Just as it looked like Lindal A were going to run away with Division Three of the John Sharples (Letting Agents) sponsored Furness and District Bowling League, along came a strong Red River A team to spoil the party as they ran out comfortable 10-4 victors against the leaders.

Captain Billy Burrows led by example with a 21-10 win for the River with John Sharples matching his score. The leaders had Keith Johnson on cracking form as he won 21-6.

Glaxo A took full advantage of the Lindal result as they visited West Mount and returned with a 10-5 win. Mike Speight was never in danger for the works side as he comfortably won 21-6 with Billy Caldwell and Dave Moore backing him up with 21-13 victories.

The home side had Barry Morrow and Peter Crosthwaite’s 21-10 results to crow about but they just fell short of the aggregate points.

West Mount’s A team continue to outshine their first team squad and had another excellent result this week, visiting Salthouse B and running out 12-3 winners.

Alan Birkett, Steve Thwaites and Keith Nixon all secured single-figure wins to help them on their way with Mike Singleton and the evergreen duo of Ron Burley and Mike Calvert scoring Salthouse’s points.

In the local derby between Hawcoat Park C and Co-op B, the home side held their form to win 10-4 with Ian McBride leading the way with a 21-11 victory.

The Co-op sadly had to give a game away, which meant they had little chance of the aggregate. However, thanks to great 21-5 wins from Terry Weir and Jack Hayes and a 21-7 from top man Dave Benn, they only lost the aggregate by 15 chalks and will count themselves as unlucky.

In the battle of Walney, West Shore A hosted Walney Park B and were never in danger winning 10-4. John Shipley and Pat Fogharty were the best winners with 21-8 scorelines backed up by a 21-9 from Ron Clements.

The Park’s best winner was John Woodcock (yes, that one!) who has returned to the game and had a great 21-11 win.

The game between Roose B and North Scale was postponed.


Division One

Lindal 12 Hawcoat Park 2, Post Office 5 Walney Park 10, King Alfred A 9 Askam 5, Hawcoat Park A 4 Co-op 11, Salthouse 5 King Alfred 10, Police 12 Dalton CC 2.

Division Two

Roose 12 Kirkby A 2, Askam A 6 Police A 9, King Alfred B 5 West Shore 10, Barrow Island 8 Kirkby 6, Walney Park A 5 Roose A 10, Co-op A 5 Salthouse A 10, Dalton CC A 10 Hawcoat B 4.

Division Three

Red River A 10 Lindal A 4, Hawcoat Park C 10 Co-op B 4, Salthouse B 3 West Mount A 12, West Shore A 10 Walney Park B 4, West Mount 5 Glaxo A 10, Roose B P North Scale P.