Calvin Howarth Passes 300-Point Mark

Calvin Howarth's 25 points in Friday's Celtic League victory against Llanelli Scarlets hoisted his career tally for Glasgow over 300 points. He now has 307, only four points adrift of his Glasgow colleague, Dan Parks, Scotland's stand-off.Those two, however, are still far short of the Glasgow record that Tommy Hayes set with 1183 points.Howarth has struck a rich vein in his place-kicking. After two misses in the 36-22 win against The Borders earlier this month he has scored with 18 successive kicks - six conversions and 12 penalty goals.Parks, though, is on an ever better run, though that has been interrupted by Scotland duty. He has kicked 20 in a row - 14 in the Celtic League and then six in Heineken Cup matches before he switched into the Scotland squad for the autumn Tests.Within that sequence, Parks had six successful kicks as well as two tries in scoring 24 points in the 34-20 win against Ulster. His points haul that Hughenden evening set a Glasgow record in the Celtic League.But when Glasgow returned to league business - after the two Heineken matches - Howarth promptly broke his colleague's record by scoring 26 points in the home victory against the Borders with a conversion and eight penalty goals. His penalty tally matched the league record that David Humphreys had set for Ulster against Neath in November 2001.Howarth has scored 65 points in his past three matches - those 26 against The Borders, then 14 in defeat at Cardiff, and 25 most recently in the 40-29 win against Llanelli, the league's defending champions.In all this season, Howarth has notched 67 points. His only score before this month was when, as a replacement, he converted Donnie Macfadyen's late try in the defeat by Ospreys at Swansea early last month.With that tally, Howarth stands fifth in the league's list of scorers this season - behind Gavin Henson (Ospreys) on 97, Parks on 91, Paul Burke (Munster) on 80, and Paul Warwick (Connacht) on 69.Calvin Howarth's 25 points in Friday's Celtic League victory against Llanelli Scarlets hoisted his career tally for Glasgow over 300 points. He now has 307, only four points adrift of his Glasgow colleague, Dan Parks, Scotland's stand-off.Those two, however, are still far short of the Glasgow record that Tommy Hayes set with 1183 points.Howarth has struck a rich vein in his place-kicking. After two misses in the 36-22 win against The Borders earlier this month he has scored with 18 successive kicks - six conversions and 12 penalty goals.Parks, though, is on an ever better run, though that has been interrupted by Scotland duty. He has kicked 20 in a row - 14 in the Celtic League and then six in Heineken Cup matches before he switched into the Scotland squad for the autumn Tests.Within that sequence, Parks had six successful kicks as well as two tries in scoring 24 points in the 34-20 win against Ulster. His points haul that Hughenden evening set a Glasgow record in the Celtic League.But when Glasgow returned to league business - after the two Heineken matches - Howarth promptly broke his colleague's record by scoring 26 points in the home victory against the Borders with a conversion and eight penalty goals. His penalty tally matched the league record that David Humphreys had set for Ulster against Neath in November 2001.Howarth has scored 65 points in his past three matches - those 26 against The Borders, then 14 in defeat at Cardiff, and 25 most recently in the 40-29 win against Llanelli, the league's defending champions.In all this season, Howarth has notched 67 points. His only score before this month was when, as a replacement, he converted Donnie Macfadyen's late try in the defeat by Ospreys at Swansea early last month.With that tally, Howarth stands fifth in the league's list of scorers this season - behind Gavin Henson (Ospreys) on 97, Parks on 91, Paul Burke (Munster) on 80, and Paul Warwick (Connacht) on 69.