WEST Shore are on most shortlists for promotion from the Furness & District Bowling League Division Two this year and if their early season form is anything to go by they will be in the mix.

Entertaining Salthouse A this week they comfortably cast their opponents aside 11-3 as Paul Wrathall and Tommy Richardson led the way in a great team performance. Keith Thompson replied with a great win for the Salthouse.

Co-op A matched the Shore as they defeated Walney Park A 11-4, with Jack Huitson’s 21-9 victory being the stand out result.

Kirkby's two teams in the division this year had great away wins. The first team will be delighted to have come away from Police A 11-4 winners. Malcolm Cleasby (21-9) and Noel McAlley (21-10) were in great form, while the Reverend Ron Wilson had God on his side for the Police, winning 21-9.

Kirkby A were just around the corner at Roose A and, with help from a great win from Alan Stevenson (21-9), took a 10-5 victory.

Dalton CC A look to have a strong side this year and were comfortable 10-4 winners over Barrow Island. Kevin Edwards was unstoppable in his 21-1 victory for the cricketers, with John Heads leaving scoring a 21-10 win for the Island.

Roose will be aiming to bounce straight back after last year’s relegation and are going the right way about it after an 11-4 win from their trip to Askam A. Mike Hool is a possible merit winner in the division and showed his class with a 21-5 victory, backed up by Danny Graham and Chris Corkill’s 21-6 scorelines.

King Alfred B and Hawcoat B met on the immaculate Walney green, with the home side taking the game 9-5 after good wins from Tony George (21-7) and Ces Turnbull (21-9).

In Division One, the big game was at Lindal who defeated fellow title contenders Police 11-3. This was a score matched by the reigning champions King Alfred, who entertained Askam.

Hawcoat Park have started the season strongly and, in their derby with the club's A team, won comfortably 13-2. Co-op also managed a 13-point haul as they welcomed Walney Park to the Dane Avenue venue.

Newly-promoted Glaxo found their feet this week on their home green, comfortably beating King Alfred A 11-3. Salthouse also found things easy at home as they defeated Post Office 10-4. Red River turned things around after a heavy defeat last week as they won 9-5 against a Dalton CC side who may well have hoped for better.

In Division Three, Lindal A, Salthouse B and Red River A are the only teams with 100 per cent records after all recording good wins this week.

Lindal A do look to have a really strong team on paper and, with their home green advantage, will be hard to stop this year.