The Allan Myerscough (Ford) sponsored Ulverston and District Bowling League is looking like it might surpass last year’s thrilling finish with five teams being covered by just eight points as we run into the second half of the season.

The biggest game of the week was undoubtedly at Glaxo, where the home team knew that anything less than a victory could see them drop way behind their opponents Red River.

In a game that ebbed and flowed, Glaxo did indeed take the match 9-5 to get themselves back within eight points of the leaders. Glaxo’s Stephen Peters was absolutely unstoppable in his 21-7 victory with Kev Toal, Derek Bell and Paul Curwen all winning comfortably to set them on their way.

The other teams in contention took full advantage of the leader’s slip up as they all registered good wins. Salthouse are now just six points behind in second after a 10-4 home win against Post Office. Barry Asbury was quality in his 21-6 victory with Mark Smith and Adam Miller backing him up well.

Dalton CC are just a point behind Salthouse after winning 11-4 away at Roose. The top eight for Dalton all won with Paul Lewis finding great form in his 21-3 win against his former club. Steven Davey had a great single figure win himself (21-8).

Lindal made the most ground this week as they whitewashed Ulverston Cons 14-0 on the tricky Pennington Lane green to move level with Glaxo. Rob Keegan set things up as he won 21-0 with another six of the squad also scoring single-figure wins.

The closest match of the night was in the local derby between Hawcoat Park and Co-op where the games were drawn 6-6. However, thanks to a 21-11 win from Bob Parky and 21-13 from his fellow Bob…Stewart the home side took the aggregate and so the game 8-6.

Co-op’s A team look destined for the drop, although they had one of their better performances of the season in losing 10-5 at home to Askam. Kyle Brown is finally showing some form and along with Mike White will be happy with their 21-8 victories for the Co-op. Their score lines were matched by Askam’s Liam Knowles and Ian Clough. However Don Logan surpassed all of these as he ran out a 21-5 victor to make sure Askam took the game.

The Walney Derby between Walney Park and King Alfred resulted in a 10-5 win for the reigning champions, who have shown better form of late. Peter Roberts was the star for them as he won 21-7 in a match where many close games meant the result was in doubt until the end.