THE Mid Cheshire Bowling League fixtures were due to conclude last Friday until the weather intervened and several fixtures were cancelled, writes David O'Brien.

Despite this, Castle Sports had already secured the Premier Division title for a fourth consecutive year with Wharton Cons in second place.

It was in Section One that the weather impacted the final fixtures as both Meadowbank's and Shavington's matches were cancelled.

Meadowbank look on course to secure the title as they lead Shavington by 51 shots with the final game to be played. Shavington should secure second position.

In Section Two, Kingswood BC took the silverware with Middlewich RBL in second place.

Danny Nixon, Wharton Cons, took the 'league average' prize in the Premier Division.

Jeff Langham, Barnton CC, tops the Section One averages table but could be passed by either James Gurney or Anthony Rowland from Meadowbank as they have their one remaining game to play.

In Section Two the 'league average' prize went to Craig Jones of Middlewich RBL.

The final day of the Middlewich RBL competitions were held on Sunday.

In the pairs competition, held in the afternoon, Paul Roberts and Jamie Fitzpatrick took the £250 first prize by defeating the Crewe pairing of Dave Bamford and Ian Howell 21-19.

In the evening the attention turned to the singles competition with a £500 first prize on offer.

The hot favourite for the title, Greg Smith, went out at the quarter- final stage, losing to Gareth Stanway 21-18.

The semi-finals saw Jack Clayton, Manchester, beat Jeremy Muff, Holmes Chapel, 21-12. In the other semi-final Stanway took out Kevin Ellis, Rudheath Social, 21-13.

The final went to the wire, but it was Clayton that took the first prize back to Manchester with a narrow 21-20 victory over Stanway.

The father and son combination of Alan and Tom Vickers won their second Norley Pairs title at Rudheath. In the final they defeated Steven Baskerville and Chris Morris 21-11.