RESULT: Manchester League round 6

Stockport hosted the 6th and concluding round of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on Wednesday evening. There was plenty of good racing on a pleasant warm evening, which was completed just as dusk fell.

In the Division 2 (junior) match, Astley & Tyldesley raced to their fifth win in the series, to clinch the league title in fine style. Bury’s Daniel Miller scored a 16 points maximum in the u-10s match, but A&T showed their strength, with all six A&T riders taking the next highest scoring places in the match. Emily Burgess scored 15 points, to clinch the u-10s Manchester League Grand Prix series.

A&T’s Max Evans raced to an unbeaten 16 points in the u-13 match, whilst the 15 points scored by Bury’s Tom Whitwam was sufficient to clinch the u-13s Grand Prix title by one point. The u-16s and u-19s were once again combined. Sheffield’s Adam Watson and A&T’s Reece Pollitt each scored 14 points, which was enough for Watson to seal the u-16s Grand Prix title. Stockport’s Jake Read raced unbeaten in the match and secured the u-19s Grand Prix series.

Manchester League Division 2 match result (top 5 scorers only count to team totals)
Astley & Tyldesley 75 Bury 62 Stockport 36 Sheffield 14
U-10s: Daniel Miller (Bury) 16, Charlie Dickinson (A&T) 15, Emily Burgess (A&T) 15, Ben Dickinson (A&T) 15, Charlie Burgess (A&T) 13, Jack Murray (A&T) 11, Ryan Fallon (A&T) 10, Tom Deakin (Bury) 10, Zac Thacker (Bury) 9, Charlie Thacker (Bury) 9, Duncan Whalley (Bury) 8, Hermione Whalley (Bury) 7, Angel Etheridge (Bury) 7.
U-13s: Max Evans (A&T) 16, Tom Whitwam (Bury) 15, Matt Snell (A&T) 13, Louis Turner (Bury) 12, Finlay Hodson (A&T) 11, James Barry (Stockport) 11, Sean Etheridge (Bury) 9, Devon Campbell (Stockport) 9, Kieran Fallon (A&T) 7.
U-16s: Reece Pollitt (A&T) 14, Adam Watson (Sheffield) 14.
U-19s: Jake Read (Stockport) 16.
Referee – Graham Lush (Stockport).

Manchester League Division 2 Final Positions
Astley & Tyldesley 23 Bury 19 Stockport 12 Sheffield 6.

Stockport took their sixth win of the series in the Division 1 (seniors) match. This was despite losing Jack Lush, who suffered a broken nose, after taking a nasty fall whilst warming up before the match started. Ben Higham top scored on the night and also clinched the Senior Grand Prix series win.

Manchester League Division 1 match result (top 5 scorers only count to team totals)
Stockport 36 Bury 17 Astley & Tyldesley 11 Sheffield 8.
Seniors: Ben Higham (Stockport) 14, Kris Ramsden (Bury) 11, Jake Read (Stockport) 11, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 11, Chris Eaton (Stockport) 11, Adam Watson (Sheffield) 8, Will Thacker (Bury) 6.
Referee – Graham Lush (Stockport).

Manchester League Division 1 Final Positions
Stockport 23 Bury 15.5 Sheffield 9 Astley & Tyldesley 8.5.


Photo attached shows the Astley & Tyldesley junior squad – Manchester League Division 2 winners 2014