Shipston also tasted victory in a 29-13 success at Upton in Midlands 2 West (South) and Southam won 34-23 at home to Cheltenham North in Midlands 3 West (South).

In Midlands 4 West (South), relegation-threatened Alcester’s troubles continued when they crashed 41-7 at South Warwickshire rivals Harbury. Claverdon trounced basement club Keresley 67-14.

For full coverage of the local rugby scene, see Thursday’s Stratford Herald.