30 shots at Alderbury 128-98.

RESULTS (skips only)

v Devon

Rink 1: Carol Grenfell beat Joan Martin 26-19.

Rink 2: Margaret Annetts beat Pam Parkhouse 36-8.

Rink 3: Janet Willis beat Liz Davies 22-12.

Rink 4: Alex Jacobs beat Vicky Hingston 22-20.

Rink 5: Alison Fail beat Janet Sherwood 21-14.

Rink 6: Janice Rowe lost to Liz Smerdon 13-22.

Score: Wiltshire beat Devon 140-95 and by 20pts-2pts.

v Dorset

Rink 1: Janet Willis beat S Willis 34-9.

Rink 2: Janice Rowe beat Margaret Crawford 29-8.

Rink 3: Carol Grenfell lost to J Andrews 8-33.

Rink 4: Alison Fail lost to C Williams 18-19.

Rink 5: Margaret Annetts beat M Clapp 16-15.

Rink 6: Sue Cooke beat M Jenkins 23-14.

Score: Wiltshire beat Dorset 128-98 and by 18pts to 4pts.

JUNIOR COUNTY men’s side made it three wins out of three in the U25 South West Counties League with a commanding 78-41 win over Cornwall at Culm Vale.


Rink 3: George Twine, James Vincent, James Richman & Ben Choules beat Alan Rickard 33-13.

Rink 4: J Bickle, John Hermon, Liam Williams & Chris Poole beat Fred Williams 21-16.

Rink 5: Ashley Peach, Isaac Jacob, Nathan Richards and Mike Titcombe beat Mark Wherry 24-12.

Score: Wiltshire beat Cornwall 78-41 and by 12pts to nil.

THREE teams in the southern section of the men’s Wiltshire four rink league, Holt (160 pts), Spencer Moulton (137 pts) and Chippenham Town (135 pts) have already booked their places in the last eight of the play-offs for the overall title.

However, the fourth and final place will only be decided this week when the final round of matches in the south section are played.

Fixtures: Pewsey Vale v Avon, Warminster v Amesbury, Winsley v Salisbury.