VICTORY Hall A recovered from losing the first four blocks to beat title-rivals Railway A in the Knutsford Friday League’s latest round.

They trailed by 31 chalks before wins for Syliva Buckley, Bob Spilsbury, Terry Norman and Stephen Buckley – two of those to single figures – turned the contest their way.

A 16th win of the season leaves them 83 points clear at the Division One summit with six games left.

At the bottom, Goostrey A kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation when they saw off Swettenham A by a 10-shot margin on home turf.

It was a week to forget for away teams in Division Two, when three sides failed to amass 100 chalks.

Swettenham B were the highest scorers, racking up 158 at home to Oughtrington B as they returned six winning cards.

Church Inn A recorded only a third league victory of the campaign when they saw off back-markers Warford Park A.


Knutsford Friday Bowling League

Week 16

Friday, August 11

Division One: Chelford A 124-155 Railway B; Goostrey A 133-128 Swettenham A; High Legh A 141-124 Mere B; Mere A 153-112 Church Inn B; Railway A 127-137 Victory Hall A

Division Two: Church Inn A 133-96 Warford Park A; Oughtrington A 152-106 Chelford B; Swettenham B 158-95 Oughtrington B; Victory Hall B 155-87 High Legh B; Warford Park B 153-114 Goostrey B