Glaxo are holding on to the top spot in Division One of the Alan Myerscough-sponsored Ulverston and District Bowling League, but by the narrowest of margins as Red River closed to within a point of the ‘Pharmacists’.

Glaxo faced a Roose team still awaiting their first win of the season although they have had some close results of late and this game was no different, as the hosts eventually prevailed 9-5.

Stuart Price was in outstanding form for Glaxo winning 21-9 with a rare appearance from Billy Caldwell resulting in a great 21-10 victory for him. For Roose Jordan McNamee was unstoppable as he produced some stunning bowls to win 21-7.

Red River had a great night as they entertained Post Office, taking an 11-3 win in the process. Captain Tony Whitehouse led by example as he strolled to a 21-7 scoreline with Simon Perry playing a fine supporting role weighing in with a 21-8.

Co-op A look to be setting records but for all the wrong reasons at the moment. Sadly, for the third week in a row they failed to take a single match as they visited Walney Park and returned empty handed. Ian Worthington, Paul Milburn and Luke Moxham were the stand out performers for the Park.

Hawcoat Park had the biggest win of the night as they crushed an Ulverston Cons team that are a shadow of their former championship-winning selves.

Paul Cain and Wilf Heywood both scored 21-4 victories with another five results also being single-figure wins for Hawcoat in the 12-2 result.

There was a close game at the Co-op where Askam were the visitors. Askam took seven games but thanks to great wins from Ian Sim and Dave Harwood, it was the Co-op who took the aggregate points, tying the game at 7-7.

King Alfred entertained a Dalton CC side back to full strength, but the Cricketers were no match for the reigning champs as they fell to a 9-5 defeat.

In the battle of the unbeaten bowlers at the top Billy Thornton was outstanding to beat Martin Barrow on his home turf whilst Martin Steele was also in fine form Dalton. The Alfred’s top performers were a pair of Keiths as both Mills and Sewell won 21-10 to help them to victory.

Not many teams come away from Lindal with five points so the Salthouse will surely be delighted with the 9-5 scoreline. Old timers Darren Naylor (21-3) and Andy Armstrong (21-4) showed there is life in the old dogs yet for the village side.