It was a double fixture week in Division One of the Alan Myerscough sponsored Ulverston and District Bowling League and leaders Red River took full advantage scoring 25 points across their two games to stamp their authority.

They had a tremendous result in a potentially tricky tie away at Hawcoat Park, winning 13-2, before backing that up with a 12-2 victory against bottom club Co-op A . Simon Perry was in ridiculous form across the two games conceding just ten points with Dave Jones and Gary Hall being the best of the others scoring double wins.

Hawcoat Park had the pairs partnership of Kenny Judge and Geoff Maudsley to thank for their points whilst Coop A’s were scored by Ron Walmsley and an excellent victory for John Crosthwaite against one of the county’s best.

If the River continue to flow like they are doing, then the race will be for second and four teams will still fancy their chances. Dalton Cricket are currently second, having followed up their 10-5 victory away at Post Office with a 12-2 win against relegation-threatened Ulverston Cons.

Andy Thornton, Gareth Jones, Alan Edwards and Steve Fullard all won both their games. However, the performance of the week was undoubtedly from Ulverston Cons' Billy Harding who inflicted the first defeat of the season on merit leader Billy Thornton.

Glaxo have been in and around the title race all year and again picked up a decent haul this week with a 10-4 victory against Walney Park, following up the 10-5 win away at Ulverston Cons.

Kev Toal, Derek Bell, Rod Lewis and Mark Curwen all won on both nights for the works outfit with Kevin Toal in particularly top form. Walney Park’s top performers were Mike Davey and Mark Lamb with Billy Harding and David Nicholson likewise for the Cons.

The only other team to win both games were last year’s champions King Alfred. After visiting Co-op A and taking the game 11-4, they then entertained Roose and had an even better 12-2 victory. Top men Lee Barnard and Martin Barrow performed well, winning comfortably in both games, Roose’s points being scored by Derek Yates and Garry Waterworth and Co-op A saw Dave Watterson in fine form.

Hawcoat Park suffered a second big defeat when they lost 11-3 away at Lindal, the father and son pairing of Darren and Sam Naylor winning to five and eight points, respectively.

Salthouse lost ground as they found things tough against the Co-op at Dane Ave, losing 8-6 before restoring order when they defeated Askam 10-4 back on their own patch, John Taylor being in particularly good form.

Askam also had a better result in their second game of the week, winning 9-5 against the Post Office where Kenny Knowles had a great 21-7 victory.

The closest game of the week was at Roose where they lost the games 7-5 to the Co-op but took the two aggregate points to tie the game 7-7, thanks in part to a tremendous 21-8 win by Chris Corkill.


Division One

Salthouse 10 Askam 4, Co-op A 4 King Alfred 11, Hawcoat Park 2 Red River 13, Roose 7 Co-op 7, Ulverston Cons 5 Glaxo 10, Walney Park 8 Lindal 6, Post Office 5 Dalton CC 10, Red River 12 Co-op A 2, Lindal 11 Hawcoat Park 3, King Alfred 12 Roose 2, Glaxo 10 Walney Park 4, Dalton CC 12 Ulverston Cons 2, Co-op 8 Salthouse 6, Askam 9 Post Office 5.

Division Two

Police 10 Hawcoat Park A 4, Askam A 4 Salthouse A 11, Dalton CC A 13 Barrow Island 1, Glaxo A 11 Walney Park A 3, Lindal A 10 West Shore 4, West Mount 10 Roose A 4, Kirkby 12 Kings Head 2, West Shore 6 Dalton CC A 9, Walney Park A 1 Lindal A 14, Salthouse A 11 West Mount 3, Roose A 3 Kirkby 12, Kings Head 9 Police 5, Hawcoat Park A 4 Glaxo A 11, Barrow Island 10 Askam A 4.