The top three in Division One of the John Sharples (Letting Agents) sponsored Furness and District Bowling League are now separated by just three points after this week's results.

In a weekend of terrible weather it is of great credit to the players and greenkeepers that all the games went ahead.

Police sit in third place but will have been delighted to have won 13-2 away at Askam, a team well known for their strong home form.

Danny Edmonds is slowly finding his feet for his new club and ran out an impressive 21-7 winner with another new boy Paul Kissock backing him up with a 21-8 victory.

The Askam points were scored by the impressive duo of Ian Clough and Gareth Knowles.

Lindal are two points ahead of the Police after dispatching Dalton CC away from home 10-5.

Dave Dickinson has settled back well into first team duties and was their best winner as he cruised to a 21-8 win with son Mark Dickinson following just behind 21-10.

Big Smash organiser Neil Jones showed he can still put them near with an excellent 21-5 win for the Cricket.

King Alfred are still the league leaders after hosting the Co-op and comfortably winning 10-4.

Jeff Hinde (21-3) showed no ill effects from standing out in the rain watching the Police earlier in the week and was backed up superbly by Mark Coulter (21-5) and Keith Mills (21-7). For the Coop Dave Irvine was impressive in his 21-3 victory as was Paul Clark who won 21-9.

Red River entertained Salthouse and although winning the games 7-5 lost the aggregate and so the overall match 7-8. This was thanks to 3 great wins from Danny Rogers 21-7 and Mark Smooth and Adam Millar who both won 21-8. John Millar was best winner for the River winning 21-15 showing how close a lot of the games were.

King Alf A had a great win away at Walney Park to continue their fight at the bottom of the table. Ian McDonald was unstoppable in his 21-8 victory with Alan Mason also winning well 21-12. Ian Worthington has shown great form of late and continued in the same vein as he ran out an impressive 21-5 winner for the Park.

Glaxo have had a decent start to the season but this week had to travel to the formidable Hawcoat Park and would have been happy to have taken the 4 points in their 10-4 reversal.

Bob Parkinson can do no wrong at the moment and nothing changed this week as he won 21-8 with Tony Kneale following him home with a 21-10 score of his own. James Duffin has been a revelation since signing for Glaxo and was again their best winner as he ran out a comfortable 21-11 victor.

Hawcoat’s A team have had a tough start to the season and this continued as they visited Post Office. A rare outing for Steve Oldfield bared fruit for the Posties as he won 21-7 with top man Mike Fieldhouse winning 21-8.

Youngster Jack Curphey led the way for Hawcoat as he won 21-17.


Division 1

Post Office 10 Hawcoat A 4, Hawcoat 10 Glaxo 4, Dalton CC 5 Lindal 10, Askam 2 Police 13, King Alf 10 Coop 4, Walney Park 4 King Alf A 11, Red River 7 Salthouse 8.

Division 2

Kirkby A 12 Barrow Island 2, Police A 8 Walney Park A 6, Roose A 2 West Shore 13, Kirkby 11 Dalton CC A 3, Coop A 8 King Alf B 6, Hawcoat B 8 Askam A 6, Salthouse A 6 Roose 9.

Division 3

Westmount A 12 Coop B 2, Lindal A 12 Roose B 2, Walney Park B 2 Westmount 13, West Shore A 12 Hawcoat Park C 2, Glaxo A 11 Red River A 3, Barrow Island A 5 Salthouse B 10.