10th Dec, 2019

Bromsgrove Men's C secure hard-earned victory over Worcester

Craig Gibbons 27th Jul, 2017

BROMSGROVE’S Men’s C had to battle hard to claim victory over Worcester D in Herefordshire and Worcestershire Summer League Division Five East.

Playing at second pair, Tim Roland with Pete Morris opened with a comfortable win against Worcester’s third pair before bamboozling the opposition first pair with an exhibition of lobbing to win 6-0, 6-2.

At third pair Jack Walters with Max Feltham beat their opposite pair to give Bromsgrove three wins.

Unfortunately the first pair of John Casey with Tim Wright came unstuck in tense three-set battles which both went to tie breaks in the final set and they were pipped in both 11-9 and 10-8 respectively.

However, the sets they won meant Bromsgrove took the win bonus points.

Captain Casey said: “It was disappointing not to get more points in such a close battle, but Tim and Pete showed great awareness to get two vital wins.”

The Men’s F went down 4-2 to Worcester G in Division Nine East.

The anticipated tight match became even harder for Bromsgrove as Worcester fielded three new players, including a coach.

Josh Baldwin with junior Isaac Bridge were the stars with two wins over Worcester’s first and second pairs.

Rob Kindon with junior Lukas Pye, making his senior debut, fought hard but lost a close three-set match and their opening two-set match on tie breaks.

Veterans Brian Barton with Alan Colley put in good performances but could not overcome the strong Worcester pairs.

Captain Kindon said: “Both Lukas and Isaac played really well and are great additions to the senior teams.”

The Ladies D team were narrowly edged out by David Lloyd Worcester C in Division Seven East.

Ros Cooke with Lesley Hodson, Alison Douglas with Yvonne Priestman and Katherine Maund with Sue Forrest all won a rubber to leave the score tied at 3-3.

However, the count back showed the opposition had won 7-6 on sets and 61-60 on games so they took the bonus points.

Meanwhile, the Mixed B’s long journey to Morton in Marsh in Division Three ended in defeat.

With Jack Walters and Anne Simper winning the only rubber they went down 1-3.

However, the good news was the performance of Tom Round who made his first appearance.

Captain Beccy Smith said: “Tom played really well and although a junior player, he was well able to hold his own.”

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