Norfolk v Suffolk return match

HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES had six riders representing Norfolk in return Junior matches against Suffolk at Harford Park, Norwich.

In the Under-10s Luca El Labany helped set the platform for a team win by joining Norfolk Champion Connor Jarrett for a 7-3 win in his first ever team race.  Substitute Lewis Smith also produced some key rides as Norfolk won 82-78 and secured an aggregate win.

The Under-16 match was also a close affair. Charlie Lyth, unbeaten in five rides, had support from Paul Delaiche and when these two came out for the final nominated riders race Norfolk were leading 75-74.  Their opponents were British Under-14 champion Harvey Young and Kristian Mitchell. Two pile-ups meant the race was re-started twice but disaster struck as Charlie fell and Suffolk took full advantage to take the race 6-4 and the overall victory 81-78.  George Larter-Dixon and McKenzie Loombe also had their moments for Norfolk.

The Norfolk under 10’s beat Suffolk under 10’s 82-78 to win overall 171-149.

Will Blackmore 19
Tabby Nierop 10+1
Connor Jarrett 14+2
Luca El-Labany 10
Shaun Kell 16
Frank Spauls 7
Lewis Smith 6

In the under 16s vs Suffolk, Norfolk lost 81-78 and overall 162-157. It was tight all the way through, with a Suffolk 7-3 in the last race securing the overall win.

Charlie Lyth 21
McKenzie Loombe 4
Paul Delaiche 19
Josie Kell 4
Kieran Legg 13+2
Tom Blackmore 12+1
George Larter-Dixon 5

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