The latest bowls news from around the region courtesy of Stuart Greenhalgh…

THE Red Lion Ladies went one better than last week in the Mid-Cheshire Ladies League, winning all eight games at home to Lady Owls.

Winnington Ladies and Barnton A both won their home games, with Winnington beating Bunbury 151-121 and Barnton A winning 145-122 against Norley A.

On Tuesday night, Castle Ladies stayed connected with the top three by beating Davenham Ladies 166-80.

Meanwhile, four Mid-Cheshire League teams completed their rearranged games on Thursday night, with Frodsham Red Lion A’s 201-151 win over Rudheath Bowls A taking them to the top of the Premier League.

Comerbach A won 181-167 at Alsager Institute, which leaves Helsby v Kingswood as the only rain-affected match still to be played.

Friday night saw Castle Sports A pick up a 193-160 win over Wharton Cons A while Frodsham Red Lion A managed all 10 winners at home to Castle Sports B.

Now only two teams remain unbeaten in the Premier League and unsurprisingly, they hold the two top spots with Frodsham top and Castle second.

It is a similar story in Section Four, where Comberbach C hold the top spot with Cuddington second – both remain unbeaten with five wins out of five.

Saturday gave us the first qualifying night of the Castle Sports Classic. Each Saturday brings 16 bowlers to the club and at the end, two qualifiers go forward to the final night.

The first two qualifiers were Clay Flattley and Matt Gilmore – Matt had a comfortable ride through to the final night with a 21-13 win being his closest game while Clay had a very tough first-round match against Ian Wassell, just coming through 21-20.

Wharton Cons hosted their first competition of the season on Sunday and around 10 hours of pairs bowling ended with a terrific final with Aidrian Faulkner and Tom Vickers just beating Matty Worden and Neil Snodgrass 21-20.

The severe weather held off until the semi-finals, when the heavens opened, and the rain fell.

The green held up well to the rain and gave a great final, with the winners taking £250 and the losing finalists getting £150.