Champion feeling for Hawks' Ben

Hethersett Hawks/Swinton & Co had three key riders unavailable for their Norfolk and Suffolk League match at home to the strong Great Blakenham side and found the going tough.

Hethersett Hawks/Swinton & Co had three key riders unavailable for their Norfolk and Suffolk League match at home to the strong Great Blakenham side and found the going tough.

They were not helped by two machine failures, a fall and an exclusion, but a 7-3 win from Harley Hamill and Nick Myhill in heat 15 did reduce the deficit to 11 points.

That turned out to be the only home heat win of the match. Phil Howells and Myhill won a couple of races each, but Blakenham looked a very strong outfit.

Result: Hethersett 79, Great Blakenham 98 (P Howells 15, N Myhill 15, Jazz Abbott 12, D Adams 9, S Wilcox 9, Dan Chambers 7, H Hamill 7, Dave Chambers 5).


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Both sides tracked some young and inexperienced riders in the South-East Youth League match and Hethersett's Reece Crowe made a dream debut with a win in his first race, assisted by Dan Chambers, while hard riding by Harley Hamill and sensible teamwork by Carly Grimes saw Hethersett ease home to victory.

Result: Hethersett U16s 83, Great Blakenham U16s 72 (Dan Chambers 20, H Hamill 18, C Grimes 15, Jaie Abbott 11, R Crowe 11, K Adams 8).

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Hethersett riders finished first, second and third in the Norfolk U19 Championship at Spixworth, with Ben Collins being crowned Norfolk Champion after passing rival Phil Adams in a race-off. Third place in the event went to Dan Chambers, with Carly Grimes also qualifying for the East Anglian final.

This Sunday the club's U10 and U14 teams are in action at Ipswich.

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