WEEKEND PREVIEW: Can Wednesfield make it three in a row?

The big match of the weekend sees the British Senior Open Club Championship taking place at Harford Park, Norwich, along with a decent programme of regional racing.

Wednesfield are looking to make it three titles in a row in Norfolk tomorrow, after Ben Mould clinched last year’s title at Ipswich in a run off with Josh Brooke. The Aces will go in as favourites, but only just as Birmingham have a very strong squad to choose from, including Chris Timms, Matt Smith, Ricki Johnson and Scott Millward, along with Welsh and Scottish internationals Mark Winwood and Nathan Groves.

Ipswich will put in a challenge too and could certainly upset the apple cart, in what should be an excellent meeting. Hethersett and Kesgrave complete the line up in a straight final. Kesgrave qualified for the final last year, coming a respectable fourth.

Here’s the full draw:

14: 00 Start
1 Birmingham Monarchs CSC
2 Kesgrave Panthers CSC
3 Wednesfield Aces CSC
4 Hethersett Hawks CSC
5 Ipswich CSC

Moving on to regional racing, Exeter host Horspath and Newport in the South and South Wales League on Sunday. The Northern League has a full run of fixtures featuring Sheffield v Hull, Edinburgh v Astley and Tyldesley, Heckmondwike v Stockport and Bury v Northumbria.

In the Midland League Coventry have only their second first team home match of the season against Leicester and Wednesfield Dragons host Birmingham. Kesgrave take on Great Blakenham in the South East league, with Norwich facing Ipswich Eagles and Ipswich Whirlwinds welcoming East London to Suffolk.

Other racing features additional rounds of the regional South and South Wales British Youth and Junior League at Swindon and Glasgow travel to Astley and Tyldesley in Division 2 of the Northern League.

If you’re mounting your machine this weekend, have a good one!