Stockport seal Manchester GP title

Stockport seal Manchester GP title


Location: Stockport Cycle Speedway, Stockport
Event: 27th July 2011
Report: Mike Hack

Stockport hosted the sixth and final round of the Manchester League Grand Prix series with plenty of good racing on a fast and firm track.

Astley & Tyldesley's Adam Turnbull raced to a 16 points maximum score in the U-10 category, to clinch the overall series in fine style. His teammate Adam Phillips followed suit in the U-13 event, to go through the entire six round series without dropping a single point. Stockport duo Jake Read and Jack Lush top scored in the U-16 match, with 15 points apiece, dropping their only point to each other. Read's score was more than enough for him to clinch the U-16 series win.

Stockport's Ben Higham raced unbeaten in the U-19 category, to secure the overall win in that series. In the Senior match, Stockport duo Terry Norman and Ben Higham joint top scored with 15 points each - Norman losing only to Higham in heat 2, Higham losing only to Bury's Steve Ward in heat 8. Higham made it a double success by taking the overall Senior series win.
Stockport won both the Division 1 (senior) and Division 2 (junior) matches, to take the overall series wins in the team events.


Manchester League Division 1 match result (top 5 scorers only count from each team)

Stockport 62 Bury 32 Astley & Tyldesley 0

Seniors: Ben Higham (Stockport) 15, Terry Norman (Stockport) 15, Jack Lush (Stockport) 12, Chris Parish (Bury) 12, Steve Ward (Bury) 11, Jake Read (Stockport) 11, Ben Scranage (Bury) 9, Mat Lush (Stockport) 9, Derek Garnett (Stockport) 8, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 8.

Referee - Graham Lush (Stockport).

Manchester League Division 2 match result (top 5 scorers only count from each team)

Stockport 72 Astley & Tyldesley 54 Bury 38

U-10s: Adam Turnbull (A & T) 16, Kieran Smith (Stockport) 10, Thomas Whitwam (A & T) 8, Millie Turner (Stockport) 6.

U-13s: Adam Phillips (A & T) 16, Matt Turner (Stockport) 14, Reece Pollitt (A & T) 14, James Elston (Bury) 10, Adam Watson (Bury) 10, Callum Smith (Stockport) 8, Kyle Kelley (Bury) 4.

U-16s: Jake Read (Stockport) 15, Jack Lush (Stockport) 15, Mat Lush (Stockport) 12, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 11, Georgina Healey (Stockport) 9.

U-19s: Ben Higham (Stockport) 15, Laura Watson (Bury) 14.

Referee - Graham Lush (Stockport).

Overall Series results

Division 1 - Stockport 15, Bury 11, Astley & Tyldesley 4.

Division 2 - Stockport 17 match points, Astley & Tyldesley 13, Bury 6.

U-10s: Adam Turnbull (A & T) 91, Kieran Smith (Stockport) 71, Millie Turner (Stockport) 48.

U-13s: Adam Phillips (A & T) 96, Matt Turner (Stockport) 85, Reece Pollitt (A & T) 70.

U-16s: Jake Read (Stockport) 87, Jack Lush (Stockport) 75, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 70.

U-19s: Ben Higham (Stockport) 89, Laura Watson (Bury) 51, Luke Jamson (A & T) 30.
Seniors: Ben Higham (Stockport) 85, Terry Norman (Stockport) 75, Jack Lush (Stockport) 64.