NORTH Wilts' mixed team are out of the Egham Trophy – the top inter-club mixed knockout team competition.

They were beaten 93-57 in the second round by Clarrie Dunbar (Frome) last Sunday.

Chippenham-based North Wilts found the going extremely tough, trailing across the board from the outset.

They were 17-14 down after five ends and 41-23 at 10. They remained 70-51adrift after 15 ends, before finally losing 93-57 at the allotted 21 ends.

North Wilts failed to register a single rink success, losing on all four to the powerful Clarrie mixed unit.

The nearest the Chippenham club came to a success was a one-shot loss suffered by Tom Newman’s quartet.

The men at North Wilts are out of all national team competitions, having lost in the Denny Cup first round and then the second chance Denny Plate competition.

Both of their sides made a swift exit in the men’s O60s double rinks event last week.

However, it is not all doom and gloom for the club as the ladies are keeping the flag flying in national team competitions.

They still have an active interest in the Yetton Trophy – the women’s top inter-club tournament – and are through to round three where they face MidGlos (Brockworth, Gloucester) on Saturday.

To date, North Wilts have enjoyed a first-round bye and then accounted for Thornbury 83-57 in round two.

North Wilts ladies are also still running in the Vivienne Trophy as well as Mason Trophy.

They are due to meet Dorchester in the Vivienne Trophy – four rinks of triples, two at home and two away – for non-Yetton team members on November 29.

Their two teams in the O60 double rinks for the Mason Trophy begin their campaigns on November 23. The A side face Nailsea B and the B side have been paired with Clevedon.