Astley & Tyldesley: Manchester League Individual Finals evenings

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he top three in the Manchester League u-13 Individual Final, l-r: Tom Morrissey, John White, Charlie Burgess.

Astley & Tyldesley hosted the second of the Manchester League Individual Finals evenings on Wednesday.

Home A&T riders took a clean sweep of the awards in the u-13 Championship. John White raced to a maximum score, finishing ahead of Tom Morrissey and Charlie Burgess. All three received awards, with Tom also picking up the u-13 Grand Prix series trophy.

The u-19 Championship was keenly contested, with plenty of incidents. Stockport’s Michael Preston totalled 15 points to take the title. Bury’s Kaysar Mohammadi Mohammadi beat Stockport’s Louis Wright in a run-off for second place, after both had scored 14. A&T’s Ciaran Collins collected the u-19 Grand Prix series award on the night.

Astley & Tyldesley had a disappointing match in the 1st Semi-Final of the Open British Club Championship at Leicester on Saturday. No rider won a race for Team Green, who finished 5th in their match and were eliminated. Suffolk side Gt. Blakenham won the semi-final and went on to win the final.

Open British Club Championship 1st Semi-Final result
Gt. Blakenham 54 Leicester 43 Hethersett 38 Stockport 38 Astley & Tyldesley 24, Newport n/s.
A&T scorers: Steve Harris 8, Max Evans 7, Paul Graham 5, Ciaran Collins 4.

Emily Burgess was one of the star performers for the North & East team, who won the Women’s League match at Norwich on Sunday. This win ensured that the team have won this year’s Women’s League team competition. Emily finished 4th in the Women’s Elite Grand Prix ‘A’ Final.

Max Evans top scored, with 18 points, for the North & Scotland team, who rode to a fine 97-83 win, in the Junior Battle of Britain match against the Midlands at Wednesfield on Sunday. The Midlands relied heavily on their top three riders, whilst the North & Scotland team scored solidly throughout. With the South East & East team losing against the South & South Wales team at Exeter, this means that next month’s match at Gt. Blakenham will be effectively a title decider.

The North & Scotland senior team were well beaten, 121-78, by the Midlands in the following match. Steve Harris scored 10 points for the visitors.

Astley & Tyldesley are hosting a full day of racing at Gin Pit this forthcoming Saturday. At 10 am, will be the first of three Little League Individual Championships, sponsored by 33/18 Designs.

This will be followed at 1 pm, by the u-12 and u-14 British Individual Championships, for boys and girls. Come and see Britain’s best young cycle racers in action at the Astley & Tyldesley Miners’

Welfare Club, Meanley Road, Gin Pit, Tyldesley, M29 7DW. For further details, visit the club’s website at www.astleycyclespeedway.org.uk