IT is still all to play for in the Alan Myerscough Ford-sponsored Ulverston and District Bowling League.

The title race is wide open, as at least five teams fancy their chances of taking top spot.

Such has been the closeness of results this season, it remains hard to choose between them.

Champions Ulverston Cons A played a double-header, following up a comfortable 11-4 win at Kirkby with a great 10-4 home success against leaders Salthouse, a result which moved them within five points of the Raglan Street outfit. Steve Carruthers, Simon Walker and Ray Postlethwaite all gaining double successes for the Cons.

Only 24 hours earlier, Salthouse had travelled to Walney Park and returned with an impressive 10-5 victory in a close-fought game, where 21-14 was the biggest margin. The top-three of Millar, Rogers and Lloyd carried on their impressive form, while the Park looked to the youth of Ryan Smith and Luke Moxham.

More results like this week’s 12-2 victory against Askam will see King Alfred right in the mix come season's end. Top man Danny Edmonds was unstoppable, with Jeff Hinde and John Kolbe supporting with single-figure wins. Askam once again had the Knowles family to thank for their points, as Kenny and Lian both won to 19, saving the whitewash by just 4 points.

In fourth place sit a Co-op team who were unfancied at the start of the year. But after setting off like startled rabbits they have continued to keep pace with the leaders. Visiting the difficult Roose green, they will be delighted to have won 10-5. Dave Irvine and Alan Fay both recorded single-figure successes, while top man Derek Yates had a brilliant display for Roose, with Paul Lewis and Chris Corkill backing him up well.

Never count out Red River, who are still in touch but need a big run of results. They will have been disappointed with only an 8-6 victory on their difficult home green against a strong Lindal Moor. Dave Shaw had a great 21-7 victory for the River, with Ian France replying in kind.

Glaxo visited Hawcoat Park and suffered single-figure defeats in half the games as the homesters showed their class in a 10-4 win. Kenny Judge led the way, with Roy Moxham and Matthew Ryder joining him in the winners' circle. Terry Rhodes and Norman McLeod Jnr were best for Glaxo.

Home advantage counted for nothing as West Shore took on their tenants Post Office.

On the night, it was the Posties that took to the green better, coming out on top 10-5.

Masterful bowler Zach Walker was in scintillating form at top man, with a 21-2 victory with Martin Lavender and Ian Pullin recording single-figure triumphs of their won.

Even Paul Wrathall's 21-9 win for the Shore could not not them falling to defeat.