Stratford Take Wildmoor Tennis Crown

Wildmoor Spa Tennis League Final Week

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 07:09pm
Old Stratford and Drayton, Stratford-on-Avon
By Corin Bishop
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The final week of the Wildmoor Spa Men's Tennis League, covering South Warwickshire and parts of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, was played last week.  Stratford-on-Avon already crowned, celebrated with a 3-1 victory in their last match away to Studley who are confirmed relegated to Division One.  This gave Stratford a total of 46 points and 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 the runners-up awards on a points difference over the season of plus 34 to Ardencote’s plus 22.  Finally, Evesham claimed fourth place thanks to their 3-1 win over bottom of the table and relegated Claverdon 3-1.

Division One had already declared HDA Redditch as champions as they too finished on top of the Table with 46 points.  They had an easy last match beating Studley B 4-0 who are relegated alongside Whitnash to Division Two.  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).  One final result saw Littleton (30 points) claim fourth spot after beating Snitterfield (28) 3-1.  This division had seen the tightest battle ever for promotion in the league.

Chipping Campden A were crowned as champions of Division Two with 48 points and enjoyed a final 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 in third with 40 points.  Snitterfield B (28) finished fourth with a 2-2 draw with Aston Cantlow who were the bottom side and relegated.  Lastly, 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 as Shipston beat Henley B 3-1 and Alcester beat Claverdon C 4-0 in their final matches.  Henley B lost out in third just three points off promotion, having lost that final match to the champions.  HDA Redditch B were fourth but drew their last fixture 2-2 with Inkberrow B.  Inkberrow C and Ilmington are the two relegated teams down to Division Four next year.  

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.  HDA C of Redditch won their final match 4-0 over relegated Littleton B and leaving HDA in fourth place.  A last match saw Wildmoor Spa A beat bottom and relegated Moreton-in-Marsh C 3-1.

Finally, in Division Five, champions Bidford-on-Avon A (47) celebrated at home by beating Shipston B 3-1.  It was a double club celebration as their 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 this year, Warwickshire County Council finished a credible fourth and drew their last fixture 2-2 with Chipping Campden C.  Finally, HDA D of Redditch beat Wildmoor Spa B 3-1. 


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