It was Derby Week in Division Two of the John Sharples (Letting Agents) sponsored Furness and District Bowling League.

At Kirkby, there was a huge shock as the A team refused to roll over and defeated their more illustrious first team opponents 8-6.

Mark Fell was absolutely unstoppable in his 21-2 victory for the second string with Geoff Leatherland weighing in with a 21-14 win. For the first team, Stuart Goodwin was a comfortable 21-12 victor.

Things went more to form at Roose where the first team ran out comfortable winners 11-3. Chas Crellin (21-6) and Bill Burgess (21-9) both showed fine form for the first team. Jeff Howard (21-14), Norman Whitehouse (21-19) and top man Jimmy Johnson (21-19) were the second team’s winners.

That result put Roose top of the table, with their closest challengers being West Shore, who seem to be a fast improving team and showed great form this week as they travelled to Barrow Island and won 12-3.

Top man Steve Hunter was the star back at his old stomping ground with a 21-5 victory, with Dave Rawlings refusing to be outdone with a 21-4 win of his own. The Island’s points were scored by Terry Marshall, Edward Harkins and Ronnie Barclay, all of whom won to the same 21-13 scoreline.

Police A are really beginning to find some form and travelled to the previously unbeaten Co-op A, running out impressive 12-3 winners. Richard Allan’s 21-9 was the pick of the bunch with captain Nigel Burns also having a good 21-14 win. The Co-op’s best winner was Ian Sim (21-10).

King Alfred B had a very comfortable 10-4 victory over Askam A, with Tony George unstoppable in his 21-5 win as was Ian Gomersall 21-8. Norman Millburn (21-14) showed that he can bowl as well as he can look after greens for the villagers with Bill Askew backing him up 21-13.

Dalton CC A entertained bottom club Walney Park A and had a tremendous 12-2 victory. Colin Norman continues to show that rugby is a breeding ground for talented bowlers when they get too old to run around the pitch as he won 21-7. Jimmy Bridle’s 21-9 win being another solid performance for the Cricket. Walney’s top man Mike Davey is playing really well at the moment and impressed again this week winning 21-19 although Lee Smith’s 21-7 scoreline was definitely the top performance.

The final game in the division saw Salthouse A entertain Hawcoat Park B running out 10-4 victors. Martin Carpenter’s 21-4 win was a top performance with Alan Newsham also showing form in his 21-11 win. For Hawcoat Anthony Woods (21-9) and John Stewart (21-13) were standout results.

Division One

Police 11 Co-op 3, Lindal 10 Salthouse 4, Post Office 10 Red River 4, Hawcoat Park A 6 Glaxo 9, Askam 10 Dalton CC 4, Walney Park 6 Hawcoat Park 9, King Alfred A 2 King Alfred 13.

Division Two

Kirkby A 8 Kirkby 6, King Alfred B 10 Askam A 4, Co-op A 3 Police A 12, Barrow Island 3 West Shore 12, Roose 11 Roose A 3, Dalton CC A 12 Walney Park A 2, Salthouse A 10 Hawcoat Park B 4.

Division Three

Glaxo A 9 Lindal A 5, Walney Park B 5 North Scale 10, West mount 6 West Mount A 9, Red River A 10 Co-op B 4, West Shore A 6 Barrow Island A 9, Roose B 4 Salthouse B 11.