Junior riders shine for Heckmondwike

Heckmondwike Cycle Speedway Club's Junior riders
Heckmondwike Cycle Speedway Club's Junior riders

Heckmondwike Cycle Speedway’s junior riders produced two impressive displays to register victories over Bury and Hull.

In the under-13s match at Bury, Tom Whitwam scored a maximum 16 points and Connor Hinde-Marsden 15 as Heckmondwike recorded a 72-48 victory.

They followed that up with a 40-36 success against Hull as Whitwam again registered a maximum 16 points and Will Naylor 10.

Under-13 Results

Heckmondwike 72, Bury 48.

Heckmondwike scores: Connor Hinde Marsden 15, Tom Whitwam 16, Harvey Wells 8, Ben Summergill 11, declan Summergill 13, Bella Naylor 9.

Heckmondwike 40, Hull 36.

Heckmondwike scores: Tom Whitwam 16, Will Naylor 10, Bella Naylor 6, Harvey Wells 8.

n Heckmondwike’s senior team fought well in their home game against Bury until the midway stages.

Darren Kent took a tumble in his first heat, dropping valuable points and although Heckmondwike battled on, Bury sealed an 82-67 win.

Heckmondwike only had two senior riders for last Sunday’s trip to Hull and had to include all their junior members to make up the team.

Richard Wells suffered a broken thumb in his first heat and eight-year-old Bella Naylor had to substitute him for two races. Heckmondwike went on to suffer a 103-47 defeat.

Senior results

Heckmondwike 67, Bury 82.

Heckmondwike scores: Pawel Idziorek 16 (maximum), Laura Watson 5+1, Richard Wells 5, Darren Kent 15, Adam Watson 14, Justin Naylor 7. Ryan Summergill reserve.

Hull 47, Heckmondwike 103.

Heckmondwike scores: Justin Naylor 7, Adam Watson 12, Richard Wells 5, Tom Whitwam 7, Will Naylor 8, Harvey Wells 5, Bella Naylor (reserve) 2.