Home teams largely dominated last week’s Deltawaite Ltd Furness Senior Citizens’ League fixtures, with all but of them emerging victorious in Division One.

The two teams that kicked the trend were Co-op SC A and West Shore, with both sides running up 7-4 victories thanks to aggregate points, having shared the games with Barrow Island and Salthouse.

In the case of Co-op A, their win saw them move into the top half of the table, which the newly-promoted side will draw confidence from for the future.

Their stand-out winner was Jack Huitson (21-4) with support from ex-Islander Ron Walmsley and Les Vickers. In the case of West Shore, Martin Lavender and Roger Holmes laid the platform.

Leaders Hawcoat Park were too strong for Roose, for whom Mike Watts win staved off a whitewash with the Club side winning 9-1.

Second-placed Co-op SC also won by that scoreline, as they were prevented a whitewash thanks to Brian Linklater’s win. The Co-op had single figure winners in Alan Fay (21-7) and Kenny Judge (21-8). Walney Park gained their second win in beating Lindal 7-3.

Ulverston Cons were unable to move out of the bottom two following their 8-2 loss at Dalton CC. The pick of the wins were the Cons’ Shane Barron (21-3) with Danny Smith (21-7) and Alan Edwards (21-5) to the fore for the Cricket Club.

Askam have now lost three matches in a row following their 7-3 defeat at King Alfred, for whom Steve Atkinson’s 21-3 was the stand-out win.

In Division Two, with leaders Glaxo SK not playing, second-placed West Shore A had the opportunity to reduce the arrears, which they cut to four points.

The Biggar Bank side beat Dalton CC A 7-3, with Ray Hogg (21-7) for the hosts and Geoff Langhorn’s (21-7) for the Cricketers the leading lights.

Third-placed West Mount are seven points adrift of the leaders and they were too strong for Hawcoat Park B, winning 9-1 with Ron Woods (21-8) for the visitors preventing a whitewash. It was a club double, with their A team having a clean sweep of games when winning 11-0 at Walney Park B.

Hawcoat Park C won 7-3 at home to league strugglers for whom Ron Burley, Wilf Waiting and Ray Smith were points scorers.

Walney Park A won 8-3 at Askam, with the win moving them above the villagers in the table. Ken Hackett (21-5) and John Whittall (21-7) were the team’s mainstays.

The remaining game resulted in a 7-3 win for hosts Roose against King Alfred A, with Jack Crabtree, Dave Staunton and Ken Delves amongst their winners.