CLUB NEWS: Hawks struggle in play-off

HETHERSETT HAWKS / MYHILL DECORATORS contested the Regional Play-Offs of the CS Knock Out Cup at Ipswich. The “A” section found the going tough with the stars of Ipswich and Great Blakenham battling for supremacy but in the “B” section there were some excellent performances from experienced David Adams and Glyn Morgan, both of whom registered a race win, and encouraging signs from youngsters Paul Delaiche and Charlie Lyth. The match had a dramatic final heat 32 when Ipswich seemed certain to retain their title until Ashley Hill got excluded for anticipating the start leaving British Champion Josh Brooke to speed to a race win and take Blakenham through to the National Play-Off at Poole on September 23rd.

(G.Morgan 10 D.Adams 9 L.Cossey 7 L.Webster 7 O.Wells 6 C.Lyth 6 H.Hamill 5 P.Delaiche 5)

Owen Wells scored 15 points in the final British Elite Junior Grand Prix at Poole. In a race-off for third place he slipped on a corner but despite that he finished fourth overall in the series. Paul Delaiche travelled to Hellingly in Sussex and finished fourth in the Under-18 regional Grand Prix.

This Saturday club members will be at Kesgrave for the East Anglian Championships and the South East & Eastern Ladies & Girls Championships, starting at 11 a.m. On Sunday Owen Wells will represent the regional junior team against North & Scotland at Great Blakenham.