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Reports and results week ending 26th June 2011

Report: East Park v Leicester - Midland League
Event: 26th June 2011
Report: Tim Jarvis

Leicester maintained their position as leaders of the Midland league with an emphatic win at Wolverhampton's East Park on Sunday. The final score line of 112-65 tells its own story, Mick Skinner, Carl Jarvis and Ryan Hoyland were all unbeaten by an opponent. Teenage prospect Charlie Cooper continues to show his potential, paid 19 being his best return to date in a first team match.


East Park 65 Leicester 112


East Park 52 Monarchs 72
East Park 68, Lions 62

Report: Wednesfield Aces v Sandwell Lions - Midland League
Event: 26th June 2011
Report: David Jewkes

The home team dominated this Midland fixture to take the league points on a gloriously hot summer afternoon the Aces team members were in red hot form only allowing the visitors one race win advantage in heat 16.

The meeting started fairly even for the first two races which were drawn 5-5, but the Ace's slammed in five heat wins in a row started by the pairing of Lee Aris and Nick Perry with a 7-3 in heat 3 and then a 6-4 from Chris Jewkes and Mick Aris over Sandwell's David Ball and James Chattin followed by another 7-3 against the Lions Ricky Johnson and Luke Brooks from Aces Matt Haddock and Tony De'Leon and then another two 6-4 heat wins.

Sandwell did manage to split the race points in heat eight with Griffiths taking the win and Sandwell pairing of Ball and Johnson taking the minor places ahead of Tom Haddock, then the father and son pairing of Mick and Lee Aris took another 7-3 heat win to go in at half time with a 54-36 scoreline.

The second half was much the same as the first starting with a drawn heat 10, then Griffiths and Tom Haddock secured yet another 6-4 advantage followed by another two 7-3 heat wins in race 13 and 14 to really put the meeting out of Sandwell's reach.

Sandwell to their credit never gave up trying and in heat 16 sprang a 6-4 heat advantage through a win from their top scorer Lee Smith and a third place from his team partner and new team manager David Ball over the Aces' Lee Aris and Matt Haddock,

The Aces finished their day's work off with another 7-3 in the final race having the luxury of being able to drop heat leader Mark Griffiths giving an extra reserve ride to Tony De'Leon and he did not disappoint bringing home the points with team partner Nick Perry.


Wednesfield 105: Chris Jewes 19, Lee Aris 17+2, Nick Perry 16+1, Mark Griffiths 14, Tony De'Leon 12+5, Mick Aris 9+1, Tom Haddock 9+1, Matt Haddock 9.

Sandwell 75: Lee Smith 17+1, Matt Smith 15, Ricky Johnson 12, David Ball 10+2, Jack Rowley 7, James Chattin 7, Steve Brooks 4, Luke Brooks 3.

Division Two

The second team match was a very close contest with the visitors putting up a strong fight right up to the final heat but they were always up against it having given the Wednesfield Aces seven penalty points for using Jack Rowley who had rode also in the first team and being above the permitted age of 16. Sandwell used their reserve Johnson to full effect giving him five races from the reserve birth and scoring a paid maximum of 18+2.


Wednesfield 70: Troy Allen 16+2, Jordan Holdcroft 15+1, John Russell 11+2, Harry Everiss 7+1, Sam Parr 6, Aaron O' Brien 5+1, Sam Bough 3, Conner Dyke Jnr.

Sandwell 67: Ricky Johnston 18+2, Jack Rowley 16, Luke Brooks 9+1, Harley Grovner 8, Dan Groves 6+1, James Chattin 6, Josh Hill 4.

Hethersett Hawks/Swinton & Co celebrated their 45th anniversary with special events at the Memorial Playing Field.

The Hethersett Charity Cup, sponsored by Breckland Autos, was won by former member Dan Chambers (Norwich) on 19 points. Runner-up was Ipswich's Leon Mower on 18 and Jason Barker (Norwich) defeated home skipper Dave Martin in a race-off for third after both finished on 17 points.

