The top two teams met in Division One of the John Sharples-sponsored Furness and District Bowling League and it was hosts Lindal who took a 9-5 win over reigning champions King Alfred to go two points clear at the top.

Andy Armstrong was unstoppable as he cruised to a 21-6 victory with Paul Thompson playing a fine supporting role with a 21-8 win of his own. Peter ‘Haggis’ Harris led the way for the Alfred winning 21-7 with top man Barry Lowden bang in form (21-13).

The Police drew level with the Alfred after a hard-fought 9-5 victory in the Landlords v Tenants clash against Red River.

Graham Wood impressed yet again for the coppers with Stuart Price winning a classic with Darren Woodend 21-20 to remain unbeaten. The River’s Ian Perry found his form in spectacular fashion winning 21-4.

Hawcoat Park have started the season strongly and are right on the heels of the leaders after travelling to play the King Alf second string and returning with a 10-5 victory.

Tony Kneale was on fire on his return to Hawcoat’s first team, winning 21-6, with the ever impressive Roy Moxham following him home 21-8. The Alfred’s Ian Mcdonald continued his good form with a 21-9 scoreline, while Peter Roberts backing him up with his 21-12 win.

Hawcoat’s second team have struggled this year but had a great 9-5 win at home to Salthouse. Ian France (21-6) and Dave Hodgson (21-8) made sure the aggregate points were staying at home whilst for the Salthouse.

Askam are a real force at home but have struggled on their travels occasionally. They put in a fine team performance away at Walney Park, however, winning 11-4.

Don Logan’s 21-5 and Colin Taylor’s 21-10 were the standout results for the villagers, whilst Ryan Smith was class in his 21-7 victory for the Park.

Glaxo have been impressive on their return to the top flight so far and had probably their best result of the season as they entertained the Co-op and ran out 12-2 winners.

New signing James Duffin is settling in nicely and had a brilliant 21-5 victory against the new county champion. Top man Chris D’leny also showed form as he gets ready for his Big Smash league debut with a 21-7 win.

Post Office and Dalton CC clashed at the West Shore green and it was the 21-8 victories of youngster Zach Walker and not-so-young Dave Mellen that set them on their way to 9-5 win.

Steven Davey found the green to his liking for the Cricketers, winning 21-5 along with Keith Alexander, who has started the season strongly and he continued to impress in wining 21-13.