MATCH REPORT: Midlands BYJL from East Park

The Midlands regional rounds concluded at a sunny East Park on Saturday where the winners of the overall trophies presented by sponsors Nixon Mee accountants were decided.

In the U8s Wednesfield’s Finlay Burden won his second A Final in two appearances, but it was team mate Boyd Haines who was the overall winner in his first year in the BYJL

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

U8 B   Ewan Turner, Joseph Turner

Overall  Boyd Haines (81pts), Cory Burt (63pts), James Morris (52pts)

In the Under 10’s Birmingham’s Connor Steel made it four wins in a row on his way to the overall title and he is already looking forward to taking on the best from the other regions. It was two newcomers who caught the eye with Wednesfield’s Diago Coreoran winning three heats on his way to fourth place in the A Final on his debut and Leicester’s Kyle Wells runner up in the A Final only a month after his first ride.

U10 A  Connor Steel,  Kyle Wells, Jack Reynolds, Diago Coreoran,

U10 B  Megan Burt, Krystal Morgans,  James Bishop, Charmaine Wells

U10 C  Lexy Garland-Baker

Overall  Connor Steel (100pts), Jack Reynolds (76pts), Krystal Morgans (59pts)

In the U12’s Birmingham’s Billy Winwood won the A Final but it was Wednesfield’s Tyler Bould  who was the overall winner, having picked himself up from a first race fall onto an already patched-up knee. Another who deserves a special mention is Georgia Burt who despite being hurt from a nasty fall, carried on and went on to make the A Final

U12 A Billy Winwood, Tyler Bould, Ryan Winwood, Georgia Burt

U12 B Rory Haywood, Amanda Rigley, Lexy Garland-Baker

Overall Tyler Bould (90pts), Ryan Winwood (70pts), Billy Winwood (68pts)

In the U14’s Coventry’s Spencer Sawbridge made no mistake this week winning his third A Final and the overall title ahead of team-mate Ollie Morris

U14 A  Spencer Sawbridge,  Ollie Morris,  Josh Whetton, Marc Phipps

U14 B   Liam Cartwright, Kyle Ryan, Max Wells, Korben Thompson

Overall  Spencer Sawbridge (91pts),  Ollie Morris (83pts),  Josh Whetton (68pts)

In the U17’s even a couple of broken fingers weren’t enough to trouble Brandon Whetton who completed an unbeaten series, and he will be looking to make it three national  wins in a row . Third place in the final was enough to secure Coventry’s Charlie Barnett second overall with a popular  third place overall for team-mate Josh Marsh

U17 A Brandon Whetton, Ewan Hancox, Charlie Barnett, Zak White

U17 B  Josh Marsh, Matt Hambidge, Joel Duckham, Adam Tipton

U17C  Jake White

Overall  Brandon Whetton (100pts), Charlie Barnett (67pts), Josh Marsh (53pts)

Bragging rights in the Marsh household though went to sister Sammi who took victory in the girls’ winner takes all final. Elizabeth Rigley’s challenge for the lead ended in a painful fall and she had to settle for a share of second place overall with Emily Pitt

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

Girls B Chloe Marsh

Overall Sammi Marsh (86pts), Elizabeth Rigley and Emily Pitt (77pts)

Wednesfield 195, Coventry 88, Leicester 77, Birmingham 69, , East Park 56

Overall the teams qualifying for the National team competition are Wednesfield and, making their debut, Coventry

44 riders competed

Whilst the number competing were a little down on last year the Midlands rounds have seen plenty of good racing, with a number of riders competing for the first time, and most important of all everyone has enjoyed themselves. 48 riders have qualified to ride in the National rounds and the Midlands region will be sure of a good turnout in the first round at Poole on June 27.

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