The Stevenage Mixed League continues to dominate the attentions of bowls clubs - but there is plenty of other competitions going on as well.

Datchworth were actually in SML Knockout Cup action, falling to an 86-75 loss at Riverain.

Two mixed triples were played at home and two away, and each club managed one win at each venue.

Datchworth’s home winners were Barbara Williams, George Campbell and Derek Henley with a 31-12 victory while Lucy and Daniel Williams, plus skip Steve Chamberlain, had a 31-18 triumph in Hitchin.

In the end though rink wins of 31-5 and 25-8 sent Riverain through.

Datchworth were also in WHBL action, winning 37-29 away to Welwyn & District Wanderers, while they had three away friendlies.

They began with a 77-66 win over neighbours Tewin and ended with a comfortable 125-51 win at Buntingford.

In between though was a 45-35 loss to Townsend.

In the SML itself, there was a 61-50 win for Letchworth Garden City away to Three Horseshoes, thanks to a strong performance by Sue Sinclair, Lynn Bailey, Christopher Ottaway and Keith Castle who won their rink 34-9.

Whitethorn continued their stellar run of form with a 52-32 win over Howard Garden, picking up five league points.

Whitethorn won on two rinks, those skipped by Chris Morley (19-5) and Angela Fabris (21-12).

Both club's had other competitions to focus on as well.

Howard Garden won 55-13 at home to Letchworth Conservative Club in the County League, both rinks winning, while Whitethorn won 16-10 against Hitchin in the Letchworth District Triples thanks to the efforts of Tony Pinchin, Dave Marr and Chris Morley.

There was a loss in the Team 10 for Whitethorn against Baldock while a friendly match against Hertford resulted in a 57-49 defeat, only one of the three rinks winning.

Baldock Town had a couple of games against Stevenage Town in major competitions, with varying degrees of success.

In the National Tony Allcock competition they lost 33-27 but the County Top Ten saw victory by three disciplines to one.

North Herts Bowls Club played a home match against Shephalbury of Stevenage and all four of the hosts' rinks suffered badly as they fell to 94-35 loss.

That included the team of Sylvia Bachelor, John Wigglesworth and John Atkinson who were tied at 11-11 midway through, only for Shephalbury to race away in the second part of the contest, winning 24-13.