Bromsgrove still top the table despite loss - H&W Winter League latest - The Bromsgrove Standard

Bromsgrove still top the table despite loss - H&W Winter League latest

Bromsgrove Editorial 15th Nov, 2019   0

BROMSGROVE A remain top of Men’s Division Two in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Winter League, despite suffering a first loss in the 6-4 defeat at Manor Park C.

The duo of Tom and Jim Round got the visitors off to the perfect start when they beat Manor Park’s Rory Guilding and Geoff Smith 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 though the latter pairing saw off Bromsgrove’s Royden and Steve Halfpenny 6-3, 6-0 in their next match.

Bromsgrove again came from behind to win in match three when the Halfpenny’s edged out Christopher Barr-Hamilton and Ben Westwood in a 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 thriller.

But the failure of the Round brothers to put up more of a fight in the final match, a 6-1, 6-1 defeat to Barr-Hamilton and Westwood, meant Manor Park took the overall victory.

Droitwich B and hosts Worcester D could not be separated in a 5-5 deadlock in Division Three East.

The Worcester duo of Kieran Groom and Guillaume Houillon edged the first rubber 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 against James Nam and James Stanford.

Droitwich soon hit back when Mark Jones and Joseph Maidment won 6-4, 6-2 against Chris Howard and George Fall-Taylor to go 3-2 up in sets won.

Groom and Taylor turned the tide in the hosts’ favour once more after beating Jones and Maidment 6-2, 6-1. leaving Nam and Stanford with the task of rescuing the game for Droitwich.

After losing the first set to Howard and Fall-Taylor, the best the visitors could hope for was a draw overall, but they did exactly that with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory.

In Women’s Division Four East, Bromsgrove C thrashed Ombersley A 8-2 to go fourth in the standings.

Bromsgrove were imperious in the opening three rubbers, with Claudia Bullock and Isabelle Bracknall beating Natalie Cook and Gail Hughes 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the opener

Stephanie Armstrong and Rebecca Smith impressed in a 6-0, 6-2 win against Petra Silveter and Fiona Bates, and then Bullock and Bracknall were 6-1, 6-1 winners against Bates and Silvester in match three.

Armstrong and Smith were unable to get the better of Cook and Hughes, who edged a three-setter 4-6, 6-3, 7-6.


Now, every week, you can also listen to a roundup of Bromsgrove & Droitwich Standard Local News

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need


Advertise with the Bromsgrove Standard to reach your audience


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates