Just five games were played in Division Three of the John Sharples (letting agents) Furness and District Bowling League, but they included some big results that could have a significant impact on the final table.

Without doubt, the result of the day was at North Scale, where the home team comprehensively defeated the one-time runaway leaders Lindal A 12-2.

The Scale’s Glyn Stevens and Bob Kennywell had tremendous single-figure wins, with the experience of Paul Thompson and Dave Mackenzie saving Lindal’s blushes.

The win has put North Scale right in the mix in the promotion race and also gives hope to the chasing pack that Lindal A could still be caught at the top.

West Mount A now find themselves in second place after a comfortable 13-1 defeat of Walney Park B ,who only managed to score 96 points between them.

With nine of the games ending up in single figure wins, it was Owen Boothroyd who was the star, winning 21-1, along with Michael Scudamore (21-3) and merit leader and still unbeaten Steve Holmes (21-4).

Walney’s point was scored aptly by the Independent John Woodcock who has come back into the game and quickly picked it back up in winning 21-19.

Glaxo A made the long trip to Barrow Island A and scored an excellent 11-4 victory, moving them to third in the table as the mix of youth and experience continue to impress. Young Jack Brannon won 21-9 to lead the way for the works side with Robert Rogers, Keith Birkbeck and Alan Slater all winning 21-14 to back him up.

Roose B’s struggles continue as they dropped to a 12-3 home defeat at the hands of Hawcoat Park C. Roose’s top man Rob Chissim was in fine form winning 21-10 with his dad Terry following him home 21-13.

West Shore A were the other winners this week as they travelled to Dane Ave to take on Co-op B and will be delighted with their 11-4 haul. Michael Burns was awesome in his 21-3 win for the Shore with John Shipley being next best 21-13.

In Division One, the top three teams continue to pull away from the rest of the league whilst matching each other blow for blow.

However, Police have now opened up a slender seven-point lead after an excellent 14-1 win away at Glaxo.

Lindal matched the reptiles' score as they won 14-0 at home to Hawcoat Park A, meaning the other title contenders, King Alfred, went into their game 24 hours later knowing they had to win big, and did so defeating Walney Park 12-2 to keep the race for the title on a knife edge.


Division One

Hawcoat Park 9 Dalton CC 5, King Alfred 12 Walney Park 2, Red River 8 Askam 7, Salthouse 13 King Alfred A 1, Co-op 10 Post Office 4, Lindal 14 Hawcoat Park A 0, Glaxo 1 Police 14.

Division Two

Walney Park A 3 Roose 12, Roose A 5 Salthouse A 10, Dalton CC A 9 King Alfred B 5, Askam A 10 Barrow Island 4, Hawcoat Park B 3 Kirkby 12, Police A 10 Kirkby A 4, West Shore 11 Co-op A 3.

Division Three

Co-op B 4 West Shore A 11, Roose B 3 Hawcoat Park C 12, North Scale 12 Lindal A 2, West Mount A 13 Walney Park B 1, Barrow Island A 4 Glaxo A 11.