THE Warrington and North Cheshire Bowls Association Centenary Trophy is starting to gather pace.

Second round fixtures will be played on Friday evening, with third-round ties taking place on Monday. Play starts at 7pm on both nights.

Meanwhile, the Brian Welsby Pairs competition at Grange Sports and Social Club gets underway on Monday, September 30.

Play will follow every night of that week, with finals night on Saturday, October 5. Matches get underway at 7pm every night except for finals night, which starts at 5pm.

For more information, contact Pete Rowles on 01925 571604.

Centenary Trophy fixtures, Friday, 7pm:

Penketh Tavern/Burtonwood A v Longbarn/Irish Club at Alford Hall, Alford Hall A/GESM A v Tetley A/Padgate Canaries at Monk Sports, Red Lion B/Tetley C v St Oswalds A/Cadishead at Bulls Head, Stag A v Bulls Head A at Croft, Alford Hall B/Eagle B v Eagle A/Stag B at Red Lion, Croft/St Albans v Penketh BC/Woolston A at Culcheth Sports, Tetley D/Woolston B v Grange A at Burtonwood, Vulcan v Tetley B at Brooklands, Brooklands v Grange C at King and Queen, Crosfields v St Oswalds B at Grange No1, Monk Sports A v Alford Hall C at Cadishead, Orford WM v Grappenhall B at Eagle Sports, Burtonwood B v Grange B at Tetley No2, Grange D v Culcheth Sports A at Woolston, Bulls Head B v King and Queen B at Padgate T&BC, Red Lion A v Richmonds A at Grange No2

Warrington and North Cheshire Bowls Association results:

Monday, Section A: Burtonwood A (4) 200 Grange A (11) 231, Tetley A (8) 221 Red Lion A (7) 230, Alford Hall A (6) 212 St Oswalds A (9) 234, Alford Hall B (2) 188 Woolston A (13) 247

Section B: Tetley B (6) 208 Tetley D (9) 223, Culcheth A (7) 220 Grappenhall B (8) 229, Cadishead Cons (10) 228 Penketh Tavern (4) 206, Stag Inn A (5) 200 Bulls Head B (10) 233

Section C: Padgate T&BC (9) 221 Penketh Park (5) 214, Grappenhall A (3) 179 Vulcan (12) 241, St Albans (13) 247 Grange B (1) 191, Eagle B (10) 231 St Oswalds B (4) 220

Section D: Bulls Head A (11) 234 Burtonwood B (3) 210, Richmonds A (9) 221 Eagle A (5) 211, Longbarn BC (9) 230 Brooklands (5) 212, Tetley C (7) 221 Crosfields A (8) 234

Section E: St Patricks (12) 242 Stag Inn B (2) 171, Grange C (6) 221 Orford WM (8) 235, Grange D (12) 246 Culcheth B (2) 209, Red Lion B (10) 221 Padgate Canaries (4) 212