Kirkby are now the only unbeaten team after week four of the Ulverston and District Bowling League, sponsored by Alan Myerscough (Ford).

They had one of their shorter away journeys, as they travelled to Ulverston’s King’s Head green coming away with a 10-5 victory. Richard and Jack Park along with Geoff Leatherland all had good single-figure wins, while Alan Salisbury had a good win for the Head.

West Shore undoubtedly had the result of the week defeating the previously unbeaten Lindal A 11-3. Geoff Batte was unstoppable in his 21-6 win with Dave Rawlings and Steven Hunter also in fine form. John Preston replied with a 21-3 victory for Lindal.

Dalton CC A also lost their unbeaten record when they visited Barrow Island. The game itself was ridiculously tight throughout and having tied the games six apiece only three chalks separated the teams in the Island’s favour giving them the game 8-6. Tom Elliot was in top form for the home side winning 21-11 with Mick Jones (21-13) playing a supporting role.

There was another close game at Roose, where their A team entertained West Mount’s first string. Roose took seven games with Mike Irving (21-14) taking the sweep. However, thanks to good wins from Mike Hodgson (21-7) and Craig Butler 21-13 the Mountie’s took the three aggregate points and so the game 8-7.

Hawcoat Park A had the biggest win of the night as they only lost one game in their 13-1 defeat of Police. Five of the games ended up as single-figure wins, with Anthony Woods (21-3) the pick of the bunch. Ron Nicholson spared the Police blushes as he took his game 21-16.

Glaxo A made the long journey to Walney Park to play their A team, the journey back made so much easier as they took a 12-3 victory back to Ulverston. Robert Rogers was unstoppable in his 21-3 runaway victory, Jack Brannon also had a great win (21-4) with Ron Waring following close behind with a 21-5 win of his own.

The final game of the week in Division Two saw Salthouse A gain a comfortable 10-4 defeat of Askam A. Mike Last showed the rest how to bowl the green with his 21-7 win, Scott Barrow backing him up with a 21-8 victory himself. Askam’s ‘men of experience’ Owen Richards (21-8) and John Lindsay (21-9) replied in kind for the village outfit.