Zoe Harrison's season may be scheduled for a late start after a broken wrist but she says she is expecting no let up in her rapid rise through the ranks at both Saracens and England.
St Albans opened the new Herts Middlesex Division One season in style with an 11-try romp over Bank of England.
Jon Clements scored twice as Colney Heath advanced to the first round proper of the FA Vase with a 2-0 home win over Haverhill Rovers.
Harpenden Bowling Club's finals day provided the usual great entertainment as 19 championships were decided.
The Beehive sit proudly at the top of Herts Advertiser Sunday League Division One after extending their perfect record to three.
Harpenden may have come up short away to Eton Manor but the performance was more than enough to keep the confidence high on their return to London One North.
Verulamians got a first-hand look at the standard required in Herts Middlesex Division One as they fell to a 42-7 defeat at London Scottish Lions.
Colney Heath and Baldock Town's reward for progression to the first round proper of the FA Vase are away trips.
Lee Ryan is looking to use a summer of adversity at Oaklands Wolves as the catalyst for a rebirth - and hopes the new faces at the Women's British Basketball League side make a big impact.
Tabard bagged three tries as they began the new London North West Three season with a convincing 23-5 home win over newly-promoted Hitchin.
Ian Allinson says St Albans City's 4-1 defeat to Weymouth was "not acceptable" despite being pleased with some aspects of the game.
A poor performance added to an equally poor score as St Albans City surrendered meekly to Weymouth in National League South.
Harpenden enjoyed a perfect weekend at the St Albans & District Bowls Association finals day as they won all three of their championship matches played.
Harpenden may have been promoted to a higher league but there were no first day nerves as they powered to an emphatic seven-try victory at home to Old Priorians.
If Colney Heath have any fears about any potential promotion to the higher league then this game should ease them.
Colney Heath Ladies lost their perfect record but remain undefeated after a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Peterborough Northern Star.
Some celebrate their 100th parkrun with balloons and cake - Harpenden Arrows,' Patrick McGuinness opted for something slightly different, however.
England legend Rocky Clark helped Old Albanian Saints make a winning start in their first game back in the Championship South.
Three goals in 10 first-half minutes set The Beehive on their way to a 5-2 win over Brookmans Park in Division One of the Herts Ad Sunday League.
St Albans City will hope riches and glory await after they were drawn at home to lower league opposition in the FA Cup second qualifying round.
Pre-season may have been going on for some time now but Harpenden's Ralph Adams-Hale was happy to take one more look back to how last season ended.
Ian Allinson says St Albans City need to push on with developing their own youth programme if they are to make missing out on the likes of Joe Newton a rarity.
They face a step up in leagues and quality but Harpenden are still setting out to make a statement in the new season.
It is time for the excuses to stop and for St Albans City to start winning games of football says manager Ian Allinson after his side lost 3-2 to National League South leaders Wealdstone.
St Albans City breached top of the league Wealdstone's defence twice but it wasn't enough as the visitors left Clarence Park with the 3-2 win.
St Albans Striders came together to honour club legend Jack Brooks as he completed his 500th marathon on home turf.
Two goals in a minute paved the way for a strong start to the Herts Advertiser Sunday League Premier Division season for AFC Rangers as they picked up a 4-1 win against AFC London Road.
Radlett confirmed their position as number one at the end of the season with a soul destroying 212-run win away to Hertford.
Former Colney Heath youngster Joe Newton has made the move into the professional game after signing for Coventry City from Royston Town.
Harpenden have to wait until the final week to confirm their place in the Herts Cricket Premier Division for another season after a three-wicket defeat at North Mymms.