Cycle Speedway Weekly Reports


Reports and results week ending 10 June 2012

Over seventy young riders contested the fourth and final qualifying round for the national competition at a bright and breezy Harbourside with the host club confirming their positions at the top of each of the two catgeories. East Newport edged out Exeter for the second spot in the Under 12's and Horspath held on against East Newport in the Youth & Girls division.

Danny Reeks outpaced Under 8 event leader Nathan Gouden in the curtain raiser while Owen Tidball provided Exeter with the first of two A final successes in the Under 10's ahead of Max Russell-Sharpe. British Under 13 champion Wil Tidball made the most of gate 1 in the Under 12's A final with the impressive Shane Hanmer not far behind him after 4 laps.

Good action in the Under 14's showcased the talented Swindon duo of Ethan Greenslade and Jake Neighbour and it was Greenslade who picked up the trophy after holding off a challenge from speedy Jay Briggs. Under 16 front runner Aaron Smith looked to have blown his chances with a tapes exclusion in his opening race but wins in his other 3 rides saw him scrape into the A final on countback with regulars Jesse Moore, Hayden Chant and Jacob Soper. Smith took full advantage of his gate 1 to bank 25 more GP points ahead of his Hellingly rival.

With 4 Under 18's and 8 Girls entered for the final two competitions, the two events were run together and provided the lions share of the day's falls and incidents, especially the girls where heavy tumbles for Rebecca Davies and Cerys Glover in the heats caused delays while a similar fate for Lauren Hookway in the A final caused a dramatic change of fortunes. The Exeter rider was challenging Charlie Jane Herbert for the lead when they tangled up and while Hookway hit the deck, Livvy Horsley round the pair of them to take the trophy. Shane Bentley celebrated his annual visit with a win in the action packed Under 18's contest.

Once again the BYJL provided a great showcase for the regions young talent but the wisdom of staging the event during half-term will have to be re-examined as significant numbers of competition regulars were missing from the line-ups due to holidays.


Under 8's

1st Danny Reeks (Poole) 2nd Nathan Goulden (Poole) 3rd Harry Stanbury (Exeter) 4th Joe Hurren (Poole)

Under 10's

1st Owen Tidball (Exeter) 2nd Max Russell-Sharpe (Horspath) 3rd Ben Stanbury (Exeter) 4th Ashley Wilson (Soton)

Under 12's

1st Wil Tidball (Exeter) 2nd Shane Hanmer (Poole) 3rd Ieuan Payne (E.Newport) 4th Callum Smith (Poole)

U.12 Club scores:-

Poole 181 Exeter 71 East Newport 61 Southampton 34 Horspath 25 Swindon 11 Newport 6

Under 14's

1st Ethan Greenslade (Swindon) 2nd Jay Briggs (Poole) 3rd George Horsley (Horspath) 4th Jake Neighbour (Swindon)

Under 16's

1st Aaron Smith (Poole) 2nd Jesse Moore (Hellingly) 3rd Hayden Chant (Soton) 4th Jacob Soper (Newport)

Under 18's

1st Shane Bentley (Poole) 2nd Wil Bristowe (Poole) 3rd Steve Archer (Hellingly) 4th Leyton Glover (Poole)


1st Livvy Horsley (Horspath) 2nd Charlie Jane Herbert (Horspath) 3rd Kristina Mines (Poole) 4th Lauren Hookway (Exeter)

Over 12's Club scores:-

Poole 110 Southampton 53 Horspath 52 Exeter 30 Swindon 29 East Newport 22 Hellingly 21 Newport 19

S&SW Youth & Junior combined club scores:-

Poole 291 Exeter 101 Southampton 87 East Newport 83 Horspath 77 Swindon 40 Newport 25 Hellingly 21

Referees - Chris Morgan, Shane Bentley, Teresa Greenslade, Dave Newman & Mike Legge.

72 riders attended.

