Hawks just miss out on semis

The Hethersett Hawks/Swinton cycle speedway riders have made their mark in Australia by their ninth place in the World Club Championships, missing out on the semi-finals by just two points.

The Hethersett Hawks/Swinton cycle speedway riders have made their mark in Australia by their ninth place in the World Club Championships, missing out on the semi-finals by just two points.

Racing in the Reperchage event they finished second with 40 points but Wednesfield scored 42 in the other heat to take the last place in the Semi-finals. Greatest surprise came in heat 11 when 14-year-old Tiffany Collins won a race beating two leading Great Britain senior riders.

Leicester 48, Hethersett 40, Gniezno (Poland) 3,5 Poole 35.

Jazz Abbott 11, David Martin 11, Ben Collins 10, Tiffany Collins 8.


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Tiffany then raced in the Women's International Grand Prix and finished joint fifth after scoring 10 points.

Ben Collins featured in the only GB victory over Australia in the Junior Ashes series - he scored seven points in the fourth test which GB won 93-81. Jazz Abbott top scored with 12 points in the final test and he then went on to score 11 as second highest scorer in the Junior World Cup which Australia won 101-77.

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Jazz and Ben have both qualified for the World Junior Individual semi-finals.

Dave Martin and Hethersett-based Norwich rider Leigh Cossey led the scorers for Ireland in the Senior World Cup where they held off the challenge of Wales and Scotland to clinch fourth place behind Australia, Poland and England.

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