Hawks battle on track

HETHERSETT Hawks/Swinton cycle speedway team took 10 riders to Ipswich for the second round of the Wosskow Brown British Youth and Junior League and finished in fourth place.

HETHERSETT Hawks/Swinton cycle speedway team took 10 riders to Ipswich for the second round of the Wosskow Brown British Youth and Junior League and finished in fourth place.

There were successes for the Hawks in the Grand Prix competition with Scott Grimes (U14) and Philip Adams (U18) winning their age groups.

Results: Ipswich 344, Kesgrave 323.5, Gt.Blakenham 125.5, Hethersett 106, Colchester 50, Norwich 15.

(P.Adams 16, S.Grimes 14, H.Hamill 14, T.Collins 11, O.Forder-Wilcox 11, D.Chambers 10, C.Grimes 10, A.Johnson 8, B.Swallow 8, K.Adams 4).


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In the new South-East Fours Leagues Hethersett finished third in the U14s and fourth in the U10s when the first round was staged at Hethersett. Scott Grimes and Axl Johnson were impressive.

Results: U14: Ipswich 61, Kesgrave 44, Hethersett 35, Gt.Blakenham 33, Colchester 19. (S.Grimes 14, A.Johnson 11, J.Abbott 5, K.Adams 5).

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U10: Gt.Blakenham 53, Kesgrave 49, Ipswich 45, Hethersett 26, Colchester 19. (O.Forder-Wilcox 9, N.Hamill 6, E.Syer 6, O.Nicholas 5).

Dan Chambers won the U16s and David Adams the combined Senior/U19s/Vets categories at the first Norfolk Grand Prix of the season at Harford Park.

This Saturday the Hawks look to go one better than last year when they came runners-up in the British U19 Club Championship. Saturday's event is at Hull, a new venue for the Hawks.

On Sunday, racing returns to the Memorial Playing Field, with the Hawks facing Ipswich in two matches, commencing at 2pm.

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