It's a centuries old game, with a gruesome history, and today it brought the people of Jedburgh out in their hundreds.
Hand Ba' is always played on the first Thursday in Lent.
It pits the two sides of the town against each other and draws spectators in from miles around. Hannah McNulty was among them
More top news
Reacting to Carlisle United's latest defeat, manager Keith Curle said that new players he has line up may provide the spark they need.
Emma Jesson brings you Sunday's forecast
The family of a man who died when his mobility scooter over-turned have paid tribute to a 'gentleman' who loved the Lake District.