The latest bowls action came thick and fast for clubs in the area.

Datchworth’s week of bowling got off to a good start on Monday night when their men travelled to Hertford’s Hartham to play Sele Farm in the County’s Men’s Club Championship, returning with a 57-42 success.

They went undefeated across the three rinks, the 19-11 win for Keith Smith, Ian Green, Steve Arnold and Peter Hills just edging the 19-12 victory for George Campbell, Steve Chamberlain, Rob Hazeu and Les Parsley.

The final quartet of Dickie Jackson, Graham Akers, Derek Henley and Jim Smith had a tussle all the way through their game, dropping a shot on the final end to draw 19-19.

There was a friendly loss at home to Royston, 60-36 overall with all three rinks beaten, but there was better news in the Stevenage Mixed League when Stevenage visited Turkey Farm.

Datchworth ran out 49-39 winners with rink wins for Chris Hills, Jack Harper, Graham Akers and Steve Arnold as well as Dickie Jackson, Jan Smith, Richard Harper and Peter Hills.

In total 16 league games have been declared and it is Baldock Town who lead the way, clocking up 21 points from four matches.

The latest was a 47-37 success over Stevenage with wins on all three rinks. They also beat them 64-29 in a midweek friendly but lost to Sandy Conservative Club.

Second place in the league belongs to Howard Garden who have 19 points from five games.

Their busy week started with a SML Knockout Cup match against Aston which they won convincingly 100-44.

Their two league fixtures saw one win, also over Aston, this one 60-38, and one loss, 46-44 away to Riverain.

Third place in the league is held by Letchworth Garden City with 12 points after three games.

Defending champions St Ippolyts have made a good start with two wins from two.

The first, away at Howard Garden, resulted in a 45-42 win, with two rink wins, and they then took a clean sweep at home to Riverain, three from three in a 73-34 success.

Three Horseshoes played their first game, away to Letchworth Garden City, and they won it by one shot, 44-43.

North Herts Bowls Club had mixed results over three matches

They suffered a big defeat away to Letchwoth, the only bit of joy a 15-15 rink draw for skip Paul Riseborough.

However, it was a different story at home where they began with a 50-44 victory over Sandy, Lynne Brown and Robin Edmett leading the winning rinks.

And they followed that up with another home success, 59-50 against Steeple Morden.

Riseborough again led a winning rink, two of the others ending in defeat with one draw, and there was a good debut for Alan Byram.