Hamill leads Hethersett’s challenge in British Open

A new season of cycle speedway at Hethersett is now under way. Picture: SUBMITTED

A new season of cycle speedway at Hethersett is now under way. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators had a tough time in the semi-final of the British Open Club Championship at Horspath.

In their opening rides the four Hawks amassed only five points but after that they rallied and gave a good account of themselves.

Star of the team was Harley Hamill, who travelled to Oxfordshire after a night shift but still clocked up two wins in his 13 points. Dan Chambers took his time to find his form but a win in his last ride helped Hethersett to overcome Sheffield in fifth place. Leigh Cossey scored steadily but Lee Smith had a match to forget with two exclusions.

Two Hethersett riders made the long trip to Sussex to contest round four of the South-East Grand Prix at Hellingly. Owen Wells won the Under-18s and Glyn Morgan was runner-up in the Veterans.

This Sunday the Hawks have a tough home league match against Great Blakenham (2pm).