First played second in Division One of the Alan Myerscough (Ford) sponsored Ulverston and District Bowling League and it proved to be a titanic battle as Dalton CC became the first team to defeat Red River at home this season.

Steven Davey laid claim to the 'King For A Day' crown, as his 21-4 victory ensured Dalton took the three aggregate points and the game 9-6. Alan Turner Jr responded for the Reddies with a 21-8 win of his own. Although the result closed the gap slightly at the top, Dalton are still viewed as an outsider for the title.

Lindal capitalised on the battle at the Red River to move into second place in the table after an 11-3 demolition of Post Office.

Lindal’s top performers were the experienced Andy Armstrong and Alf Moore, who were having a blast on their own patch, winning 21-3 and 21-8, respectively.

Hawcoat Park inflicted the heaviest defeat of the week on a Co-op A side preparing to say goodbye to the top flight. Kenny Judge won 21-3 for Hawcoat in a game where five of the team won to single figures including Roy Moxham and Bob Stewart (both to 7), while Tony Galloway saved the whitewash with an excellent 21-18 victory.

It is troubled times at Ulverston Cons, who just two years ago were crowned champions. Now they look destined for the drop after another heavy defeat, this time away at Co-op. Dave Irvine won to 21-4 for the Co-op to lead the charge with Steve Waugh and Ian Sim weighing in with 21-6 victories of their own.

King Alfred have just four more weeks to hold on to the trophy and are looking for as high a placing as possible when September ends. This week they managed an 8-6 victory at home to Askam, with Mike Hool and Jeff Hinde being the star men with 21-4 and 21-5 wins, respectively.

Glaxo and Salthouse met at the Ulverston green with the home side taking the game 9-5. Stephen Viney led the way with an excellent 21-7 win.. For Salthouse, Danny Rogers was in scintillating form as he was an impressive 21-2 winner.

An improving Walney Park comfortably despatched of Roose with Kristian ‘The Ogre’ Ogilvie showing he is more than just a basket case with a brilliant 21-9 victory. Mike Watt led the fightback for Roose, winning 21-14, but couldn’t stop the home team taking the game 10-4.


Division One

Hawcoat Park 13 Co-op A 1, Lindal 11 Post Office 3, Co-op 11 Ulverston Cons 3, Walney Park 10 Roose 4, Glaxo 9 Salthouse 5, King Alfred 8 Askam 6, Red River 6 Dalton CC 9.

Division Two

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