Salthouse A look to have taken Division Two of the Alan Myerscough sponsored Ulverston and District Bowling League by the scruff of the neck as they have opened up a 12-point lead at the top.

Their latest victims were Barrow Island who were no match for the Raglan St team, losing 11-3. For the Salthouse, Michael Smith, Ian Leach and Ian Walker all had impressive single-figure victories, with the experienced trio of Kevin Magee, Tom Elliot and Dave Gibbons scoring the Island’s points.

West Shore sit in second place and continue to push as they won 10-5 away at Roose A, proof enough that they will keep up the fight. They undoubtedly have the most in-form player in the division in merit leader Steve Hunter, who has now won all 13 games he has played and only conceded 110 points in the process.

Backing up Steve’s customary win were Lol Wilson (21-6) and Adam Nicholson (21-7). Peter Round, Mike Irving and Andy Crabtree all won 21-14 to sit at the top table for Roose.

After pushing for promotion for most of last year, Dalton CC A have once again found themselves in contention and they sit just three points behind the Shore. Visiting Kings Head, they will have been delighted with the 11-4 win, with Michael Cain blowing more than the doors off in his 21-1 victory and top man Jeff Benson backing that up with a 21-4 victory of his own. Tommy Tomsett was best winner for the Head with Kieran Tighe and Joshua Ollett also finding winning form.

Walney Park A currently find themselves at the bottom of the pile, a cause not helped by struggling to get a full side out. It's great to see they are now managing that and although they lost at home this week, a 10-5 defeat to a decent West Mount team will give them some belief. Mike Hodgson won to 21-7 for the Mounties with Stephen Thwaites chipping in with a 21-8 of his own. Walney Park’s top performers were Tom McDougal (21-11) and John Whittall (21-12).

Police and Lindal A shared the games at the Leisure Centre, but due to John Preston and Richard Hall both having brilliant 21-3 victories the villagers took the game 9-6. Top man for Lindal Dave Dickinson also won well 21-6, whilst Ken Lindow shone in his 21-4 victory.

Kirkby made the trip over the moor to visit Glaxo A and had a great 10-5 win. It was a case of 'Parking' the bus as Ian Parkinson and Phil and Richard Park all won well for Kirkby, with Rob Rogers, Adam Houlden and Eric Worsley replying well for Glaxo.

Hawcoat Park A overcame a spirited Askam A side to take the spoils 9-5, thanks in no small part to brilliant single-figure wins from Anthony Woods and John Stewart. John Lindsay seems to be finding his 80s form of late and was Askam’s best winner, taking his game 21-10, with Graham Casson following close behind 21-11.

Division One

Co-op 13 Walney Park 1, Askam 10 Hawcoat Park 4, Dalton CC 14 Co-op A 0, King Alfred 9 Glaxo 5, Post Office 9 Roose 5, Red River 9 Lindal 5, Ulverston Cons 2 Salthouse 13.

Division 2

Hawcoat Park A 9 Askam A 5, Glaxo A 5 Kirkby 10, Kings Head 4 Dalton CC A 11, Roose A 5 West Shore 10, Salthouse A 11 Barrow Island 3, Walney Park A 5 West Mount 10, Police 6 Lindal A 9.