MATCH REPORT: Rumbold takes Breckland Autos crown
Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators brought the curtain down on their season in glorious sunshine with the staging of the Hethersett Charity Cup on Sunday.
With increased sponsorship from Breckland Autos, five trophies were on offer and competition from a good field was intense. The very first heat looked to be decisive with four main contenders and so it proved, as three of the four riders went on to contest a three-way race-off after scoring 18 points.
It was a classic race, as Hellingly’s Neil Hollebon led with an ensuing stiff challenge from home captain Leigh Cossey only for Ipswich’s Charlie Rumbold to take full advantage from the back to take the chequered flag and the trophy.
Dan Chambers won a race-off against team-mate Harley Hamill for the fourth and fifth places after Hamill slipped and twisted his ankle on the first corner.
RESULTS: Charlie Rumbold (Ipswich) 18, Neil Hollebon (Hellingly) 18, Leigh Cossey (Hethersett) 18, Dan Chamners (Hethersett) 17, Harley Hamill (Hethersett) 17, Ashley Hill (Ipswich) 16, Paddy Wenn (Norwich) 14, Richard Fellgett (Ipswich) 13, Daniel Welch (Hellingly) 11, Glyn Morgan (Hethersett) 11, Frasee Harris (Ipswich) 10, Jamie Medler (Norwich) 10, Owen Wells (Hethersett) 9, Steven Archer (Hellingly) 7, Danny Machin (Hethersett) 6, Daniel Longlands (Hethersett) 5.
Referee – Kevin Wellls
Glyn Morgan travelled to Leicester for the finale of the Eurovets series needing a good performance to finish in the top four of the Over 50s. A slipping foot at the start of his first race gained him an exclusion, so not the ideal start, but he rallied to win one race, something he has achieved at every round, and amass 12 points which gave him 5th place overall.
Leigh Cossey won his first Hethersett Club Championship since 2004 by finishing one point ahead of Dan Chambers after a gruelling formula which enquired riders to race seven times each, Glyn Morgan finished third – his first podium place in the event since winning it in 1980!
RESULT: Leigh Cossey 26, Dan Chambers 25, Glyn Morgan 23, Harley Hamill 18, Danny Machin 17, Paul Delaiche 11, Nigel Longlamds 11, Owen Wells 6.
Referee – Jamie Medler
The Hawks had five riders in action at the final round of the South East & Eastern Grand Prix series at Great Blakenham last weekend. With rain setting in just before the older age groups took to the track, conditions were not ideal but they all performed well. Highlight was Harley Hamill’s pass when two Ipswich rivals were contesting the lead and his subsequent win in the Senior “A” Final. This gave him the overall series win but no trophy as no senior rider had contested 50% of the eight rounds.
There were trophies for two Hawks – both Owen Wells (Under-18s) and Glyn Morgan (Veterans) had to settle for last place in their respective “A” Finals but the points secured gave them overall third and runner-up respectively. Paul Delaiche (Under-14s) and Danny Machin (Senior) both achieved second places in “B” Finals on their first visits to Great Blakenham.