By Liam Moakes 04/07 Updated: 05/07 11:12
WEEK ten of the South Warwickshire Summer Tennis League season saw a full list of fixtures and no less than seven extra matches of previously postponed games due to rain.
In the Premier Division last year's champions Stratford opened up a decisive 11-point gap at the top after a comfortable 4-0 win over fourth placed Claverdon.
Shipston-on-Stour lie second on 20 points after a 2-2 draw with Evesham. Alcester claimed a 3-1 win over Henley-in-Arden to lie just two points adrift of Shipston in third place.
Henley stayed fifth after also playing a previously postponed match against Evesham which they drew 2-2. Stratford B had no match but remain outside the relegation zone, one point clear of Evesham.
The race for Division One promotion is hotting up as only one point separates the top three sides.
Chipping Campden were top on 19 points but are now joined by Bidford-on-Avon after they drew 2-2 with fourth placed Inkberrow. The latter only fielded one pair and had a point deducted by the league as a result.
Ardencote A moved up to within a point of the two leaders when they overcame Studley 3-1. Littleton overtook Studley in the table to move up to fourth when they beat them 3-1 in a match postponed from the previous week.
The match between Whitnash and Chipping Campden was unfinished and should be completed within 14 days.
Division Two has a clear leader in Aston Cantlow on 22 points after they beat bottom side Littleton B 3-1.
Stratford C remain second on 17 despite being beaten 3-1 by Claverdon B. Snitterfield stayed third with 16 points, even though they had no match scheduled.
The middle of the division stayed competitive as Alcester B and Ullenhall drew 2-2 and joined Snitterfield and Claverdon B in equal third.
In Division Three Studley B are beginning to run away, some 12 points clear at the top after a 4-0 win over relegation candidates Wildmoor Spa.
Chipping Campden B are clear in second but lost ground when first they lost 4-0 to fifth placed Ilmington and then 3-1 in a rearranged match from the week before against fourth placed FISSC.
Shipston B moved away in third position on 19 points after they were awarded the match against Henley B 4-0, with their opponents unable to raise a team again and docked another two league points and fined.
They now sit bottom of the table with no points, while Wildmoor with a game in hand are also in relegation danger with only two points.
The leaders of Division Four by three points with 33 are Inkberrow B after beating bottom side Chipping Campden C 4-0.
Moreton-in-Marsh A moved up, three points behind in second, after they beat last but one team Inkberrow C 4-0 and then Campden C 3-1 in a rearranged match.
HDA A Redditch are third with 21 points after a 2-2 draw with fourth placed Snitterfield B. Finally, a mid-table clash between Alcester C and Pershore B saw Alcester emerge 4-0 victors.
Division Five enjoyed most matches played with nine fixtures. This included five rearranged games.
Ardencote B won three matches to lead the division by ten with 38 points. They won their regular fixture away to third placed HDA B Redditch 4-0.
They then played two rearranged games, beating HDA B 4-0 at home and then won 3-1 at second placed Claverdon C.
Claverdon C themselves also then played two rearranged matches, firstly drawing 2-2 at home with mid-table Wildmoor B and then beating bottom side Moreton B 4-0.
Third placed HDA B, following their two defeats mentioned, then played another rearranged match which resulted in a 4-0 win over Henley C which took HDA to 26 points.
Studley C in fourth drew 2-2 with Wildmoor B in a rearranged match before meeting Henley C and beating them 4-0.
Bidford B stay in the bottom two, a point above Moreton B, after losing 3-1 to Wildmoor B.
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