Cycle speedway roundup - 20/21 July 2013

Cycle speedway roundup - 20/21 July 2013

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Northern League - Astley & Tyldesley v Stockport
Location: Astley & Tyldesley CSC
Event: 21 July 2013

Astley & Tyldesley entertained Stockport for a Northern League encounter at Gin Pit on Sunday. The recent drought continued, which made for a dry track, despite plenty of watering before and during the meeting.

Stockport showed why they have won the Division 1 title for the past three years and are currently unbeaten in this year's campaign, racing to a convincing 95-55 win. Astley & Tyldesley got off to a disastrous start when Paul Graham fell heavily after tangling with Terry Norman on the first bend in heat 1. Although a re-run with all four riders was called, Paul was forced to pull out of the match after suffering hand and knee injuries. This left Astley & Tyldesley to replace their number 1 rider with two young reserves for the whole match. Stockport quickly took control of the match and led 54-26 at the break. Astley & Tyldesley rallied after the interval, with young Reece Pollitt taking three excellent race wins, including two over former British Champion Terry Norman. The result was never in doubt though, as Stockport rode to a 95-55 win and extend their 100% league record. Mat Lush, Ben Higham and Jake Read all raced unbeaten for the visitors.

Northern League Division 1 match result:

Astley & Tyldesley 55: Reece Pollitt 17, Ron Makin 10 (2), Joel Partington 9, Mark Graham 9, Roy Heslop 5, Ciaran Collins 4, Max Evans 1, Paul Graham 0.

Stockport 95: Jake Read 19 (1), Ben Higham 17 (3), Joe Pickford 16 (3), Mat Lush 16, Terry Norman 14 (3), Connor Simpson 11 (4), James Barry 2.

The Division 2 match was a completely different story, as Stockport lined up with just five riders, including two ineligible ones, conceding 39 penalty points. Astley & Tyldesley rode steadily throughout the match, to limit Stockport to reducing the penalty points deficit by just 6 points, to run out 108-75 winners. Jake Read and Ben Higham both raced unbeaten for Stockport, with Joe Pickford losing only to Reece Pollitt in heat 12. Pollitt was best for Astley & Tyldesley, with Ciaran Collins showing good form.

Northern League Division 2 match result:

Astley & Tyldesley 108: Reece Pollitt 16, Ciaran Collins 11 (3), Roy Heslop 8 (1), Joel Partington 8 (1), Stefan Whitelegg 8, Ron Makin 7 (1), Liam Briggs 6 (1), Max Evans 5 (1).

Stockport 75: Jake Read 20, Joe Pickford 19, Ben Higham 17 (3), Connor Simpson 14 (1), James Barry 5.

Astley & Tyldesley made it eight wins out of eight in Division 3, with a convincing win over Stockport. Max Evans raced unbeaten, with James Barry and Matt Snell beating each other once and both losing twice to Evans.

 Northern League Division 3 match result:

Astley & Tyldesley 57: Max Evans 16, Matthew Snell 13, Emily Burgess 12, Daisy Osmand 10, Charlie Burgess 6.

Stockport 13: James Barry 13.

BY&JL National Round 1
Location: Kesgrave Cycle Speedway
Date: 20 July 2013

On Saturday 20 July Kesgrave Panthers Cycle Speedway Club held one of the biggest all day meetings in the calendar, hosting 124 young riders through 155 heats of racing. This was the first round of the British Youth and Junior National League - A club and individual competition combined, to provide a double interest to both clubs as well as individual riders chasing their own ambitions.

Some hard and fast racing was on display throughout the day with some of the top young riders, chasing every single point, coming to grief on the fast Kesgrave raceway - From Kesgrave's Oliver Wright and Jake Vincent in the under 10s to Piece Bacon from Ipswich in the Under 14s, who had a day to forget, and Matt Hill (Ipswich) in the A final of the Under 16's, although certainly not entirely his own doing - and unbeaten until that point.

The days racing started at 10 am with 24 riders in the Under 8s event. Even with the new qualification rules in place this year, the home club managed had 11 riders in this category. Eventual winner of the A final, after an immaculate 16 point maximum and leading the series was Kesgrave's Oliver Reynolds. He was followed by Jake Cazey and Daisy Steward, also Kesgrave with Exeter's Rosie Tidball 4th.

Next followed the Under 10s with 27 riders. Again another Kesgrave winner in Lewis Brinkhoff, also leading the age group on maximum points from the four regional and 1st National round so far. 2nd Ben Stanbury (Exeter) 3rd Jake Vincent, 4th Alfie Steward both Kesgrave.

There were 26 riders for the under 12s. Sheffield's James Bunting rode very powerfully to record yet another round win, but it was Kesgrave's Tyler Brinkhoff who had probably his best meeting of the season to score a maximum in the heats and finish in 2nd on the day.One time Kesgrave rider, now with Ipswich, finishing 3rd was Harrison Bacon. Leicester's Jimmy Wassel came 4th.

