DESPITE heavy overnight rain and rain throughout the first part of the afternoon, which rendered the track on the heavy side, a great day's racing took place at Gin Pit on Saturday.
Sheffield ran away with the Northern section last year, but A&T pushed them really hard throughout, before the Stars just edged it, to take the team win on the day.
All the A&T youngsters impressed, with special mentions to John White and Max Evans, who both raced unbeaten in their qualifying groups, before taking second places in their grand prix finals, and to Ben Dickinson and Reece Pollitt, who won their respective grand prix finals.
Team result: Sheffield 181, Astley & Tyldesley 168, Bury 99, Hull 27.
A&T scorers: John White 16, Max Evans 16, Reece Pollitt 15, Emily Burgess 14, Ben Dickinson 14, Matthew Snell 13, Charlie Burgess 12, Jack Murray 11, Joe Quarmby 10, Jonah Clare 9, Max Quarmby 9, Ciaran Collins 9, Alex Semtyshin 9, Charlie Dickinson 7, Lucy Grantham 4.
Grand Prix A final results: Under 16s: R Pollitt (A&T), N Morton (Sheffield), A Watson (Sheffield), S Schofield (Hull).
Girls: C Adams (Sheffield), A Semtyshin (A&T), N Morton (Sheffield).
Under 14s: J Elston (Bury), R Stockton-Garner (Hull), J Bunting (Sheffield), E Morton (Sheffield).
Under 12s: T Whitwam (Bury), M Evans (A&T), M Snell (A&T), S Haines (Sheffield).
Under 10s: B Dickinson (A&T), E Burgess (A&T), Jack Brownell (Sheffield), K Adams (Sheffield).
Under eights: B Sullivan (Bury), J White (A&T), L Perkins (Sheffield), C Burgess (A&T).
Northern Fours & Junior League round one at Bury.
ON a wet day on Sunday, A&T made the short trip to Bury.
In the Fours League match, Reece Pollitt top scored for A&T, with a battling performance from Max Evans and support from Mark Graham and Ciaran Collins.
Northern Fours League result: Bury Comets 70, Stockport 69, Heckmondwike 44, Bury Meteors 40, Astley & Tyldesley 40, Hull 35.
A&T scorers: Reece Pollitt 14, Max Evans 12, Mark Graham 8, Ciaran Collins 6.
IN the Junior League, A&T's youngsters once again excelled, with Ben Dickinson, John White and Emily Burgess leading the way in the under 10s match, with an unbeaten 16, 15 and 14 points respectively.
Charlie Burgess scored a battling eight points.
Max Evans raced unbeaten in the under 13s match, with Matt Snell second top scorer with 13 points.
In the under 16s event, Reece Pollitt top scored with 15 points, supported by Ciaran Collins with six.