Although the top two in Division Two of the Furness and District Bowling League (Sponsored by John Sharples Letting Agents) look to be away and gone, the race to finish top is back in the balance after last week's results.

Leaders Roose travelled to Kirkby A and found the home side in feisty mood. In a tight game the village side took the aggregate points thanks to a good win from David Turnough (21-9), while Ivor Broome swept to a 21-10 victory along with Mark Fell.

Roose’s top two, Mikes Hool and Watt, continue to improve with age like fine wines as they had good wins against tough opponents.

West Shore have pushed Roose all the way this year and are now back within touching distance as they leathered near neighbours King Alfred B 11-3. Merit leader Steve Hunter continued to impress as he danced to a 21-8 victory, with Paul Lavender (21-5), Paul Wrathall (21-7) and Dave Leach (21-9) all weighing in with single-figure wins. The Alfred’s Keith Johnson was unstoppable as he won 21-2.

Police A seem to be showing ambitions of a promotion push themselves next year and had captain Nigel Burns doing cartwheels after they whitewashed Askam A 14-0.

Paul Lewis was a great 21-6 victor, with Neville Chanin also winning well, a score matched by Richard Allen showing he is match fit after his enforced break.

Salthouse A sit in third place but will be disappointed with this week's haul as they visited King Alfred B and lost 8-6 before winning 8-6 at home to Co-op A. Dave Thompson was the only man to win both games for the Salthouse, although Adam Millar had an excellent 21-6 victory in a rare outing for the A team.

A team to take advantage of their double fixture was Kirkby, who picked up 22 points with defeats of Barrow Island (12-2) and Co-op A (10-4). Malcolm Cleasby was awesome in winning 21-3 against the Island with Stephen Hurst showing winning is infectious as he ran out a 21-6 victor himself.

Walney Park A looked to have a mountain to hike up to avoid the drop but after a string of decent results now have a fighting chance as they are 17 points from safety but with two games in hand. They visited the team currently occupying the last safety spot and will be smiling after a close 8-6 defeat. Mike Davey at the top of the sheet was in amazing form as he won 21-6 for Walney.

Hawcoat Park B now have their eyes looking up at possible safety for the first time in a while after an excellent 10-4 defeat of Dalton CC A, The Gorgeous Georges, Dodd and Mcfarlane, led the way for the Park while Jimmy Bridle continued his fine form for the Cricket, winning 21-7.


Division One

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

Division Two

Police A 14 Askam A 0, Kirkby 10 Co-op A 4, King Alfred B 8 Salthouse A 6, West Shore 11 King Alfred B 3, Kirkby A 8 Roose 6, Kirkby 12 Barrow Island 2, Salthouse A 8 Co-op A 6, Hawcoat Park B 10 Dalton CC A 4, Roose A 8 Walney Park A 6.

Division Three

Glaxo A 14 Walney Park B 0, West Mount A 10 Salthouse B 4, Lindal A 10 Red River A 4, Co-op B 5 Hawcoat Park C 10, Glaxo A 8 West Mount 6, Walney Park B 9 West Shore A 5, Salthouse B 11 Co-op B 3, Red River A 10 West Mount A 4.