With one week to go in the Alan Myerscough (Ford) sponsored Ulverston and District bowling league, it is time to start congratulating teams and individuals.

Barring an absolute disaster in their last game, Salthouse A will be promoted as champions. Currently lying just one point behind Dalton CC A they should comfortably leapfrog that rival as the Cricketers have concluded their season.

Dalton’s final game saw them visit bottom club Walney Park A, resulting in a 10-5 victory which seals the second promotion spot. Richard Sharples 21-5 and Danny Smith 21-7 were the star men whilst for Walney Ged Bartlett and Billy Dodding had good wins.

Champions-elect Salthouse A were defeated by near neighbours Roose A 8-6. New to the game Gareth Brunton continued to impress for Roose as he won 21-11.

Hawcoat Park A have also now finished their season although will be disappointed in the way they did, falling to an 11-4 defeat at home to West Shore. The Shore’s Steven Hunter has been amazing all season and wrapped up the merit title with a 21-11 win.

Kings Head had one of their better results of the season as they entertained Barrow Island and ran out comfortable 11-3 victors. Rob Tooze was easily the best performer in the match running out a 21-5 winner, with Dave Gilmour and Dave Ollett backing him up with 21-11 wins. Tommy Elliot and young

Kian Goude scored the Island’s points along with a walkover. Lindal A welcomed fellow village side Kirkby to Pennington Lane, a game which ended with a 10-4 win for the home side. Young Jack Last definitely didn’t live up to his name as he was awesome in his 21-5 victory, whilst pub sport legends Dave Leach and Richard Hall won 21-9 and 21-5 respectively. Geoff

Leatherland had a great win for Kirkby 21-12 with Richard Park next best 21-16.

Glaxo A and Askam A met at the works outfit’s green and it was the away side that returned home triumphant taking the game 9-6 thanks to great single figure wins from Derek Buck and Richard Wearing 21-7 and Gary Bleasdale 21-9. Glaxo’s Andrew Page won their sweep with a comfortable 21-13 victory,

Jack Brannon backing him up 21-14. In Division 1 it is still game on after the top 2 both suffered surprise defeats. Red River were destroyed 11-3 at King Alfred, even more surprising considering the number of King Alfred bowlers currently plying their trade at the River. Lindal will be kicking themselves that they didn’t take advantage of the leaders slip up and still find themselves 3 points behind after losing away to the Coop 9-5.