Middleton Cup horror as BW Men fall at final hurdle

Report from Adam Tanner:

Unfortunately our Middleton Cup campaign ended yesterday afternoon with a 16-6 defeat away to Gloucestershire at Cheltenham BC.

The majority of the Gloucestershire team, including all of the skips, are Cheltenham players, and they made home advantage count on a difficult green, particularly during the early stages. Although Wiltshire won on 3 rinks, we never quite managed to take an aggregate lead across the rinks, and eventually lost by 120 shots to 105.

Elsewhere, Devon’s comfortable 22-0 win over Worcestershire allowed them to overtake us and take top spot in the group. They will play Somerset in the national Quarter Finals.

This represented a frustrating end to the campaign. However, our recent win over a nationally dominant Devon side proves that we have the ability to compete at the highest level. Next season’s group will require us to play the same fixtures in reverse, so we will soon have an opportunity to put things right.