Alcester move up to second after win

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ALCESTER jumped to second in the Wildmoor Spa League Division One with a 4-0 win over Inkberrow.

Captain Tim Kenneally and partner Stuart Beach beat Inkberrrow’s Nick Brooks and Matt Saunders 6-3, 6-2, and then defeated Gordon Keir and Chris Dixon (Inkberrow) 6-0, 6-0.

Oliver Allerman and Duncan Robinson (Alcester) also saw Keir and Dixon 6-0, 6-0, and then edged out Brooks and Saunders 7-6, 6-2.

In the final Premier match Henley gained their first points of the season with a 4-0 victory over Littleton. Andy Reynolds & Dave Rudge for home side Littleton did their best to deny opponents Brett Mackay & Sam Turner (Henley) before going down to the Henley pair 2-6, 7-6, 0-1 (8-10) in a close Championship Tie-Break. They then lost to Max Retallack & Neil Supperstone (Henley) in another close rubber 4-6, 6-7. Littleton’s second pair Chris Elliott & Jack Phillpott went down fighting to Retallack & Supperstone 5-7, 4-6, but lost to Mackay & Turner 0-6, 3-6.

In Division One, Studley A had no fixture but stay second and are joined on four points by sister side Studley B and Shipston-on-Stour who drew with each other 2-2.

In Division Two there was clash between the joint leaders Bidford-on-Avon and Moreton-in-Marsh. The 2-2 result meant that Moreton now head the table with five points on sets difference. Bidford are second on the same points and Whitnash are third with three points the same as Stratford B, but again only on sets difference.

Alcester B and Claverdon B anchor the division after their match was postponed due to rain and Whitnash had a free week with no match.

The first fixtures of the season began in Division Three a week after all the others as there are only six teams competing. Ilmington lead the way following a 4-0 victory over Chipping Campden B.

FISSC drew 2-2 at home to Wildmoor Spa. Unfortunately the match between Inkberrow B and Ardencote B was postponed due to rain.

Studley C were beaten 4-0 by Chipping Campden C in Division Four.

Snitterfield B moved to joint third after they drew 2-2 with Alcester C who got off the mark with this result.

In Division Five, Inkberrow C established a lead in the table on eight points following a 4-0 defeat of HDA B of Redditch.

Inkberrow D went down 3-1 to Moreton-in-Marsh, while Pershore and Wildmoor Spa B lay joint third on four points.

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