The Under 14s was contested by 20 riders. With two riders having not dropped a point in the series so far, it was East Park's Brandon Whetton who finished on top, above Exeter's Will Tidball. Sheffield's Adam Watson was 3rd and Ipswich's Ben Harvey 4th.

Moving onto the Under 16's - there were 15 riders in this. The current leader of this group, from Poole, was not in attendance so Ipswich's Richie Fellgett made the most of it to win the A final and move into overall 1st position. Ipswich's Dan Knights moving up the leader board rapidly came 2nd and Hethersett's Oliver Reilly was 3rd after passing Ipswich's Matt Hill.

Finally, the girls’ event contained 13 riders. Again, up until now two riders remained unbeaten. But it was Exeter's Lauren Hookway who took the win ahead of Hethersett's Daniel Riley. 3rd Ellie Sullivan (Sheffield) and 4th Charlie Jane Herbert (Ipswich).


Kesgrave 331, Ipswich 196, Sheffield 159, Exeter 128, Poole 88, Wednesfield 56, Bretford 52

South West League
Sunday 21 July

Results Division One:

Exeter 94: Robert Croal 13, Dave Murphy 13, Aaron Herbert 13, Will Tidball 12, Craig Nethercott 12, Andrew Yard 11, Sam Riddle 10, Joe Avery 8

Southampton 83: Gavin WheelerHayden Chant 20, Pete Chant 13, James Colling 8, Colin Wheeler 7, Connor Wilson 6, Ashley Wilson 3, Lewis Wilson 3

Newport 104: Jack Harrold 19, Mark Carmichael 16, Chris Davies 15, Dan Bock 14, Ryan Evans 13, Oli Sidwick 12, Josh Davies 8, Aaron Hughes 7

Hellingly 75: Neil Hollebon 20, Jesse Moore 17, Steve Archer 12, Martyn Hollebon 12, Tristian Bassett 6, Dan Welch 5, Jamie Morley 2, Richard Ball 1

Horspath 90: Zac Payne 19 Matty Szymczak 14 Wayne Hutt 13 Jordan Richardson 11Mark Boaler 11 Dave Carmichael 10 Lee Clarke 6 George Horsley 6.

Poole 89: Arek Szymanski 18 Arron Smith 14 Arron Morgan 14 Leyton Glover 12 Wil Bristowe 12  Chris Shylock 11 Ben Donohue 7 Niall Instone 1.

Results Division Two:

Exeter 106: Dan Winchester 15, Charlie Jane Herbert 10, Lauren Hookway 9, Jack Herbert 9, Thomas Croal 8, Connor Tucker 6, Owen Tidball 5, plus 42 penalty points

Southampton 55: Connor Wilson 14, Pete Chant 14, Colin Wheeler 13, Lewis Wilson 5, James Colling 5, Ashley Wilson 4

Newport 107: Nicky Evans 11, Rebecca Davies 10, Kev Greaves 10, Colin Simmons 10, Dave Dixon 7, Joe Sidwick 5, Wayne Evans 5

Hellingly 70: Tristain Bassett 15, Dan Welch 12, Steve Archer 11, Jesse Moore 10, Jamie Morley 8, Richard Ball 4

East London v Great Blakenham
Location: East London CSC
Event: 21 July 2013

On a hot afternoon East London entertained Great Blakenham from Suffolk.

With both teams missing key riders, a great match was to take place. With most teams using the 6,rider 16 race format.

East London appeared to be the stronger team, however Blakenham provided a good challenge. East London's Adam Burt improving with every match, helped  East London's cause. This match was East London's first win in Division one for the 2013 campaign.


East London 87
Great Blakenham 73

Other Results:

South East Div 1 .

Hethersett 75 .  Dan Chambers 12, Oli Buxton 11, Leigh Cossey 11, Oli Riley 10,
Dave Adams 10 , Josh Hering 8, Lee Grange 7 , Danielle Riley 6 .

Ipswich  95  . Richard Fellgett 19, Ashley Hill 18 , Lewis Roberts 12, Charlie Rumbold 11,
Jamie Chittock 11,Dan Knights 10 , Leon Mower 5 ,Matt Hill 5 , Jordan Stant 4

South East Div 2.

Hethersett  61:  Oli Buxton 16, Dan Chambers 9, Roger Carter 9 ,
Danielle Riley 7, Dave Chambers 7 ,Oli Riley 6,Katie Adams 5,Mel Perkins 2 .

Ipswich 94:  Dan Knights 19, Matt Hill 19 , Jordan Stant 15 , Lauren Jacobs 13,
Richard Fellgett 12 , Fraser Harris 12, Leon Mower 0 .