Other scorers were (Hethersett unless stated) - P.Adams 15, S.Grimes 15, G.Brown (Kesgrave) 15, A.Hill (Ipswich) 14, J.Stant (Ipswich) 11, B.Collins 11, O.Buxton 10, Dave Chambers 9, T.Collins 8, A.Johnson 8, R.Carter 7, M.Perkins 5.

The main event, an Anniversary Fours for the Ian Hulcoop Memorial Trophy, was preceded by a minute's silence in memory of former member Trevor Bunn who died in a road accident two weeks previously.

Several former riders returned to the track and many others returned to witness some entertaining racing. Team D, which included two of the club's former British junior champions, won with ease as Nick Myhill and Nick Bedson were in brilliant form supported by the ever robust Mike Kiddell and Nick Bray, who looked classy despite two falls. All present seemed to enjoy their forays and vowed to be back in five years for the Golden Jubilee!


Team D (-5) - 41 - Nick Myhill 15, Nick Bedson 13, Mike Kiddell 10, Nick Bray 8
Team B (-5) - 34 - Ben Collins 14, Lee Hulcoop 9, Simon Whiting 8, Mel Perkins 8
Team A (-10) 31 - Dan Chambers 15, Phil Adams 15, Roger Carter 8, Shayne Whiting 3
Team E (-15) 27 - Leigh Cossey 15, Dave Martin 11, Olly Buxton 8, Andrew Grimes 4, Tim Grimes 4
Team C (-15) 13 - Axl Johnson 10, Ian Jolly 8, Scott Grimes 6, Calvin Grimes 4
Note - Current members aged under 40 conceded 5 points.

South East Division 1

The following day the Hawks were at Great Blakenham in South East Division 1 and could have done with some of their former stars as they again suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of a side containing four Premier League riders who were all untouchable. Dave Martin was the only Hawks' race winner in heat 10.


GT Bakenham 112

Hethersett 67: D.Martin 12 P.Adams 12 B.Collins 11 Calvin Grimes 9 T.Collins 8 O,Buxton 7 M.Perkins 6 D.Chambers 2.

South-East Youth League

The midweek South-East Youth League match was much closer and the Hawks top U16 riders put up a very stiff challenge to Norwich who were just too strong in depth.

The Hawks gave a debut to Richard Wiltshire and welcomed back Katie Adams after a long absence through illness. Scott Grimes was outstanding dropping his only points in a very competitive final heat while Olly Buxton showed a lot of determination to win five of his six races. Axl Johnson also showed much promise, another rider making a comeback.


Hethersett 77: O.Buxton 23 S.Grimes 20 A.Johnson 17 C.Larwood 7 R.Wiltshire 5 K.Adams 3 J.Matthews 2.

Norwich 83

This Saturday the Hawks are at East Park in Wolverhampton for the British U19 Club Championship while on Sunday some Hawks will be at East London for a Grand Prix.

Report: Stockport v Astley Tyldesley v Bury - Manchester League Divisions 1 and 2
Event: 23rd June 2011
Report: Mike Hack

Stockport hosted the re-arranged staging of Round 3 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on Wednesday evening. Plenty of excellent racing took place on a very grippy circuit.

A & T's Adam Turnbull top scored in the U-10 category, losing once to Stockport's Kieran Smith. A & T's Adam Phillips and Stockport's Matt Turner, numbers 1 and 3 in the recent British Final, didn't meet each other and were both unbeaten in the U-13 match.

Stockport twins Jack and Mat Lush both raced unbeaten in the U-16 match, whilst Bury's Vicky Brown was the unbeaten rider in the U-19 section. Stockport's veteran Terry Norman raced to a fine maximum in a very competitive senior match.

Stockport ran out convincing winners in both the junior (Division 2) and senior (Division 1) matches.

Manchester League Division 1 Results (top 5 scorers only count to team totals)

Stockport 64 Bury 22 Astley & Tyldesley 10.

