Stockport host round 5 of the Manchester League Grand Prix

Stockport host round 5 of the Manchester League Grand Prix

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Location: Stockport Cycle Speedway, Webb Lane, Stockport
Event: 15 August 2012


Stockport hosted round 5 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on Wednesday evening. Heavy rain during the day left the track raceable, but slippery in places, including the starting grids, which made for some eventful races.

In the U10s match, A & T's Max Evans raced to his fifth consecutive maximum score in this series and clinched the U10 Grand Prix Individual title. Bury's James Elston raced unbeaten in the U-13s match. His team mate, Adam Watson, was taken to hospital, after suffering a nasty gash to his head, when catching the outer kerb on the home straight and subsequently losing control, in his last ride.

Stockport's Jake Read raced to his fifth consecutive maximum score in this series and clinched the U16 Grand Prix Individual title. Stockport's Mat Lush top scored in the U19 match, losing only to twin brother Jack. However, Jack scored enough points on the night to clinch the U19 Grand Prix Individual title. Stockport ran out winners on the night, with Astley & Tyldesley pipping Bury for second place.

Manchester League Division 2 match result (top 5 points scorers only count to team totals)

Stockport 68, Astley & Tyldesley 60, Bury 58

U10s: Max Evans (A & T) 16, James Barry (Stockport) 13, Callum Maguire (A & T) 12, Matthew Snell (A & T) 11, Tom Whitwam (unattached) 10, Louis Turner (Bury) 8, Jasmin Waterworth (A & T) 6, Manisha Waterworth (A & T) 4.

U13s: James Elston (Bury) 16, Daniel Taylor (Bury) 12, Adam Watson (Bury) 11, Ciaran Collins (A & T) 11, Daniel Burns (A & T) 10, Adam Turnbull (Bury) 9, Rebecca Mason (Bury) 6.

U16s: Jake Read (Stockport) 16, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 10, Ryan Livesey (Bury) 10, Reece Pollitt (A & T) 9, Tom Clare (Stockport) 5.

U19s: Mat Lush (Stockport) 15, Jack Lush (Stockport) 14, Ben Higham (Stockport) 10, Will Owens (Bury) 7, Laura Watson (Bury) 3.

Referee - Graham Lush

League positions (after 5 rounds)

Astley & Tyldesley 12.5 Stockport 10.5 Bury 7.

Stockport were easy winners in the Division 1 (senior) match, as they clinched the Division 1 title. Former British Champion Terry Norman raced unbeaten, with the Lush brothers both dropping points after both picked up a gate exclusion apiece.

Manchester League Division 1 match result (top 5 points scorers only count to team totals)

Stockport 64, Astley & Tyldesley 28, Bury 0.  

Seniors: Terry Norman (Stockport) 16, Jake Read (Stockport) 13, Mat Lush (Stockport) 12, Ben Higham (Stockport) 12, Ron Makin (A & T) 11, Jack Lush (Stockport) 11, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 10, Roy Heslop (A & T) 9, Steve Waterworth (A & T) 8.

Referee - Graham Lush

League positions (after 5 rounds)

Stockport 13, Bury 8, Astley & Tyldesley 6

The sixth and final round of the series takes place at Bury on Wednesday 29 August, 7pm start.