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Wildmoor Spa Tennis League latest

Redditch Editorial 25th Jun, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

A 4-0 THRASHING of bottom but one side Littleton (nine points) sees leaders Stratford top the Wildmoor Spa Tennis League Premier Division table by four points with a total of 27 after week nine.

Studley A (23) stay second despite drawing 2-2 with joint fourth placed Alcester (21). Third placed Evesham are a point further back with 22 after they too drew 2-2 with sixth placed Henley-in-Arden (14).

Joint fourth placed Ardencote Manor enjoyed a good 4-0 win over bottom team Studley B (7).

Stratford were dominant over visitors Littleton as they claimed a straight sets victory. Adam Moran and Will Morley-Cotterall beat Sean Witheford and Chris Elliott 6-1, 6-0 and defeated Jack Philpott and Simon Blewitt (Littleton) 7-5, 6-3.

Stratford captain Tim Page with top player Callum Bailey beat Philpott and Blewitt 6-3, 6-1 and saw off Witheford and Elliott 6-1, 6-2.

Ardencote Manor also enjoyed maximum points in beating bottom side Studley B in straight sets. Ardencote captain Myles Wilcox-Smith and Christian Hardy beat Oliver Smith and Dave Douglas 6-4, 6-1 and defeated Chris McGregor and Mark Eftichiou 6-0, 6-4.

Ben Summers and John Brain (Ardencote) beat McGregor and Eftichiou 6-1, 6-0 and toppled Smith and Douglas 6-0, 6-1.

Second placed Studley A dropped two points in their pursuit of Stratford after being held to a 2-2 draw by Alcester.

Stuart Beach and Alex Woodbridge (Alcester) lost to Mark Willmore and Damian Hampton (Studley A) in a close match 1-6, 6-2, 0-1 (7-10), but beat Martyn Richards and Paul Farmer (Studley A) 6-1, 6-2.

Pete Watson and Tim Kenneally (Alcester) beat Richards and Farmer 6-2, 6-2, but lost to Willmore and Hampton 5-7, 4-6.

Evesham stay third after yet another 2-2 draw, this time with Henley. Neil Supperstone and Sam Turner (Henley) beat Jack Crossley and Andy Crowther (Evesham) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6) and then defeated Ray Foster-Morison and Chris Francis (Evesham) 6-1, 6-3.

Justin Pahl and Marcus Tate (Henley) lost to Foster-Morison and Francis 0-6, 6-3, 0-1 (6-10) and also to Crossley and Crowther 1-6, 1-6.

The Division One title battle hotted up as leaders Moreton-in-Marsh travelled to second placed Claverdon, where they went down 3-1. This allowed Claverdon, with a total of 23, to close the gap to just two points.

Third placed Pershore (20) had no match. Snitterfield (13) climbed into fourth place and pushed Whitnash (11) down to fifth by beating them 3-1. Bottom teams Inkberrow (11) and Aston Cantlow (4) drew 2-2.

In Division Two HDA Redditch A (31) maintained their four-point lead at the head of the division by beating sixth positioned hosts Inkberrow B (12) 4-0.

Alcester B (27) kept second spot by beating bottom but one side Chipping Campden A (11) 4-0. Hard on their heels in third are Ardencote Manor B (26) who also enjoyed a 4-0 win away to bottom side Shipston A (5).

Fourth placed Stratford B (17) were held to a 2-2 draw by FISSC (13).

Division Three saw Snitterfield B with 27 points pull clear of second placed Claverdon B (24) when Snitterfield won their match 3-1 over sixth placed Ilmington (14).

Meanwhile, Claverdon B went down to a shock 3-1 defeat to bottom but one side Alcester C (12). Studley C (21) stayed joint third by recording a 3-1 win over fifth placed Chipping Campden B (15).

Henley B kept up with Studley C in joint third when they also won 3-1 against Wildmoor Spa A (7).

Once again the leadership at the top of Division Four changed as HDA Redditch B (27) regained the honour thanks to a maximum points 4-0 win over relegation-threatened Littleton B (11).

The big match of the week was between previous table-toppers Claverdon C and third placed Inkberrow C (26), whose 3-1 victory saw them not only knock Claverdon off the top but also gain second spot and push Claverdon (25) down to third.

Mid-table Moreton-in-Marsh B (18) gained ground on the team above them – Pershore B, who lay fourth – by beating them 3-1 and they now only trail Pershore by a solitary point.

Bidford-on-Avon A (16) took a big stride away from the relegation zone with a 4-0 away win over bottom team Chipping Campden C (2).

Division Five leaders Warwick (28), who have led for most of the season, were knocked off the top and replaced by Redditch side HDA C (30) after the latter enjoyed a convincing 4-0 victory at Warwick.

Moreton-in-Marsh C (18) were the only other team to gain a victory when they recorded a 3-1 win over sixth placed Inkberrow D (13). Fourth placed Wildmoor Spa B (17) drew 2-2 with joint bottom side Shipston B (9).

Joint bottom Evesham B (9) drew 2-2 with fifth placed Bidford-on-Avon B (16).

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