The two best sides in Div 1 met at the Howard Centre and the home side came out on top 7-3 thereby inflicting only the 2nd defeat of the season on Parkwood. This result confirms Howard 3's promotion to the Premier League with one game to spare. Mathematically Parkwood need one more point from their final match to clinch the title. Alex Clarke, Roger Morley and John Kane all won twice in a solid team performance with Ross Childs responding with two wins for the away side and another Player of the Match Award. Vince Spicer added a single but teammate Dave Hopkins had his first blank night of the season. Howard also took the Doubles and will finish 2nd in the Doubles Averages with Upnor winning again.