The Stevenage Mixed League continues to gather momentum with plenty of bowls clubs picking up victories.

There has been a total of 53 results declared so far with six outstanding.

Baldock Town are top of the table still, having played won eight of their 11 matches and picked up 49 points.

Howard Garden are second, two points behind but also on eight wins in 11 games, while Whitethorn are third with seven wins in nine and one draw, giving them 40.5 points.

Both of their weekend games resulted in wins, beating Riverain on two of the three rinks and 77-41 overall, and then picking up maximum points in a 60-31 success over Holwell.

They also played a friendly against Buntingford, sharing the four rinks but losing 68-59.

Baldock Town also played two SML games in a busy week of competition.

They got six points in a 93-15 win over Knebworth but then managed just one against Three Horseshoes as they lost 54-49.

There was also a defeat in the National Top Club, losing to Buntingford after winning one and drawing one of the five disciplines.

They did advance though in the County Top Ten, beating Herts BC of Watford 3-1, and the ladies had a good win over Riverain in the the North League.

A friendly at Sandy Town was won too, 59-56.

Howard Garden got maximum points in their one SML match, beating Royston 70-35.

Stuart Abery's rink was slightly behind after six ends but pulled away in the remaining 12 to win 30-11.

Howard Garden also played a midweek triples friendly at Hitchin, winning 49-45 after winning one, losing one and drawing the other.

Datchworth got their first win of the SML campaign, winning 51-39 at home to Letchworth.

Two rinks were won, the best of them being an 18-10 success for Chris Hills, Maurice Gordon, Keith Smith and Steve Arnold, while the other was drawn.

They had begun their week with a re-arranged Welwyn Hatfield League Division Two match against Welwyn Woods, ending in a 38-31 defeat. 

One rink lost but there was a draw for Howard Carrick, Keith Smith and Julian Hales.

They had dropped five shots on the penultimate end to trail 17-16 but picked up the required shot to rescue a share of the spoils.

The WHBL Jubilee Cup match against Bengeo needed an extra end to settle matters, after a 20-10 rink win at home was cancelled out by a 19-9 loss away.

However, Datchworth came through on the Bengeo green to go through.

An East Herts League Division One match at Welwyn Garden City Lions saw Datchworth Blues win 42-23.

The two rinks were shared but a comprehensive 32-3 victory for the Datchworth trio of Graham Akers, Steve Arnold and Rob Hazeu, the latter in for Les Parsley who pulled a calf muscle in the warm-up, saw Datchworth home.

The Golds lost 42-15 in Division Two, both rinks losing.