Cons do the job to land Ulverston Bowling League crown

Mission accomplished: Peter Earley, of Ulverston Cons A STEVE MILLER
Mission accomplished: Peter Earley, of Ulverston Cons A STEVE MILLER
5 September 2017 3:15PM

ULVERSTON Cons A kept the Ulverston and District Bowling League title in town as they waltzed away with the trophy.

After looking as though they would fall short, a 13-2 final-day win over Lindal ensured they fulfilled Peter Earley’s dream.

The final table shows them eight points clear of valiant Hawcoat Park, who fought until the end.

As the Cons were cruising to victory at Lindal Moor A, Hawcoat had to rely on the aggregate at Glaxo in an 8-7 success.

Red River may have faltered in the last few games, but they have performed outstandingly in their first season back in the top-flight, and can take consolation from the fact that they took the top-three placings in the merit table.

Barry Lowden is this year's champion, with David Jones and Simon Perry taking the minor honours.

It could not have been closer in the relegation battle.

With Lindal Moor A already down, it was between Roose and Dalton Cricket for the remaining relegation spot.

Dalton held a four-point advantage going into the final fixtures, and probably thought they had done enough as they took six points against Salthouse.

However, Roose have been impressive of late and played brilliantly to defeat Askam 11-3 and complete their mission impossible to stay up by a solitary point.

Division Two was already wrapped up by a strong West Shore team who ended 35 points ahead of their nearest rivals.

Last week's report did their captain a disservice, giving credit to the wrong person. So well done to Andy Boardman and his merry men.

They will be joined by Kirkby, who managed to take 20 points from their final week. With nearest challengers West Mount only having the one game, albeit a great result as they defeated Police 13-2, Kirkby finished five points clear in second.

The top-three clubs also filled the top-three places in the individual merit.

Top of the shots was West Shore’s Steve Hunter, losing only two games all year, one win clear of Kirkby’s Noel McAlley, with West Mount’s Mike Hodgson in third.

The league thank Alan Myerscough (Ford), of Ulverston, for their continued backing.

They also thank Ray Dunstan as he steps down from the committee after years of service as both chairman and secretary.

FINAL STANDINGS

DIVISION ONE

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

Ulverston Cons A

20

4

2

198

114

248

Hawcoat Park

21

4

1

187

125

240

Lindal Moor

18

8

0

191

121

233

Red River

18

6

2

183

129

227

King Alfred

16

9

1

174

138

209

Askam

14

12

0

162

150

193

Post Office

14

12

0

153

159

185

Salthouse

11

15

0

160

152

185

Glaxo SK

11

15

0

144

168

168

Walney Park

11

14

1

139

173

164

Co-op SC

10

16

0

134

178

158

Roose Community

7

19

0

135

177

151

Dalton CC

6

19

1

135

177

150

Lindal Moor A

1

25

0

89

223

91

DIVISION TWO

P

W

L

F

A

Pts

West Shore

23

3

0

209

103

267

Kirkby

19

7

0

188

124

232

West Mount

18

8

0

185

127

227

Barrow Island

19

7

0

177

135

224

Hawcoat Park A

18

7

1

183

129

224

Askam A

16

9

1

171

141

211

Salthouse A

15

10

1

170

142

207

Dalton CC A

11

13

2

159

153

182

Co-op SC A

7

18

1

134

178

153

Walney Park A

7

18

1

136

176

151

Police

9

17

0

127

185

148

Kings Head

7

19

0

117

195

132

Glaxo SK A

4

20

1

109

191

121

Roose Community A

3

20

2

107

193

118

MERIT STANDINGS

DIVISION ONE

P

W

L

F

A

Agg

Barry Lowden (Red River)

26

21

5

532

375

1.42

David Jones (Red River)

25

21

4

503

364

1.38

Simon Perry (Red River)

23

20

3

466

305

1.53

Darren Naylor (Lindal Moor A)

26

20

6

488

371

1.32

Kieren Clark (Ulv Cons A)

25

20

5

489

378

1.29

DIVISION TWO

P

W

L

For

A

Agg

Steve Hunter (Barrow Island)

24

22

2

493

292

1.69

Noel McAlley (Kirkby)

26

21

5

523

385

1.36

Mike Hodgson (West Mount)

26

20

6

497

373

1.33

Dave Leece (Barrow Island)

24

19

5

470

335

1.40

David Turnough (Kirkby)

26

19

7

509

365

1.39

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