Midland League - Wednesfield v Stoke
Event: 10 June 2012
Location: Ashmore Park, WEDNESFIELD

Wednesfield Aces remain top of the Midland Cycle Speedway League after a big score win over a under strengh Stoke side from the potteries. Stoke had to use several of their junior riders to make up their team but the meeting held plenty of entertainment with the Aces' top riders very sportingly slowing the pace when up against the Stoke youngsters giving them good racing experience. There was some good racing between the Aces and Stoke's top riders with Stoke's Lewis Bates the match top scorer on 18 points, Chris Jewkes top scorer for the Aces on 17 points, a very sporting match.





The division 2 meeting was run in the same vein as the first team match with Stoke having to use the same riders that rode in their first team and giving away 51 penalty points to Wednesfield before they even got a stride a bike, this rule applies to riders that have rode in the first team match and are over the age of 16 years but the visitors with no chance of recovering those points very sportingly did what the Aces did in the first team match and slowed the pace a little when up against the Aces junior riders, the Aces ran out winners of the fixture without the use of the penalty points given.




SE League Division 1 - East London v Hethersett
Event: 10 June 2012
Location: East London Cycle Speedway, LONDON
Report: Mel Perkins

HETHERSETT HAWKS / SWONTON & CO had key riders unavailable for their South East Division 1 meeting at East London but nearly pulled off a surprise victory against the experienced Londoners. An incident-packed heat one eventually saw a 4-3 win for Hethersett and a couple of race defeats were followed by a 7-3 win from Nick Myhill and Dave Martin to keep the Hawks in touch. Hethersett got in front again with another 7-3 win in heat 10 from Lee Grange and Leigh Cossey. David Adams, in his first match for over a year, won heat 13 with a good supporting role by Josh Herring to extend the visitors' lead to three points but in the last two heats the lack of match fitness told as the home team turned the deficit around.


(L.Grange 17 L.Cossey 16 N.Myhill 16 D.Adams 12 J.Herring 12 D.Martin 8 O.Buxton 6 M.Perkins 1)

The Hawks had only two riders at the Wosskow Brown British Youth & Junior League Regional Round at Somersham but Oliver Buxton (7 points, 2nd in B Final in U16s) and Tiffany Collins (10 points, 2nd in A Final in Girls) did enough to get the Club runners-up spot in the Over-12s Division and qualify for the National Rounds in July to September.

The Club received a big disappointment this week when British Cycling announced that the proposed Test Match between Gt.Britain and Poland, due to be at Hethersett on July 31, has been postponed. The whole series has been cancelled following no commitment from the Polish contingent.

This Saturday the Club's U10 and U14 teams are in League action at Harford Park, Norwich while on Sunday the first team face a daunting task away at Elite League Birmingham in the British Team Cup.

South and South West League Roundup
Report: Graham Sutton

Three matches in the South and South Wales League had a significant impact at the top of the league table with defending champions Horspath suffering their first defeat of the season at the hands of Newport for whom Oli Sidwick and Jack Harrold were outstanding.

Meanwhile, down the M4 at the Oasis Centre, Poole had an easier than expected time as they cruised to a 20 point victory and two league points to take them to the top of the table. Swindon were hampered by the absence of heavy hitter Andy Hill and injury to key rider Danny Harper who fell heavily after three unbeaten rides and required hospital treatment.

The most controversial result of the day was in South Wales where East Newport recorded their first win of the season in a close affair with Exeter. The Devon club thought they had won the match 87-86 but were deducted four points after Andy Stone was twice excluded for racing offences. Exeter argued that the new rule only applied to rider behaviour and will appeal to the League to have the two league points reinstated.