Seniors: Terry Norman (Stockport) 16, Paul Dyson (Bury) 14, Jake Read (Stockport) 13, Ben Higham (Stockport) 13, Jack Lush (Stockport) 13, Adam Phillips (A & T) 10, Mat Lush (Stockport) 9, James Carter (Stockport) 8, Steve Ward (Bury) 8, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 6, Derek Garnett (Stockport) 6.

Referee - Graham Lush (Stockport)

Manchester League Division 2 Result (top scorers only count to team totals)

Stockport 75 Astley & Tyldesley 49 Bury 46.

U-10s: Adam Turnbull (A & T) 15, Keiran Smith (Stockport) 13, Tom Whitwam (A & T) 8, Millie Turner (Stockport) 4.

U-13s: Adam Phillips (A & T) 16, Matt Turner (Stockport) 16, James Elston (Bury) 11, Reece Pollitt (A & T) 10, Callum Smith (Stockport) 9, Adam Watson (Bury) 8.

U-16s: Jack Lush (Stockport) 16, Mat Lush (Stockport) 16, Jake Read (Stockport) 14, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 12, Ryan Livesey (Bury) 11, James Carter (Stockport) 9, Georgina Healey (Stockport) 9.

U-19s: Vicky Brown (Bury) 16, Ben Higham (Stockport) 12.

Referee - Graham Lush (Stockport)

Round 4 of the series takes place at Astley & Tyldesley on Wednesday 29th June at 7pm.

South West League
Event: 26th June 2011
Report: Graham Sutton

Horspath continue to lead at the top of the South West table with an away win at Southampton. The Saints tracked a depleted side and paid the price as did Poole and Exeter who both had fruitless journeys to South Wales where both Newport clubs collected the league points to maintain their championship aspirations.


Southampton 84: Colin Wheeler 18, Rob Haywood 17, Pete Chant 13, Hayden Chant 11, Josh Robertson 8, Alex Matthews 7, John Vernam 7, Ben Turner 3.

Horspath 95: Jack Smith 15, Zac Payne 14, Wayne Clarke 14, Lee Clarke 13, Matt Coulter 12, Jordan Richardson 10, Charlie Jane Herbert 10, Livvy Horsley 7.

East Newport 94: Aaron Herbert 18 Dan Bock 15 Aaron Hughes 13 Dale Clarke 13 Corey B Jones 13 Neil Power 10 Ben Mould 10 Ethan Greenslade 1

Poole 85: Arron Morgan 16 Sam Hearn 15 Leyton Glover 14 Luke Armes 12 Dean Hook 9 Ben Donohue 9 Aaron Smith 6 Wil Bristowe 4

Newport 119: Olly Sidwick 20, Mark Carmichael 18, Lee Tippins 16, Chris Davies 14, Jack Harrold 14 Dave Murphy 14, Nicky Evans 13, Colin Simmons 10.

Exeter 61: Dan Winchester 11, Craig Nethercott 10, Mark Reed 9, Andy Collett 7, Will Tidball 7, Andy Yard 7, Aaron Coles 6, Lauren Hookway 4.

Northern Individuals
Event: 26th June 2011
Report: Pete Ward

The Northern League Individual Finals were staged on a red hot day at Bury and attracted record entries across seven different categories.

Starting the day were the under 10's and under 13's. In the under 10's Max Evans from Astley & Tyldesley rode to a faultless victory with Stockport's Kieran Smith second and Max Evans also from A&T in third place.

In the older group a full field of 16 starters were led home by a maximum performance from Stockport's Matt Turner. Reece Pollit was something of a dark horse for A&T in runner -up slot and home rider James Elston picked up a deserved third place.

The under 16's was won by another excellent maximum, this time from Stockport's Jack Lush. Heckmondwike's Pawel Idziorek again impressed with his all action style and Jake Read confirmed his potential with a good third place.

The women's meeting was staged for the first time in the North and was won by Sheffield's Sandra Tomborska with another commanding performance. A run-off was needed to separate Sheffield riders Vicky Brown and Laura Watson with Vicky just taking the honours in a good match race.

