Astley & Tyldesley raced to three convincing wins over Bury in Sunday’s Northern League fixture at Gin Pit. It was another baking hot sunny day, ridden in mainly dusty conditions, despite heavy track watering before each match.
In the Division 1 match, A&T quickly took control. Steve Harris raced to a fine maximum for A&T and recorded the fastest time of the day, 41.41 seconds, in heat 13. A&T scored solidly throughout to maintain their 100% record this season, winning 103-74. Kaysar Mohammadi was impressive for Bury, winning three of his five races.
Northern League Division 1 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 103 Bury 74
A&T scorers: Steve Harris 17 (plus 3 bonus), Pawel Idziorek 16 (1), Paul Graham 14 (2), Ciaran Collins 14 (2), Mark Grantham 12 (1), Kyle Holland 11 (1), Max Evans 11, Mick Knowles 5 (1), Emily Burgess 2, Tom Morrissey 1.
A&T rode to a comfortable 87-61 victory in Division 2, to return to winning ways. Max Evans, fresh from racing for England juniors the day before, impressed with a maximum score, with all the A&T riders scoring well. Kaysar Mohammadi again impressed for Bury, losing only twice.
Northern League Division 2 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 87 Bury 61
A&T scorers: Max Evans 18 (2), Mark Grantham 18, Emily Burgess 14 (1), John White 11 (1), Mick Knowles 10 (2), Charlie Burgess 9 (1), Tom Morrissey 7.
A&T set up a new all time record score for the Northern League Division 3, by beating Bury
209-11. This is the first time in the six years of the competition that A&T have topped the 200 mark. Aiden Green and John White raced to 16 points maximum scores in the u-10 and u-13 categories respectively.
Northern League Division 3 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 209 Bury 11
A&T scorers: Aiden Green 16, John White 16, Frank White 15, Duncan Whalley 15, Daniel Johnson 13, Tom Beeley 13, Tom Morrissey 13, Oscar Belt 12, Lewis Skitterall 11, Ada Cox 10, Freddie Cox 10, Lucy Grantham 10, Charlie Burgess 10, Freddy Warn 9, Sabrina Evans 8, Chloe Warn 8, Myles Grantham 7, Natasha Clitheroe 7, Harriet Belt 6.
Local based pairing of A&T’s Emily Burgess and Laura Watson, of Sheffield Stars, represented the North & Scotland and raced to overall victory in the Women’s Regional Pairs event at Gt. Blakenham,
Suffolk on Saturday. In the Junior Home International at Gt. Blakenham, Max Evans scored 4 points from 2 races, as England rode to a convincing victory. Ciaran Collins scored an impressive 12 points, as Ireland edged out Scotland and Wales, to finish 2nd in the match.
Astley & Tyldesley hosted Round 2 of the multi-disciplinary North West Youth League. It was a very hot and sunny Saturday morning’s racing, with 35 riders competing.
A&T’s Aiden Green raced unbeaten in the u-8 qualifiers and won the Grand Prix ‘A’ Final, ahead of team mate Frank White.
Duncan Whalley of A&T rode to a 16 points maximum in the u-10 qualifiers and won the Grand Prix ‘A’ Final.
British u-12 Grand Prix Champion John White, of A&T, was the clear winner in the u-12 category, again going through the qualifiers unbeaten and winning the Grand Prix ‘A’ Final. He finished ahead of team mates Tom Morrissey and Charlie Burgess.
The u-14 event was won by Salt Ayre Cog Set’s Callum Williams and his team mate Ben Iddon won the u-16 Grand Prix ‘A’ Final.
Astley & Tyldesley hosted Round 5 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on a hot and sunny Wednesday evening.
A&T took a convincing win in the Division 2 (youth and juniors match), to make it five wins out of five this year. A&T’s Duncan Whalley raced to a maximum score in the u-10s match, with team mates Aiden Green, Lewis Skitterall and Fraser Brundrett all scoring heavily. A&T’s Tom Morrissey top scored in the u-13s match.
Manchester League Division 2 result (top 5 scorers only count to team totals)
Astley & Tyldesley 73 Stockport 47 Bury 39
A&T scorers: Duncan Whalley 16, Aiden Green 15, Lewis Skitterall 14, Fraser Brundrett 14, Tom Morrissey 14, Max Evans 14, Daniel Johnson 12, Tom Beeley 12, Lucy Grantham 11, Oscar Belt 10, Sabrina Evans 10, Emily Burgess 9, Freddy Warn 8, Myles Grantham 7, Aliesha Green 6, Natasha Clitheroe 6, Chloe Warn 6, Erin Corrigan 6.
Stockport raced to victory in the Division 1 (seniors) match to move ahead of A&T in the league table for the first time this season. Reece Pollitt and Steve Harris were best for A&T.
Manchester League Division 1 result (top 5 scorers only count to team totals)
Stockport 65 Astley & Tyldesley 49 Sheffield 18 Bury 10
A&T scorers: Reece Pollitt 14, Steve Harris 13, Kyle Holland 8, Mark Grantham 8, Max Evans 6, Mark Brundrett 5, Mick Knowles 4.
Photo above is from today’s A&T v Bury Division 1 match.
Left-right: Kris Ramsden, Steve Harris, Ciaran Collins.
Photo courtesy of A&T Official Club Photographer, Len Priestley.