26 MEMBERS Tried and fried in the sweltering heat to play the Rushton Trophy mixed pairs competition. Starting off with round robins of two groups of 4 and one of five. This proceeded to semi finals with the winners of the three groups plus the best runner-up. Whilst the air temperature may have been falling,the heat on the green was still increasing, Anita Brereton and Adrian Barber,brushed aside Pat Howarth and Brian Wilkinson by a 12/2 margin after 8 ends.
In the other semi-final after 8 ends Les Donlan and Linda Daily progressed by an 8 /4 Result
The Final began with a small advantage to Les and Linda, before at end 3, Anita and Adrian shot into a 5/2 lead. the game swung both ways Les and linda going 6/5 up then Anita and Adrian going 8 /6 in front by end 7. Les and Linda won the end 8 to level at 8/8 and in the extra end Les with his final ball squeezed into the winning position and Adrian was unable to better their position.
Congratulations Linda and Les.