The veteran's competition was won by late entry Terry Norman of Stockport from Heckmonwike's Darren Kent and Paul Dyson from the promoting club. Hull's Ian Swanborough narrowly missed out on a podium place with 17 points in a meeting that attracted a full field after failing to attract any interest in the last year or two.

The first heat of the blue ribbon senior event was to prove crucial as Hull's Andy Angell tried a pass on the inside of Terry Norman on the final lap. Both riders tangled allowing Jack Lush the win with Terry and Andy finishing third and fourth.

Adam Stephenson from Hull was stacking up the wins and had the luxury of chasing home Andy Angell in his fourth ride to set up a heat 18 decider with Jack Lush. Adam led from gate one with Jack in hot pursuit but the Hull rider opened a gap over the last two laps to take a deserved senior title with Jack runner-up. Andy Angell won his last four rides for third place with Stockport's Dylan Radcliffe and Terry Norman sharing fourth place.

So a marathon days racing was well presented by the Bury club with good refereeing from Pete Ward, John Whiting, Chris Parish and Mike Hack leaving all present with a warm glow in more ways than one!


Under 10s: Adam Turnbull A/T 16, Keiran Smith ST 15, Max Evans A/T 14, Millie Turner ST 13, Joe Sewell HU 12, Niamh Morton SH 11, Matt Ellis A/T 10.

Referee: Mr Pete Ward (Bury)

Under 13s: Matt Turner ST 20, Reece Pollitt A/T 19, James Elston BU 18, Adam Watson SH 17, Sam Schofield HU 16, Callum Smith ST 15, Andy Cooper HU 12, Amber Webster SH 12, Ed Morton SH 12, Connor Haigh HE 11, Nathan Everett HU 10, Declan Rokahr HU 9, Billie Owen SH 8, Sam Vaughan BU 7, Sam Booker HE 6, Jake Millington SH 5.

Referee Mr Pete Ward (Bury)

Under 16s: Jack Lush ST 20, Pawel Idziorek HE 19, Jake Read ST 18, Matt Lush ST 17, Ben Swanborough HU 16, Aiden Owen SH 15, Ryan Livesey BU 14, Kyle Holland SH 13, James Carter ST 12, Zak Smirthwaite SH 10, Richard Hudson SH 10, David Cooper HU 10, Adam Watson SH 8, Tom Spencer BU 7.

Referee Mr John Whiting (Bury)

Under 19s: Dylan Radcliffe ST 16, Ben Higham ST 15, Aiden Owen SH 14, Jack Lush ST 13, Jamie Langton SH 12, Liam Webster SH 10, Vicky Brown SH 9, Laura Wtson SH 9, Matt Lush ST 8.

Referee Mr Chris Parish (Bury)

Women's: Sandra Tomborska SH 16, Vicky Brown SH 14, Laura Watson SH 14, Georgina Healey ST 13, Lisa Daly ST 13, Amber Webster SH 11, Katie Greaves HU 10.

Referee Mr John Whiting (Bury)

Open: Adam Stephenson HU 19, Jack Lush ST 18, Andy Angel HU 17, Terry Norman ST 16, Dylan Radcliffe ST 16, Chris Parish BU 14, Neil Howarth BU 14, Ben Higham ST 13, Jake Read ST 12, Jamie Langton SH 12, Andrew McDougal ED 10, Stephen Ward BU 9, Matt Lush ST 9, Chris Dyson BU 8, David Renc BU 4, Paul Dyson BU 4.

Referee Mr Mike Hack (Astley & Tyldesley)

Veterans: Terry Norman ST 20, Darren Kent HE 19, Paul Dyson BU 18, Ian Swanborough HU 17, Dave Baxter ED 15, Fred Rothwell BU 15, Luke Morton SH 13, John Whiting BU 13, Rob Mawhood SH 12, Chic Mackie ED 11, Joe Holleron BU 9, Derek Garnett ST 9, Martin Booker HE 8, Steve Mann BU 7, Ian McKinlay ED 7, Andy Mporris HE 6.

Referee Mr Chris Parish