ALCESTER A’s 100 per cent winning record in the Wildmoor Tennis League Premier Division was brought to an end by reigning champions Stratford-on-Avon as the two sides shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.
The Stratford first pairing of Max Hurtubise and William Morley-Cotterell managed to win both their rubbers, defeating Alcester A pair Charlie Watson and Marcus Powell 7-5, 6-4 in a tight rubber.
They then beat the second Alcester pairing of Stuart Beach and Barney Williams 6-2, 6-4.
However, on the other court the second Stratford pair of Tim Page and Jeremy Simmons went down to Beach and Williams 0-6, 4-6 and then lost to Watson and Powell 0-6, 0-6.
The 2-2 result meant that Alcester stay top by two points.
Pershore proved too strong for Littleton with a comfortable 4-0 win.
Matt Sime and Steve Bauer (Pershore) beat Sean Witheford and Ali Witheford (Littleton) 6-2, 6-4 and then beat Richard Herborn and Rosie Phillpot (Littleton) 6-0, 6-0.
Jon Guppy and Charlie Crisp (Pershore) beat Herborn and Phillpot 6-1, 6-1 and then defeated Witheford and Witheford 6-3, 7-5.
Chipping Campden B played host to Alcester B, which resulted in a very hard-fought mid-table draw.
Tom Partridge and Taylor Ferrier (Campden) beat Gareth Price and Matt Fielding (Alcester B) 7-5, 7-6 before downing Pete Watson and Sam Thruston-nend (Alcester B) 7-6, 6-3.
Tobias Kemp and George Richards (Campden) lost to Watson and Thruston-nend 5-7, 6-7 and lost to Price and Fielding 6-7, 5-7.
At the bottom of the table, Evesham took on Henley-in-Arden. The top Henley pairing of Tom Griffiths and Rob West took both their rubbers, beating Paul Everatt and Simon Wall (Evesham) 6-4, 6-1 and then beating Andrew Crowther and Emmanuel Winstone (Evesham) 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 after a championship tie-break.
On the other court Max Retallack and Carrick Waldron (Henley) lost to Crowther and Winstone 4-6, 2-6, and then lost to Everatt and Wall 5-7, 5-7.
In Division One, Ardencote Manor stay top of the table, despite being held to a 2-2 draw by third-placed Moreton-in-Marsh.
Redditch A are second after they recorded a 4-0 victory over Stratford B.
Surprisingly for such a big club, Stratford B only turned up with one pair and were docked a point by the league for this offence.
In a bottom-of-the-table match Alcester C managed a 3-1 win over Shipston-on-Stour.
Fourth placed Claverdon (8) had no match.
Division Two saw Ardencote Manor A pull away as clear leaders after they defeated Chipping Campden B 4-0, but two of the rubbers went to tie-breaks.
Pershore B dropped to second, despite their 3-1 win over bottom side Henley B.
Snitterfield kept close on their heels with a 4-0 defeat of mid-table Ardencote B.
Once again, though, Snitterfield only just took two of the rubbers after tie-breaks.
Fourth-placed Warwick were held to a 2-2 draw by the joint-bottom side Claverdon B.
Bidford A remain on top of Division Three thanks to a 4-0 victory over basement boys Inkberrow C.
Redditch B defeated the penultimate team Evesham B 3-1 to stay second.
Shipston B moved up to third following their 3-1 win over fourth-placed Chipping Campden C (10) while Studley B enjoyed a 3-1 victory over Inkberrow B.
Division Four remained unchanged as Stratford C retained their lead at the top thanks to a 4-0 victory over Warwickshire County Council.
Wildmoor A stay second due to their 3-1 win over Aston Cantlow, who now drop to fourth.
Tysoe scored only their second set of points of the season with a good 2-2 home draw against mid-table Moreton-in-Marsh B.
Redditch C moved up to third after they recorded a comfortable 4-0 win over bottom side Bidford B.
Finally, in Division Five, Pershore C stay top by a point after enjoying a 4-0 victory over Moreton-in-Marsh C.
Wildmoor B are close behind after they recorded a 3-1 win over third-placed Claverdon.
Littleton B celebrated a 4-0 win at home to bottom side Shipston C (2) while Wildmoor C downed Henley C 4-0 to move up to fourth.