September 25th, 2016

Summer tennis league draws to a conclusion

Summer tennis league draws to a conclusion Summer tennis league draws to a conclusion
Division Four champions Pershore B are pictured, left to right - Chris Lowe, Dave Morris (captain), Dave Lambert and Peter Corbishley.

ALL promotion and relegation issues have now been decided following the completion of the Wildmoor Spa Tennis League.

Premier Division champions Stratford celebrated with a 3-1 victory in their last match at Studley, who are relegated to Division One.

This gave Stratford a total of 46 points, whilst nearest rivals Alcester managed to accrue 35 after beating mid-table Henley-in-Arden 3-1 in their last fixture.

Ardencote Manor gave it their all in their final match, thrashing sixth placed Moreton-in-Marsh 4-0.

However, although they too finished with 35 points, Alcester pipped them to runners-up spot on points difference.

Evesham claimed fourth place thanks to their 3-1 win over bottom of the table and relegated Claverdon.

Division One had already declared Redditch HDA A as champions as they too finished on top of the table with 46 points.

They had an easy last match as they beat Studley B 4-0. The latter are relegated alongside Whitnash.

Alcester B just beat Ardencote Manor B to the second promotion place as Alcester B finished with 32 points to Ardencote’s 31.

Both won their final matches 4-0 – Alcester B over Whitnash and Ardencote B over Pershore A (28).

Littleton (30 points) claimed fourth spot after beating Snitterfield (28) 3-1.

This division had seen the tightest battle ever for promotion in the history of the league.

Chipping Campden A were crowned champions of Division Two with 48 points after enjoying a 4-0 victory over relegated Studley C.

Stratford B managed to pull clear with 43 to claim promotion as runners-up after they beat their competitors Inkberrow A 4-0, leaving the latter third with 40 points.

Snitterfield B (28) finished fourth after a 2-2 draw with Aston Cantlow who were the bottom side and relegated.

Mid-table FISSC and Claverdon B drew 2-2.

The Division Three title race was finally won by Shipston-on-Stour A on 39 points, with runners-up Alcester C on 37.

Both will be promoted after Shipston beat Henley B 3-1 and Alcester beat Claverdon C 4-0.

Henley B lost out in third, just three points off promotion, having lost that final match to the champions.

Redditch HDA B were fourth and drew their last fixture 2-2 with Inkberrow B.

Inkberrow C and Ilmington are the two relegated teams.

Pershore B are Division Four champions with 46 points and were happy to celebrate promotion with runners-up Warwick (37) in a 2-2 draw between the teams.

Chipping Campden B (32) were third after they beat Moreton-in-Marsh B 3-1.

Redditch HDA C won their final match 4-0 over relegated Littleton B, leaving HDA in fourth place.

Wildmoor Spa A beat bottom and relegated Moreton-in-Marsh C 3-1.

Division Five champions Bidford-on-Avon A (47) celebrated at home by beating Shipston B 3-1.

It was a double club celebration as the Bidford B team also won promotion as runners-up on 40 points. They too won their last match 4-0 against third placed Evesham B (35 points).

New side Warwickshire County Council finished a creditable fourth and drew their last fixture 2-2 with Chipping Campden C.

Redditch HDA D beat Wildmoor Spa B 3-1.

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