CLUB NEWS: A busy and successful weekend for Hawks

HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES had a very busy and successful weekend. It included getting their first League wins of the season and hosting a staggering number of riders on Saturday after contractors finished laying concrete in the pits the day before!!

Saturday’s South East Grand Prix Round 3 (which doubles as a regional round of the British Youth and Junior League) attracted 65 riders, 29 of them were Under-10 and 19 came from the home Club. There were A Final victories for Luca El Labany in the Under10s and Mason Martin in the Under-16s (his was by default but he rode exceptionally well to drop just three points in the combined qualifying heats). Other Hawks to catch the eye were Nyla El Labany, Oscar Copeland, Ronnie Harding and Aiesha Musa plus George Morris in his first competitive match.

Full results –

BYJL Team Scores (U12 U14 U16 U18 & Girls)
Kesgrave 115 Norwich 59 Hethersett 55 Hellingly 23

Grand Prix Finals

A – 1 Lincoln Powling (Kesgrave) 2 Freddie Mower (Gt Blakenham) 3 Archie Rawlings (Kesgrave) 4 Lauren Fenn (Kesgrave)
B – 1 Leo Piggott (Gt Blakenham) 2 Harry Holder (Gt Blakenham) 3 Alfie Gunn (Hethersett) 4 Freddie Faies (Gt Blakenham)
C – 1 Evie Fenn (Kesgrave) 2 Nyla El Labany (Hethersett) 3 Grace Cameron (Hethersett) 4 Brody Harris (Kesgrave, ns)
D – 1 Ava Harrison (Kesgrave) 2 Josh Morris (Hethersett, ns)

A – 1 Luca El Labany (Hethersett) 2 Theo Case (Kesgrave) 3 Frank Spauls (Norwich) 4 Oscar Copeland (Hethersett)
B – 1 Ronnie Harding (Hethersett) 2 Oscar Pemberton (Kesgrave) 3 Samuel Ridley (Hellingly) 4 Jasper Johnson (Gt Blakenham)
C – 1 Austin Brailey (Hethersett) 2 Caiden Rawlings (Kesgrave) 3 George Morris (Hethersett) 4 Arlo Davies (Hethersett)
D – 1 Harry Holder (Gt Blakenham) 2 Noah Cameron (Hethersett) 3 Oliver Spurgeon (Kesgrave, ns)

A – 1 Ollie Edmunds (Kesgrave) 2 Demi-Blu Harris (Kesgrave) 3 Connor Jarrett (Kesgrave) 4 Will Blackmore (Norwich)
B – 1 Harry Ridley (Hellingly) 2 Charlie Spurgeon (Kesgrave) 3 Isaac Powling (Kesgrave) 4 Lola Martin (Hethersett)
C – 1 Zachary Eastwood (Norwich) 2 Jamal Musa (Hethersett)

A – 1 Shaun Kell (Norwich) 2 Harvey Shumake (Kesgrave) 3 Oscar Hammond (Kesgrave) 4 Luca Woodhouse (Kesgrave)
B – 1 Paul Edwards (Hellingly) 2 Dylan Geer (Hellingly) 3 Will Clarke (Hethersett) 4 Matthew Sidell (Hethersett)

A – 1 Mason Martin (Hethersett)

A – 1 Tom Blackmore (Norwich)

A – 1 Ella Case (Kesgrave) 2 Aiesha Musa (Hethersett) 3 Josie Kell (Norwich) 4 Amelia Dodson (Hethersett)

A – 1 Noah Woodhouse (Kesgrave) 2 Owen Wells (Ipswich) 3 Fraser Harris (Ipswich) 4 Jamie Medler (Norwich)
B – 1 Luke Dunningham (Ipswich) 2 Paul Delaiche (Hethersett)

A – 1 Paddy Wenn (Norwich) 2 Rory Freeman (Norwich) 3 Steve Hammond (Kesgrave) 4 Paul Jay (Kesgrave)
B – 1 Barrie Geer (Hellingly) 2 Gavin Whitehouse (Gt Blakenham)

* Qualifying heats for these categories were raced as one competition with 18 riders.

65 riders

Referees – David Ewbank, Steve Copping, Harley Hamill.

Sunday saw the Hawks travel to Great Blakenham for South East League matches. The Division 2 team was weakened by holidays and work commitments but put on an excellent show to record their first win of the season. Mason Martin was outstanding scoring a maximum while Glyn Morgan, a week after extending his lead in the Eurovets Over-60s series by wining in Glasgow, had his first League outing of the season and was beaten only once. A steady start then saw Hawks pull away when Morgan assisted Aiesha Musa to a 7-3 win and then substitute Dave Martin came in for two 7-3 wins to set the Hawks on course for their 87-73 win.

(Mason Martin 20, Glyn Morgan 17+2, Paul Delaiche 16+1, Lola Martin 12, Aiesha Musa 11, Dave Martin 6+2, Oscar Copeland 4, Jamal Musa 1)

Disaster befell Gt Blakenham for the Youth League fixture as late call-offs reduced their team to just three riders. In the end they borrowed some riders from Hethersett to make sure a competitive match ensued and indeed Blakenham won it 66-64. Of course the official score will look much different once guest rider scores were adjusted giving Hethersett a comfortable win. Lica El Labany was unbeaten by a home rider and Aiesha Musa dropped just two points.

(Luca El Labany 19+1, Aiesha Musa 17+1, Lola Martin 12+2, Nyla El Labany 12+2, Austin Brailey 10+2, Oscar Copeland 10+2)

Hethersett riders will be in action at Eaton Park on Wednesday evening in the first Norfolk Grand Prix for Under-16s, Females (12+) and Seniors. Racing starts at 7 p.m.