BROMSGROVE Ladies did their promotion prospects a power of good in the Hereford and Worcester Winter Tennis League.

The Ladies D team pulled off the narrowest of victories over promotion rivals Stourbridge E in Division 5E after finishing level on both rubbers and sets.

But the combinations of both Beccy Smith and Lorraine Russell together with Lisa Rushton and Anne Simper managed to snatch victoiry by a slender 46 games to 45.

Bromsgrove Ladies F faced Halesowen C in a Division 10E top of the table battle.

Clare Hancock and Di Horton proved in splendid form as they reeled off two vital wins, both inside two sets.

Jane Corbett and Carol Cornellisen went down in three sets after their opening game and then by two sets in the second.

But the extra set was enough to give Bromsgrove victory and extend their lead at the top.

Bromsgrove Ladies A travelled to table toppers Worcester A where they found the going tough.

But Sally Franks and Tina Manning managed to take their final rubber as Bromsgrove went down 3-1.

Bromsgrove Men's B side climbed out of the relegation zone in Division 3E with a vital victory over Stourbridge D.

Steve Jones and Matt Smith won both of their rubbers in two sets while Jeth Tomlinson and Voitek Niedzwiedz lost their opening rubber after three sets.

Tomlinson and Niedzwiedz then bounced back to win their final contest in two sets.

With games in hand over their rivals, Bromsgrove Men's B are now starting to turn their season around.