BOWLS: Star trio return for Westlecot

6:00am Saturday 19th January 2013

LEADING trio Neil Smith, Ian Jefferies and Dave Snell all return to the Westlecot side for the game with Banbury Cross tomorrow.

The club have made a very satisfactory start in the east section of the Wessex League this season and go into the new year with every chance of reaching the last 16 and end of season play-offs for the overall title.

They have won all four of their matches to date and are the only unbeaten side in the east region in the nine-team table.

The Old Town Swindon indoor side lie in second spot eight points behind Carterton, who they still have to play, but with a match in hand and nine points clear of arch rivals West Berks (Newbury).

Westlecot will be looking for another win tomorrow when they face Banbury Cross, who are languishing in the lower part of the table, to consolidate their second position and move a step nearer to their first goal this season, a top two finish in the East Region and an automatic place in the play-offs.

Despite the big 101-56 win over Rivermead (Reading) in their last match Westlecot make five changes to their line-up against Banbury this weekend and a host of positional switches have been made.

The vastly experienced trio of Smith, Jefferies and Snell, who were unavailable for the Rivermead game, all return to the side and will skip rinks.

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