Howard 6 remain bottom of Div. 2 after this week's 7-3 defeat at Boxley 2. Once again Andy Marchant was Howard's best player winning twice against Lyndon Gurr and Derek Myers but lost out to treble winner Barry Roles. Howard's other point was won by new Div 2 recruit Lewis Browning, who beat Myers and also took Gurr to 5 legs before just losing 11-9 in the decider. Phil Marchant is having a tough start to the season and was unlucky again in this match losing in 5 to both Myers and Gurr.