26th Nov, 2020

Top-two dream alive for Bromsgrove - H&W Winter League latest

Ben Tyler 7th Feb, 2020

BROMSGROVE B’s hopes of a top-two finish remain alive after a 6-4 triumph over Madley in Division Two of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Women’s Winter League.

Kelly Kenward and Hannah Weston were unable to get Bromsgrove off to a positive start after going down in three sets to the visitors’ opening duo 6-2, 6-7, 7-6.

The hosts recovered however, with Ann Banner and Isabelle Bracknall winning the second rubber 6-1, 6-3, followed by Kenward and Weston’s impressive 6-1, 6-0 success in the penultimate match.

Despite suffering defeat in the final rubber, when Banner and Bracknall lost out 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, the successive straight-sets victories were enough to give third-placed Bromsgrove the bulk of the points.

Leaders David Lloyd Bromsgrove A stay top of Men’s Division One after seeing off sixth-placed Stourbridge A 8-2.

George Southall and James Nolan got DL off to a flier by running away with the first encounter 6-2, 6-3 against Richard Banno and Denham Williams, though the alternative pairing of Liam Hadfield and James Troth had a more difficult time in their 7-5, 6-2 defeat by Adam Tranter and Jack Hingley.

Hadfield and Troth recovered to fire their way past Banno and Williams 6-2, 6-2, followed by Southall and Nolan’s 6-3, 6-0 thrashing of Tranter and Hingley.

DL Bromsgrove are 12 points clear at the top of the division, although nearest rivals Worcester have a game in hand.

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