NORTH Wilts and Clarrie Dunbar indoor clubs have both qualified for last 32 in the Mason Trophy – ladies’ O60 double rinks.

They are the only local clubs in Area 16, which covers Wiltshire, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and parts of Worcestershire, still with a chance of winning a national team title.

Both clubs have been eliminated from all other national indoor team competitions this season.

Chippenham-based North Wilts’ B side thrashed Nailsea A in their round three tie 55-17 winners, while Standerwick-based Clarrie Dunbar won 40-26 against Thornbury despite sharing the rink honours 1-1.

North Wilts led from the outset against Nailsea, taking the honours on both rinks, with Alex Jacobs’ quartet triumphant 32-9 and the away foursome skipped by Sue Cooke winning 23-8 when a halt was called after 16 ends.

Across the board, North Wilts led 15-7 at five ends, 35-12 after 10 and 48-14 at 15 and finally won 55-17 when Nailsea conceded at home.

The foundations for Clarrie’s success over Thornbury were firmly laid at home at Standerwick by the foursome of Ruth Jupp, Jo Dunford, Sue Bird and Jeanette Wheeler.

They stormed to a magnificent 33-8 victory over Sue Latham, scoring 17 shots between ends five and 15.

This easily wiped out the 18-7 loss sustained by Ailsa Midwinter’s quartet in Thornbury.

Overall, Clarrie led15-8 after five ends, 20-13 at 10, 36-22 at 15 and finish at 18 ends with a superb 40-26 victory.

The next round of the competition sees North Wilts and Clarrie Dunbar drawn against each in the last 32 on February 15 (10am).

  • WILTSHIRE have this season entered a new U18 county mixed team double rinks triples tournament that has been set up by the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (EIBA).

The young Moonrakers have been placed in the South West region alongside Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

They will play a regional round-robin competition home and away.

A win on shots earns three points and one point each for a tied match.

The four counties that top their regional tables will play in the semis to be held in Nottingham on April 14.

Wiltshire began their campaign against Devon at North Wilts but fell to a heavy 66-23 defeat.

The rink skipped by Emily Jacobs lost 12-36 and the other skipped by Elisse Ambidge went down 11-30.

Wiltshire’s next match is scheduled to be against Somerset at North Wilts on January 26.

  • NORTH Wilts still head the Central region of the Wessex League despite not playing a game last weekend, but Clarrie Dunbar moved into second spot with two games in hand as they thrashed Nailsea 132-50.

Clarrie collected a maximum 16 points as they whitewashed Nailsea, winning on all four rinks.

Chippenham-based North Wilts top the Central table on 59 points from five games, while Clarrie are now second on 44 points from only three matches.

In their match against Nailsea, Clarrie made a positive start and led throughout the match.

Across the board, they were 23-15 ahead after five ends, 51-27 up at 10, increased the lead to 81-40 after 15, and 101-46 at 18 before finishing with a flurry of shots to seal a 132-50 victory and a maximum 16 points.

Top rink honours went to the home foursome of Pete Hooley, Colin Easton, Duncan McGovern and Russell Francis, who weighed-in with a big 44-7 success, while away Wayne Snook led his rink to a 32-16 win.