Central just miss out in the nationals

Carole Galletly
won her singles for Banbury Central against Burnham
Carole Galletly won her singles for Banbury Central against Burnham

Banbury Central bowed out in the inter-county stage of the EWBA National Top Club competition against Burnham, who have won the national title twice.

Carole Galletly got the first point winning the singles 21-14. The triple of Eloise Jones, Mo Cox and Helen Young recovered well from an early deficit of 1-11 to keep the game close with a 13-20 result.

Pam Shepherd and Caroline Campion also recovered from early setbacks finding themselves 4-12 down after nine ends in the pairs. They picked up a six and a four to get themselves in the lead at 12 ends and the game was closely contested with Central picking up the last three ends to win 21-17.

Central’s rink of Melody Sykes, Anne Norton, Gill Sharpe and Annie Gilkes came back from a deficit of eight shots to play the final end only four behind. But the opposition skip snatched it to win 23-18 score which gave Burnham the match by one shot.