16th Sep, 2019

Title joy for unbeaten Bromsgrove Men's E

Craig Gibbons 22nd Aug, 2018 Updated: 22nd Aug, 2018

BROMSGROVE Men’s E clinched the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Summer League Division Nine East title without losing a game following their 4-2 win away to Kempsey B.

At first pair, Ethan Oakes with Cameron Owen showed experience beyond their years as they completed two tough wins against determined opposition as Kempsey were still in the running for promotion.

The first rubber was a tight 7-6, 6-4 victory and this was followed by a tense 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 battling win.

The second pair of Harley Jones with Charlie Tait opened with a good two-set win before a tighter second rubber which they took 7-6, 6-3.

At third pair, Rob Kindon with Isaac Bridge lost their opening rubber in two sets before losing the second in three sets.

Captain Kindon said: “Winning the title is the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination from the squad.

“I’ve been really pleased at how our junior players have established themselves this season and developed into such good match players.

“The blend of experience and youth has proved to be a winning formula and we’re looking forward to next season.”

The Men’s G team just missed out on promotion, finishing joint-third in Division Ten East with Droitwich E who beat them 4-2 in their final match.

Martin German with Craig Horton and John Harrop with Stewart Roney each beat the opposition third pair to pick up four points for Bromsgrove.

The Men’s D team travelled to Malvern to take on Manor Park E in their final match with the match ending 3-3 on rubbers.

However, Division Six East leaders Manor Park took the victory 8-7 on sets.

The six points picked up for Bromsgrove could be just enough to stay in the division.

The Bromsgrove heroes were Jack Walters with Dave Brace who won both their rubbers, one in a tight final set tie break, and Dan Andrews with Justin Kai who had a fighting three-set win against the opposition first pair.

Elsewhere, the Ladies C team also finished their Division Four East season at Manor Park and suffered a 4-2 defeat.

This meant they just missed promotion, finishing in third place.

First pair Steph Armstrong and Beccy Smith won both their rubbers but the other pairs of Lisa Rushton with Gemma Calthorpe and Marie Hackett with Anne Simper couldn’t get the better of the opposition.

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