The first of the season’s awards in the Deltawaite Ltd Furness Senior Citizens’ League was settled when Hawcoat Park B and Glaxo contested the Billy Hall Memorial Trophy.

The event took place under excellent conditions at Walney Park and after four games played, Hawcoat held a two-chalk advantage. They were able to increase the margin to ten chalks on completion of the match.

In Division One, bottom two teams Barrow Island A and Co-op A are adrift to the point it is unlikely they will be able to avoid relegation.

In the case of Co-op A, they were beaten 9-1 by their first team with Rodger Wood’s win preventing a whitewash, whilst Ian Sim (21-5) and the Ryder brothers each winning 21-9 headed the day for the first team.

Walney Park are the surprise strugglers in the division, this week losing 8-3 on home soil to Kirkby. Leaders Hawcoat Park were 9-1 winners against Askam. Kenny Knowles' win for the villagers preventing a clean sweep.

Meanwhile their ‘A’ team were beaten 7-3 at Salthouse. There were 8-2 home wins for King Alfred and Lindal against Barrow Island A and Roose Community, respectively. The remaining game saw West Shore win 8-3 at Dalton CC with the West brothers, Roly and Charlie, amongst their winners.

In Division Two, despite the season running until September, the promotion places are Glaxo’s and West Mount’s to lose, as they both hold commanding leads over their nearest rivals. In West Mount’s case, it would be a quick return to Division One following last season’s relegation.

Leaders Glaxo were too strong for West Shore A as they away 11-0 winners. Second-placed West Mount were equally as impressive in returning from Walney Park B 10-1 winners.

West Mount A made it a club double in beating struggling Salthouse A 8-2. In the all-Walney affair, Walney Park A saw their diminishing promotion hopes fade after losing 8-2 at neighbouring North Scale.

The closest game between Askam A and King Alfred A with the two sharing the games four each, the latter taking the aggregate points and a 7-4 win. The two Hawcoat Park sides lost with the C team losing at home to Dalton CC A while the B team were beaten at Roose.