The season is about ready to close but there are still cups and trophies to be decided in the world of bowls.

Fresh from winning their men winning the County League North crown, Baldock Town were in possibly an even more demanding competition - their own club championships.

Our club singles champions were Mary Ann Haskings and Jamie Claydon won the two singles events while Janet Turner and Martin Roberts cleaned up in the two-bowl singles.

Two players picked up two titles.

Hayden Chambers lifted the pairs title with Brian Todd and also claimed the triples with John Graham and Wendy Budge.

The latter then won the handicap singles, as did husband Steve.

The Butler Cup was won by Harry Undrell while the sets was taken by Sam Andrews.

A rearranged fixture meant they played Letchworth Garden City twice this week as well, losing 62-49 in a friendly and 45-39 in the Stevenage Mixed League.

Letchworth won on two of the three rinks in the SML clash, skips Giovanni Cataldo and Tony Sinclair leading those, while the top skips in the friendly were Haidee Castle, winning 21-10, and Christine Ottaway, 18-10.

Datchworth's one SML game of the week brought a 48-44 loss at home to Holwell.

The match had the number of ends reduced to combat the heat and the three rinks each had a different result.

The home win belonged to Janet Akers, George Campbell and Steve Chamberlain, with a 14-9 success, while there was a 19-19 draw for Lucy Williams, Howard Carrick, Ian Green and Peter Hills after a see-saw game that saw them trail 13-1 at the break, lead 1914 going into the final end, but then drop five on the last one.

They did claim the league point for the rink on an extra end though.

Chris Hills, Alfie Williams, Daniel Williams and Derek Henley led 11-1 after five ends but then never won again as they fell 20-11.

Datchworth's other action of the week came in Devon as part of their tour.

They began at Torbay Country Club with a 143-128 loss, despite sharing the eight rinks equally.

Their highest winning one was that of Maureen Blunt, Jan Smith, Keith Smith and Steve Arnold with a 20-10 victory.

Clyde Martindill, Les Parsley and Peter Hills led the other three.

There was a second defeat one day later at Newton Abbott, 110-87, again after sharing the rinks equally.

Chris Hills, Jenny and Phil Holzbauer and Derek Henley took the top honours this time, 21-10, 

But they ended on a high, winning their final game of the tour 87-85 at Brixham St Mary’s.

And despite the narrowness of the winning margin, they won five of the six rinks played.

Only two of them were by more than two shots though, the best of them coming in a 16-10 success for Jan Smith, Phil Holzbauer, Ian Green and Peter Hills.

Howard Garden played a friendly against neighbours Letchworth Conservative Club and finally got back into winning ways after a long run of defeats.

They notched up a 60-25 victory with the 28-3 win for the rink of Paul Donalson, David Weemys and David Grant the best of them.

North Herts Bowls Club suffered a 63-45 loss away to Hitchin before a much more resounding success at Royston, winning 49-24.

They won on all three rinks with Jeff Tebbut's team of Lynne Brown and Sue Douglas doing particularly well with a 16-8 victory.