Horspath 87: Mark Boaler 15 Dave Carmichael 15 Mike Burgess 13 Wayne Clarke 11 Steve Harris 10 Lee Clarke 9 Mark Janes 9 Zac Payne 5
Newport 90: Oli Sidwick 19 Jack Harrold 18 Mark Carmichael 16 Chris Davis 9 Colin Simmons 9 Joe Lewis 8 Nicky Evans 6 Ryan Evans 3

Swindon 79: Rob Hunt 20 Shaun Rudman 17 Danny Harper 12 Jake Neighbour 10 Mark Rayson 7 Dave McInver 7 Ethan Greenslade 4 Jim Collier 2
Poole 99: Arron Morgan 18 Sam Hearn 15 Luke Armes 15 Leyton Glover 14 Michel Nowak 12 Ben Donohue 9 Wil Bristowe 9 Aaron Smith 7

East Newport 86: Kieren Jones 17 Dan Bock 13 Matt Davies 13 Aaron Hughes 13 Neil Power 12 Rob Absolum 11 Ieuan Payne 4 Josh Davis 3
Exeter 83: Aaron Herbert 18 Dave Murphy 17 Dave Hooper 13 Craig Nethercott 10 Andy Yard 9 Will Tidball 8 Andy Stone 6 Andy Collett 6

(4 points deducted from Exeter total by referee under rules 9.2.1 and 9.8 following two racing exclusions to Andy Stone).

Other Results

BYJL Midland Regional League 4
Event: 9 June
Location: Leicester Cycle Speedway Slater Street, Frog Island

A Finals

1 Scott Price Bretford
2 Ronnie Wassall Bretford
3 Todd Rowley Wednesfield


1 Jimmy Wassell Bre
2 Josh Whetton East Park
3 Liam Cartwright East Park
4 Ryan Winwood Birmingham


1 Niall Cleaver Bre
2 Dan price Bretford
3 Reece Winwood Bham
4 Hayden Rowley Wed


1 Lee Kemp Leicester
2 Brandon Whetton E Park
3 Liam Davies Leicester
4 Liam Wood Leicester


1 Jordan Holdcroft Wed
2 Will Cartwright E Park
3 Jamie Whetton E Park
4 Harry Everiss Wed


1 Ricky Johnston Wed
2 Joe Kemp Leic
3 Aaron O’Brian Wed
4 Matt Smith U/A


1 Lauren Davies Lei
2 Laura Watson Lei
3 Michelle Whitehead Lei
4 Kay Whetton E Park



1 Bre 180
2 Bham 54
3 Wed 45
4 E Park 38
5 Lei 37


1 Lei 139
2 Wed 97
3 E Park 58
4 Bre 27

Northern Individuals

Under 10s:- Max Evans (A/T) 20; Tom Whitwam (A/T) 19; Charlie Wade (Hu) 17; William Naylor (He) 17; Matt Snell (A/T) 17; Jack Loister (Hu) 15; Ryan Coyle (St) 13; Harvey Southcoat (Hu) 13; Matt Ellis (Sh) 12; Caleb Wilson (He) 10; Conor Hinde-Marsden (He) 9; Jack Brownell (Sh) 8; Edward Lister (Hu) 8; Finlay Southcoat (Hu) 8; Joe Brownell (Sh) 4:
Referee Mick Knowles.

Under 13s:- James Elston (Bu) 20; Niall Morton (Sh) 19; Robert Stockton-Garner (Hu) 18; Ed Morton (Sh) 16; Jack Partington-Blackburn (He) 15; Daniel Taylor (Bu) 15; Adam Turnbull (Bu) 14; Daniel Rushton (Sh) 14; Billie Owen (Sh) 12; Charlie Davis (Hu) 11; Joshua Bellis (Hu) 10; Niamh Morton (Sh) 9:
Referee Mick Knowles

Under 16s:- Jake Read (St) 16; Kyle Holland (Sh) 15; Richard Hudson (Sh) 13; Zak Smirthwaite (Sh) 13; Sandra Tomborska (Sh)12; Ryan Livesey (Bu) 11; Niall Morton (Sh) 11; Tom Clare (St) 9; Jack Parkinson-Blackburn (He) 8:
Referee Andy Schofield

Under 19s:- Pawel Idiorek (He) 20; Matt Lush (St) 18; Aiden Owen (Sh) 18; Jake Read (St) 17; Jack Lush (St) 16; Kyle Holland (Sh) 14; Ben Swanborough (Hu) 14; Will Owens (Bu) 13; Richard Hudson (Sh) 12; Louis German (Sh) 11; Zak Smirthwaite (Sh) 11; Vicky Brown (Sh) 10:
Referee Alan Taylor

