The Stevenage Mixed League came to a thrilling conclusion - with St Ippolyts retaining their crown in the final game.

Baldock Town had been topping the table but the champions still had a home game with Aston to come.

Fittingly that too went to the wire with the hosts indebted to seven shots gained on the 18th and final end. 

That meant St Ippolyts closed out a 47-43 success with wins on two rinks, and the five points gained putting them one above Baldock in the standings.

Those two were comfortably clear of Howard Garden in third and Three Horseshoes in fourth.

Both ended with 68 points but HG got the nod courtesy of 35 winning rinks to Horseshoes' 34.

Howard Garden finished their 2023 season with a home friendly against Shephalbury, winning 64-34 mostly due to the 36-5 success for Sandra Jordan's rink.

The last of their club competitions saw the Hospice Cup won by Katherine Graham, David Weemys and Jamie Moynes and the Lily Taylor Bowl go to Graham and Bob Rainbow. 

Datchworth's final week began with a 123-86 home defeat to Sele Farm.

The only winning triple was that of Roger Tomlinson, Julian Hales and Peter Hills who won 18-9.

They did win the final two games, the first a 51-42 success at home to Luton West End despite winning only one of three triples.

That was Alfie Williams, Janet Akers and Peter Hills who won 23-8.

The final game was also at home and ended with a 73-54 win over Bengeo.

This time they won three of the four rinks with the best of them Jim Whittle, Maureen Blunt and Steve Arnold who won 22-8.

The others were Annette Hutchinson, Dickie Jackson and Derek Henley (19-10) and Mike Usher, Barbara Williams and Rob Hazeu (19-9).

The Comet: North Herts Bowls Club at their chairman's day. Picture: NHBCNorth Herts Bowls Club at their chairman's day. Picture: NHBC (Image: North Herts Bowls Club)

North Herts Bowls Club held their annual chairman's day, expertly organised by Brian Hutchings and Linda Clark

It was a fun-packed day of 60's-themed bowls competitions with all competitions played as pairs.

The overall winners were John Skingsley and Malcolm Summerville with the runners-up being Peggy Atkins and Jeff Tebbutt.