MATCH REPORT: Parish in fine form but Stockport take the points

Stockport staged the second part of the 3rd Round of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on a damp and chilly Wednesday evening.

The u-16s and u-19s matches were combined, with scores subsequently adjusted. Sheffield’s Adam Watson raced unbeaten in the u-16 category, whilst Stockport’s Jake Read top scored in the u-19 match. Astley & Tyldesley made it three wins out of three in the overall Division 2 team scores, which included the u-10 and u-13 categories ridden the previous Wednesday.

Manchester League Division 2 scores (top 5 scorers only to each team’s total)

Astley & Tyldesley 73 Bury 52 Stockport 43 Sheffield 29.
U-16s: Adam Watson (Sheffield) 16, Ciaran Collins (A&T) 13.
U-19s: Jake Read (Stockport) 15, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 14, Robyn Whalley (Bury) 10.

Referee – Graham Lush (Stockport).

Division 2 standings: Astley & Tyldesley 13, Bury 9, Sheffield 6, Stockport 6, Heckmondwike 1.

Stockport took the team win in the Division 1 (Seniors) match, despite a well taken 16 points maximum score by Bury’s Chris Parish (pictured by Linda Kirkland).

Manchester League Division 1 scores (top 5 scorers only to each team’s total)

Stockport 55 Bury 25 Astley & Tyldesley 19 Sheffield 11.
Seniors: Chris Parish (Bury) 16, Mat Lush (Stockport) 14, Ben Higham (Stockport) 13, Adam Watson (Sheffield) 11, Dylan Radcliffe (Stockport) 10, Chris Eaton (Stockport) 10, Ben Scranage (Bury) 9, Jake Read (Stockport) 8, Reece Pollitt (A&T) 8, Brian Eaton (Stockport) 8, Gareth Paine (A&T) 7, Ciaran Collins (A&T) 4.

Referee – Graham Lush (Stockport).

Division 1 standings: Stockport 11, Bury 9, Astley & Tyldesley 7, Sheffield 3.