MATCH REPORT: Whirlwinds start where they left off

Defending champions, Ipswich Whirlwinds, started with their longest journey of the season with a trip to East London. They were soon into their stride in the opening heats recording six heat advantages in the first half, taking a commanding fourteen point lead.

The second half was much like the first, with the champions picking off the heats at will. The Whirlwinds know stiffer tests lay ahead of them this season with the likes of Hethersett, Ipswich Eages and Great Blakenham eager to wrestle the title away from them.

East London 76
N.Gnkel 19 (6), R Austin 17 (6), L Stevens 16 +2 (2), D Hughes 9+1 (6), A Burt 9+1 (6), K Smith 6 (6)

Ipswich Whirlwinds 104
P Bacon 23+1 (6), L Roberts 22+1 (6), B Harvey 21+2 (6), L Jacobs 15 (6), B Clarke 12 (6), P Clarke 11 (6)

Referee Mr P Roberts (Suffolk)

Ipswich CSC will be taken two teams to face Leicester Monarchs next weekend for a challenge match. Start times, 2pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 22nd March 2015.