BOWLS: HALTON A (Steve McCann 21-7) finally chalked up their first victory of the season in the Frodsham and District League when beating Willow Brook A in Division One.
Meanwhile at the top of the league, Red Lion A were far too good for Norton Arms A, having five single-figure winners, including Ken Whitby and Barry Ellams, who both had 21-2 cards.
Pavilions A moved into second place, despite defeat at Castle Park A (Brian Littler 21-8), and Red Lion B, beaten at Pavilions B (Ken Jones 21-8) are third.
Helsby B (Dave Gibbon 21-7) are clear at the top of Division Two following a home win over Tiger's Head B, but Egerton could only draw at home to Goshawk B and have dropped further behind. Helsby A had a fine win at Subscription A to close the gap in third place.
Subscription B are the new leaders of Division Three with a win at Conservative Club B where Bill Fulton returned a 21-6 card.
While Kingsley are back in second spot after beating War Memorial A (Alf Russell 21-6), last week's leaders Kingswood B are now down to third, despite winning at Crowton where Graham Donnelly had a 21-5 success.
Willow Brook B, home winners over Helsby C, now lead the fourth division from Kingswood A (Reg Shaw 21-6). Chetwode B suffered a surprise home defeat by Spinner and Bergamot, but remain third, while Pavilions C (Mike Freeman 21-5) had a good home win against Halton B.