Burton squad sweep the board

Brentwood have soundly beaten Billericay 97 – 53 in the first round of the Roger Burton Trophy with victories in all their games.

The competition on Friday 9th June consisted of a fours, triples, pairs and singles with two games at home and two away.

In the singles, Brentwood’s Paul Topley went 2 – 1 up on the third end and never looked back, powering to a 21 – 13 victory after 26 ends.

In the pairs, Geoff Byatt and skip Keith Newberry took an early lead but dropped a four on the sixth end to put their rivals one shot ahead. But on the next end, they recovered and went on to steadily increase their lead to finish 21 – 14 after 21 ends.

Ted Vidler, Ron Lofts and skip Fred Wasmuth represented Brentwood in the triples which they won 31 – 11, picking up two sixes on the way.

In the fours, Alan Pyke, Byron Davies, Harry Egleton and skip Richard Rose got off to a shaky start and were 5 – nil down going into the third end when they opened their scoring with a single shot.

They then got into their stride and went on to win 24 – 15, scoring a five on the 14th end to go two shots clear and finishing with a spectacular six shots on the last end.