Lindal A look to have a remarkably strong team in the Third Division of the Furness & District Bowling League, as many of them have Division One experience.

This, coupled with their tricky home green, makes them worthy favourites for promotion. That home advantage was shown to full effect this week as they comfortably defeated North Scale 11-3, all nine of their victories being to ten or less.

The best of these being Kevin Rooney’s 21-3 result. The Scale’s Geoff Bigland would have been smiling all weekend after his 21-5 win.

Glaxo A currently sit in second in the table after a 10-4 win at home to Barrow Island A. Keith Birkbeck was top dog for Glaxo in a game that was much closer than the result suggests. With seven of the games being decided by just three points or less.

The best result of the weekend was West Mount A’s 14-1 away defeat of Walney Park B. Michael Scudamore (21-5) and Dace McKenna (21-7) were stand out victories for the Mount with Mark Lamb securing a win for the Park to avoid the whitewash.

West Mount’s first team also had a great win away at Salthouse B with an 11-4 haul. Ronnie James (21-7) and Peter Crossthwaite (21-8) were the stand out performers.

Hawcoat Park C comfortably defeated Roose B 11-3, although Roose again struggled to field a team and ended up with just eight players giving four games away.

In the games that were played, Eddie France rolled back the years in a 21-6 victory for Hawcoat, while Mike Gasson returned an excellent 21-12 result for the Roose outfit.

In the final game played in Division Three, West Shore A entertained Co-op B. winning the game 9-5. Gary Wrathall (21-5) and Colin Jones (21-6) both had brilliant single figure wins as did Ian Sim for the Co-op, 21-8.

Division One reigning champions King Alfred recorded an excellent 13-2 victory away at Walney Park, Lindal also had a good 11-4 victory away at Hawcoat Park A, whilst Police were taken close by a Glaxo side settling into the division before winning 9-5.

Askam continued their decent start to the year with an 11-3 defeat of Red River,

King Alfred A will be delighted with their 9-5 win over Salthouse but not as much as Dalton CC, who were brilliant in their 11-3 defeat of Hawcoat Park. Post Office entertained Co-op and fell to a 10-5 defeat.