MATCH REPORT: Osborne takes major honours in East Anglian Championships

Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators staged the East Anglian Championships at the Memorial Playing Field with the track in excellent condition for racing.

Although entrants were lower than expected, some excellent racing transpired, no more so than in the Senior event, which also provided Hethersett with their only success. Dan Chambers and Olly Buxton were involved in a three-way tie for third place on the podium, so a race-off was required. It took two restarts before Buxton finally held off his team-mate and Ipswich’s Pierce Bacon to take the chequered flag.

The Senior event was won by Great Blakenham’s Lewis Osbrone but all the other six East Anglian Chamions came from Kesgrave – Luca Woodhouse (U8), Charlie Parr (U10) Aaron Robb (U13), Lewis Brinkhoff (U16 and U19) and Gary Brown (Veteran).

Full results

1st Luca Woodhouse Kesgrave 16
2nd Lily Parr Kesgrave 12
3rd Emil Gowers Ipswich 8

1st Charlie Parr Kesgrave 16
2nd Ryker Jolly Kesgrave 15
3rd Daniel Robb Kesgrave 14

1st Aaron Robb Kesgrave 24
2nd Kristian Mitchell Ipswich 19
3rd Harvey Stiff Gt Blakenham 17
(after race-off with Kai Gowers – Ipswich)

1st Lewis Brinkhoff Kesgrave 16
2nd Adam Cooper Gt Blakenjam 12
3rd Tyler Brinkhoff Kesgrave 11

1st Lewis Brinkhoff Kesgrave 13
2nd Pierce Bacon Ipswich 12
3rd James Porter Kesgrave 9

1st Lewis Osborone Gt Blakenham 16
2nd Richard Fellgett Ipswich 15
3rd Olly Buxton Hethersett 13
(after race-off with Pierce Bacon – Ipswich and Dan Chambers – Hethersett)

1st Gary Brown Kesgrave 16
2nd David Blackmore Norwich 12

37 riders

Referees – Keviin Wells and Harley Hamill

Meanwhile, Glyn Morgan was competing in the Potteries for the second round of the Eurovets at Stoke. He finished joint fifth in the Over 50s but came in fourth in the “B” Final.

The Hawks staged Norfolk’s first midweek event for three years with a Go-Ride junior event and a senior session. Hethersett provided three of the winners – George Larter (U10), Owen Wells (U16) and Harley Hamill (Senior), with Norwich’s Tom Blackmore winning the Under 13s.

Hethersett travel to Horspath (Oxford) on Monday to contest the British Senior Club Championship.