CLUB NEWS: Hethersett do the double at Hellingly

Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators made the long journey to Sussex for the annual League fixtures against Hellingly Lions and for the first time came back to Norfolk with all the points in the bag.

The first-team were boosted by the return of David Adams who had resumed training a month ago and he gave a solid performance. Harley Hamill continued his good form and was well supported by rider/manager Leigh Cossey and Glyn Morgan.

The home side took a slender lead until a 7-3 win by Morgan and Hamill in heat 8 put the Hawks one up. Morgan and Adams got another 7-3 win to increase the lead to four points and a 6-4 win by Cossey and Liam webster in the penultimate heat sealed a narrow victory.

(H.Hamill 17 L.Cossey 17 G.Morgan 15 L.Webster 13 D.Adams 10 O.Wells 9 D.Butler 8 P.Delaiche 1)

In the Division 2 match it was the vastly improving teenagers Daniel Longlands and Paul Delaiche that caught the eye in a 6-point win for the Hawks, Owen Wells dropping just two points to top the scorers. The teams were level at the interval but the key race was heat 11 as Wells and Longlands engineered a 7-3 win and a careful approach after that ensured victory.

(O.Wells 18 D.Longlands 17 P,Delaiche 14 D.Adams 14 G.Morgan 7 N.Longlands 5 K.Adams 4 L.Webster 4)

It was a busy weekend as the Hawks played hosts to over 60 riders from across the region for a Regional Round of the British Youth and Junior League. There were A Final appearances for George Larter-Dixon and Owen Wells while Shaun and Josie Kell both won their respective B finals. In the South-East & Eastern Senior Grand Prix Glyn Morgan finished runner-up.

Next action at the Memorial Playing Field is on Saturday June 2nd with the staging of the Norfolk Championships. Ipswich visit the following day.