It’s as you were in the Second Division of the Alan Myerscough (Ford)-sponsored Ulverston and District Bowling League, with the top four matching each other blow for blow.

Leaders Salthouse A maintained their comfortable lead at the top with a great 11-4 victory away at Glaxo A. Top man Mike Singleton was top performer for the Raglan Street outfit along with Dave Hawkrigg, both winning 21-7. The win kept Singleton’s hope of the merit title very much alive along with his twin Mark, who also won at number two.

It is still too tight to call who will follow Salthouse into Division One next year. Dalton CC A are, however, still in pole position after their 10-5 defeat of West Mount. Kevin ‘Cheese’ Edwards was ‘E-dam unstoppable’ as he cruised to a 21-8 victory for the Cricketers.

Kirkby continued their dominance on their own green to lie third after a comprehensive 10-4 defeat of West Shore. Peter Lee inflicted only the second defeat of the year on merit leader Steven Hunter, again to the tightest of score lines (21-20). Stephen Hurst and Noel McAlley chipped in with good single-figure.

Lindal A’s home form has kept them in the promotion race this year and they continued in that form as they dismantled Askam A 11-3 in a game where five of the team won to single figures. Kevin Rooney led the charge, winning 21-5, with Dave Leach and Reuben Macpake both winning 21-8.

Bottom club Walney Park A had one of their better results of the year as they managed to take seven games at home to Roose A, losing the aggregate and therefore the game 8-7. Leo Clarke continued his good form as he led the way for the Park in winning 21-15.

Hawcoat Park A had the biggest win of the week in defeating Kings Head 12-2. Tony Lashmar was unstoppable as he ran out a 21-4 winner, with Paul Davies (21-5) and Alan Artis (21-8) not far behind. Barry Fitzgerald was himself in fine form for the Head, winning 21-5.

At the other end of the scale, Police and Barrow Island fought out the closest game. After sharing the games six apiece, the home side took the game by just seven chalks winning 8-6. Peter Classick lived up to his name, romping to a 21-5 win for the Coppers.


Division One

Dalton CC 10 King Alfred 4, Salthouse 5 Lindal 10, Roose 5 Glaxo 10, Post Office 5 Red River 10, Askam 6 Co-op 9, Ulverston Cons 5 Hawcoat Park 10, Co-op A 0 Walney Park 15.

Division Two

Lindal A 11 Askam A 3, Hawcoat Park A 12 Kings Head 2, Kirkby 10 West Shore 4, West Mount 5 Dalton CC A 10, Police 8 Barrow Island 6, Walney Park A 7 Roose A 8, Glaxo A 4 Salthouse A 11.