MATCH REPORT: Midlands BYJL from Birmingham

Birmingham were the hosts for the second round of the Midlands BYJL which saw plenty of competitive racing.

A better turnout in the Under 8’s saw a win for Wednesfield’s Finlay Burden just defeating round one winner Boyd Haines. This age group also featured the debut of 4 year old Ewan Turner – they certainly start them young at Wednesfield!

U8 A  Finlay Burden, Boyd Haines, Cory Burt, James Morris

U8 B  Joseph Turner, Ewan Turner

In the Under 10’s it was same again as Birmingham’s Connor Steel won for a second time, with the A final also featuring East Park’s new rider James Bishop

U10 A  Connor Steel, Todd Rowley, Jack Reynolds, James Bishop

U10 B  Crystal Morgans, Megan Burt

Birmingham’s Billy Winwood provided a home winner in the U12’s defeating round one winner Tyler Bould in another close contest

U12 A Billy Winwood, Tyler Bould,  Ryan Winwood, Sophia Sinclair Black

U12 B Macey Burden, Georgia Burt, Amanda Rigley, Ben Wells

In the U14’s Coventry’s Spencer Sawbridge survived an exclusion in the heats to take an A final win

U14 A Spencer Sawbridge, Ollie Morris, Liam Cartwright, Josh Whetton

U14 B Marc Phipps, Kyle Ryan, Korben Thompson, Max Wells

A larger turnout in the U17’s made for some close racing, though there was never really any doubt about the winner, such is Brandon Whetton’s ability

U17 A Brandon Whetton, Haydn Rowley, Zak White, Ewan Hancox

U17 B Jake White, Charlie Barnett, Josh Marsh, Ieuan Payne

U17 C Matt Hambidge, Joel Duckham, Adam Tipton

The last race of the day saw a very popular win for Birmingham’s Emily Pitt who, despite a strong challenge from Leicester’s Elizabeth Rigley, was a deserving winner of the girls’ final

Girls A Emily Pitt, Elizabeth Rigley, Sammi Marsh, Bailie Phillips

Girls B Chloe Whitehead

Wednesfield 173, Birmingham 108, Coventry 82, East Park 59, Leicester 44

44 riders competed