Silksworth Rangers, who next season will be renamed Silksworth CW, are the wooden spoonists
and Easington Colliery are second from bottom.
Leicestershire, last season's the wooden spoonists
, got their new campaign off to a winning start with a 29-15 victory over East Midlands at Long Buckby.
While the wooden spoonists
were going down to the worst defeat of their inaugural season Wigan were completing their remarkable turnaround in fortunes with a 38-16 victory over second-placed Hull.
Bensham Jockey B look set to be the wooden spoonists
( with only one game left they are two points and five frames behind Shakespeare.
The Toulouse hero acknowledged that his team will go into the fray today as clear-cut favourites against the wooden spoonists
from last season - and that is what has made him so nervous.
Unity's despair was Smethwick's joy, as the last-day washout meant they were unable to be caught by the wooden spoonists
Jarrow St Bedes were also in the championship frame before ending third while Washington Dunlop are the wooden spoonists
with just one point after having nine deducted for infringements.