Howard 5 were the latest side to suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of Sturdee 3 in Div 2. Without Ian Gordon it was always going to be an uphill task, although the evening did start well with Greg Hackers opening victory against Mike Porter. That, however, proved to be Howard's only point as Ken George and Nicky Stokes went undefeated. Martyn Hughes did push Stokes all the way leading 2-1 in legs before Stokes won the final 2 legs. The victory gives Sturdee a 23 point lead at the top.