Location: Goshen Sports Centre, Bury
Event: 20 June 2012
Report: Mike Hack
Round three of the Manchester League Grand Prix series was staged at Bury on Wednesday evening. Once again there was a good turnout of riders, resulting in some lively racing on a well prepared track.
Astley & Tyldesley riders dominated the U-10 match, with Max Evans winning all his four races and Tom Whitwam and Matt Snell both unbeaten until they raced each other in their last race.
Matt pulled off a perfect drop from grid 4 to pass Tom on the inside of the exit of the first bend to pull away and take the win and his first ever maximum score, with Tom second in the race.
Bury riders dominated the U-13 match, with Adam Watson winning all his four races and James Elston and Adam Turnbull only dropping points to each other.
Stockport riders dominated the U-16 and U-19 matches, with Jake Read winning all his four races at U-16 level and Joe Pickford scoring heavily. Jack Lush won all his four races at U-19 level, beating twin brother Mat each time out.
This means that at the halfway stage of the series, A & T are top of the table, one point ahead of Stockport, with Bury third.
Stockport won the Division 1 (senior) match from Bury, with A & T third. Bury's Chris Parish lost only to Stockport's Terry Norman in heat 3, whilst Stockport's Jack Lush lost only to Parish in heat 6.
This means that at the halfway stage of the series, Stockport are top of the table, one point ahead of Bury, with A & T third.
Manchester League Division 2 match result (top 5 points scorers only count to team totals)
Astley & Tyldesley 69 Stockport 69 Bury 65
U-10s: Max Evans (A & T) 16, Matt Snell (A & T) 16, Tom Whitwam (A & T) 15, Ryan Coyle (Stockport) 12, Lewis Turner (Bury) 11, Jack Robinson (A & T) 11, Daniel Smith-Makin (A & T) 9, Ben Robinson (A & T) 9, Arshya Zeerdehi (Bury) 6, James Highland (Bury) 5.
U-13s: Adam Watson (Bury) 16, James Elston (Bury) 14, Adam Turnbull (Bury) 12, Daniel Taylor (Bury) 10, Daniel Burns (A & T) 10, Adam Taylor (Bury) 8, Becky Mason (Bury) 4.
U-16s: Jake Read (Stockport) 16, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 13, Ryan Livesey (Bury) 12, Joel Partington (A & T) 11, Reece Pollitt (A & T) 10, Tom Clare (Stockport) 8.
U-19s: Jack Lush (Stockport) 16, Mat Lush (Stockport) 12, Will Owens (Bury) 6, Laura Watson (Bury) 5.
Referees - Chris Parish & Mike Hack.
Manchester League Division 1 match result (top 5 points scorers only count to team totals)
Stockport 66 Bury 58 Astley & Tyldesley 13
Seniors: Jack Lush (Stockport) 15, Chris Parish (Bury) 15, Terry Norman (Stockport) 14, Jake Read (Stockport) 13, Joe Pickford (Stockport) 12, Will Owens (Bury) 12, Mat Lush (Stockport) 12, Joe Allen (Bury) 12, Adam Watson (Bury) 10, Laura Watson (Bury) 9, John Whiting (Bury) 8, Ron Makin (A & T) 7, Roy Heslop (A & T) 6.
Referee - Mike Hack.
British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.