Askam's Mike Askew and Kenny Knowles defeated the home pairing of Derek Bell and Steve Viney to win the Leck Construction Pairs competition at Glaxo Bowling Club last Sunday.

In beautiful spring conditions at Ulverston, Askew and Knowles were in dominant form in the final as they breezed past Bell and Viney 21-6 to finish on top out of the 32 pairs that competed over the course of the day.

Askew and Knowles had bowled steadily throughout and they saved their best performance for the final, as Bell and Viney couldn’t repeat the form they had shown during the competition in the showpiece.

They did hold a narrow 6-5 lead after eight ends, but they were unable to claim another point as their opponents dominated for the remainder.

In the semi-finals, Askew and Knowles had beaten last year’s winners Rod Lewis and Bob Parkinson 21-15, while Bell and Viney impressively saw off Dave Leach and Paul Knott 21-5.

The club would like to thank those members who contributed in preparing, helping out, donating raffle prizes and running to what was a successful day.

The Glaxo Committee would also like to thank those who played in the competition on the rearranged date and once again wishes to extend their appreciation to Leck Construction for their generous sponsorship, without which the competition could not have taken place.