CLUB NEWS: Busy two weeks for Hethersett
Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators have had a very busy couple of weeks starting with three riders at Bury (Lancs) for the first National Round of the British Youth & Junior League and Little League. Owen Wells finished third in the Under 18s B Final, Josie Kell second in the Girls C Final and Shaun Kell came second in the Under 10s D Final.
Next up it was League matches at Great Blakenham where the first team trailed by just six points after 10 heats but conceded four 7-3 defeats in the remaining heats to lose by 21 points. The B team gained revenge with a 14-point victory with former top Norfolk junior Kieran Parr making a comeback in a Hawks debut. Owen Wells dropped just one point.
Five Club members represented the sport in the multi-discipline annual Gas Hill Gasp hill race. Shaun Kell (Under-10s), Owen Wells (Under-16) and Harley Hamill all won their races with Owen finishing second in the all-discipline Under-16 event. Harley went on the next day to race for Ireland in the Home Internationals in Suffolk.
The Hawks rounded off a busy nine days with home matches against Kesgrave and East London. The Londoners were down on riders and even with gust riders failed to beat the Hawks’ B team for whom Liam Webster was unbeaten. A very competitive Division 1 match followed with the Hawks and Kesgrave evenly matched. Hethersett got in front in heat 3 and opened up a three-point lead by heat 12. Then a double pass by the Brinkhoff brothers put the visitors in front. Leigh Cossey and Dan Butler regained the lead for the Hawks then Webster engineered a 7-3 win with Paul Delaiche to set up a team victory. Hethersett’s trump card was a cameo return by former Norfolk Champion Dave Martin.
The B team match was less tense as the uneaten League leaders from Kesgrave coasted to a victory with Wells and Webster doing their best to contain them.
GT BLAKENHAM 100 HETHERSETT 79
HETHGERSETT 92 KESGRAVE 82
GT BLAKENHAM B 73 HETHERSETT B 87
HETHERSETT B 76 EAST LONDON 41
HETHERSETT B 65 KESGRAVE B 94
This Saturday several Hawks will be at the second National Round at Ipswich and on Sunday the Hawks have the reverse fixture with Kesgrave with an early start of 10.30.