Seniors:- Andy Angell (Hu) 20; Adam Stephenson (Hu) 18; Jack Lush (St) 18; Terry Norman (St) 16; Aiden Owen (Sh) 15; Jake Read (St) 15; Matt Lush (St) 14; Luke Morton (Sh) 13; Pawel Idiorek (He) 12; Kyle Holland (Sh) 11; Joe Allen (Bu) 9; Louis German (Sh) 9; Jake Wood (He) 8; Justin Naylor (He) 7; Radek Hanke (Sh) 5; 2 rides only:
Referee Mike Hack

Veterans:- Terry Norman (St) 16; Darren Kent (He) 15; Paul Dyson (Bu) 14; Luke Morton (Sh) 13; Mick Knowles (Sh) 12; Steve Mann (Bu) 11:
Referee Alan Taylor

Womens:- Sandra Tomborska (Sh) 11; Vicky Brown (Sh) 9; Georgina Healey (St) 7; Katie Greaves (Hu) 7:
Referee Mike Hack

South East Division 1 - Great Blakenham v Ipswich
Event: 10 June 2012
Location: Great Blakenham Cycle Speedway Recreation Ground, Mill Lane, Great Blakenham, IPSWICH

Great Blakenham 84 :Chris Osborne 18, Jason Ashford 16, Lewis Osborne 16,
Adam Peck 13, Sam Turland 8, Ray Pyke 7, Will Jennings 5, Jonjo Slaughter (inj)1.

Ipswich Eagles 91 : Matthew Hill 15, Ashley Hill 14, Josh Brooke 14, Daniel Pike 13,
Lewis Roberts 12, Jordan Stant 9, Richard Fellgett 9, Marcus Szyszlyk 5.

Norfolk Grand Prix Series Round 2 at Hethersett
Event: 30 May 2012

A Final Results

U10 - 1 Tyler Matthews (Hethersett) 2 Kieron Money (Norwich) 3 Troy Bunn (Hethersett)

U13 - 1 Aaron Mills (North Park) 2 Owen Wells (Norwich)

U16 - 1 Oliver Buxton (Hethersett) 2 Oliver Riley (Norwich) 3 Isaac Bocz (North Park) 4 Danny Margitson (North Park)

U19/Seniors/Vets - 1 Philip Adams (Hethersett) 2 Harley Hamill (Hethersett) 3 Scott Grimes (Hethersett) 4 Steven Clare (Norwich)

Ladies/Girls -1 Danielle Riley (Norwich) 2 Tiffany Collins (Hethersett) 3 Carly Grimes (Hethersett)

21 riders

Referees - Philip Adams, Tim Grimes

Wosskow Brown British Youth & Junior League Eastern Regional Round 4 at Somersham
Event: 9 June 2012

U12 Division


12+ Division


Grand Prix A Finals Results

U8 - 1 Oliver Wright (Kesgrave) 2 Callum Brown (Kesgrave) 3 Oliver Reynolds (Kesgrave) 4 Daisy Steward (Kesgrave)

U10 - 1 Jake Vincent (Kesgrave) 2 Regan Repman (Kesgrave) 3 Gemma Hill (Ipswich) 4 Kai Maguire (Ipswich)

U12 - 1 Pierce Bacon (Ipswich) 2 Jack Chaplin (Ipswich) 3 Harrison Bacon (Ipswich) 4 Sam Warner (Ipswich)

U14 - 1 Lewis Davies (Colchester) 2 Ben Harvey (Ipswich)

U16 - 1 Richard Fellgett (Ipswich) 2 Matt Hill (Ipswich) 3 Charlie Rumbold (Ipswich) 4 Oliver Riley (Norwich)

U18 - 1 Lewis Roberts (Ipswich) 2 Ashley Hill (Ipswich)

Girls 12 - 17 1 Danieele Riley (Ipswich) 2 Tiffany Collins (Hethersett) 3 Lisa Bown (Ipswich)

59 riders

Referees -Dave Hill, Steve Copping, Tony Stant