A&T scoop British runners-up spot

Leigh Journal: The under 10s with their British Club Championship runner-up awards. Photo Mike Hack. The under 10s with their British Club Championship runner-up awards. Photo Mike Hack.

YOUNG riders from Astley and Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club bagged second spot in the British Club Championships on Saturday.

The under 10s finished in the runners-up spot behind Kesgrave at Hull to claim their second top-two finish in three years.

Ben Dickinson won heat three in the final, while a storming start from Emily Burgess off the outside grid in heat eight saw her take the win and put A&T one point adrift of Sheffield at the half way stage, with Kesgrave having pulled clear in the lead.

The Team Green riders finished strongly, with Dickinson taking his second win of the match in heat 14.

A&T scorers: Emily Burgess 13, Ben Dickinson 13, Joe Quarmby 10, John White 3, Charlie Burgess 3.

The club got off to a poor start in their Northern League Division One match at Heckmondwike, before the Luke Jamson/Joe Allen pair bagged a 7-3 in heat nine to reduce the deficit to two points.

Reece Pollitt and Allen took a 6-4 win in heat 13 to level the scores.

A great start by Paul Graham saw him round the field to join Jamson for a 7-3 heat win and Adam Phillips then secured the second place necessary for A&T to secure a narrow 76-74 win.

A&T scorers: Luke Jamson 18 (plus 1 bonus), Reece Pollitt 15, Adam Phillips 13 (1), Joe Allen 12 (2), Danny Hughes 8 (2), Paul Graham 8 (2), Mark Graham 2.

A&T's under 13s riders kept up their winning ways with a 96-61 victory at Heckmondwike to remain top of the Northern League Division Three table.

Max Evans raced unbeaten, while young Charlie Burgess pulled off two great passes.

A&T scorers: Max Evans 16, Matt Snell 14, Joe Quarmby 13, Emily Burgess 12, Ben Dickinson 11, Alex Semtyshin 9, John White 9, Charlie Burgess 8, Max Quarmby 4.

The junior riders made it three wins from four in the Manchester League Grand Prix Division Two.

In the under 10s match Dickinson and Joe Quarmby dropped only one point apiece, with Emily Burgess a further point behind. Max Evans raced to a 16-points’ maximum in the under 13s match.

All four A&T riders put in a decent shift, with Adam Phillips and Reece Pollitt won a race each in the seniors’ Division One match.

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