OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY, Astley & Tyldesley have won the Northern Fours League in 2022! A&T’s second-place finish behind Hull in the Round 5 match on Sunday at a rain-soaked Hull circuit was enough to capture the overall series with one round left. Stockport began the day in second position in the standings on OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY, but withdrew owing to a shortage of riders, while third-placed Bury was pipped for third place on the day by fourth-placed Sheffield. This means that A&T completed the day seven points clear of Bury, who now sits second in the league.


Heavy rain fell overnight and into morning at OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY, but it stopped just in time for the Fours League match. Hull established an early lead and never looked back, despite the fact that A&T pushed them all the way. The key race was heat 13 between Hull’s Lewis Foxley and A&T’s Pawel Idziorek, who were both undefeated. Idziorek was disqualified after colliding with another rider on the third/fourth curve. Foxley went on to accomplish a perfect score, with Idziorek’s removal accounting for the sole points he lost. Hull held on to their advantage and defeated A&T by 3.5 points. In heat 16, the referee couldn’t decide between Hull’s Nathan Everett and Heckmondwike’s Mark Rushby for first place at the finish line, resulting in a rare dead heat at OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY.

Round 5 of the Northern Fours League

  • Astley & Tyldesley 50, Hull 53.5 Sheffield 42, Bury 41, Heckmondwike 33.5, and Stockport 0 points
  • Lewis Foxley (16), Jack Lister (13), David Cooper (13), Nathan Everett (9.5), Matt Eglen (2) for Hull.
  • Reece Pollitt (15), Steve Harris (13), Pawel Idziorek (12), Owen Simcock (5), Duncan Whalley (5) for A&T.
  • Kyle Holland had 12, Kielan Burton had 12, Jack Brownell had 11, Oliver Banyard had 4, Will Banyard had 3.
  • Kris Ramsden 11, Mike Baldock 10, Eryk Motala 10, Danny Taylor 7, Tom Dunphy 3 for Bury.
  • Mark Rushby 10.5, Stuart Hardaker 7, Justin Naylor 6, Pat Beacock 5, Tony Lebrasse 5 for Heckmondwike at OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY.

Darren Kent is the official referee

Standings in the Northern Fours League (after 5 rounds)

Astley & Tyldesley 26 points (250 race points), Bury 19 points (212 race points), Sheffield 18 points (198), Stockport 18 points (169), Hull 15 points (188.5), Heckmondwike 8 points (145.5).


Due to excessive rain that flooded the track, officials debated canceling the opening match of the day, the u-10 and u-13 Ladder Individual as part of the Northern Junior League competition at OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY However, since every rider there wanted to race, a total of 24 cyclists lined up for the match! In the final round of races, Sheffield’s Lacey Ackroyd beat Bury’s Jayden Hancock to win the u-13 GP, with Sheffield’s Oliver Banyard third and Hull’s Kacey Bennett fourth. Bury’s Bobby Dunphy slipped off while leading the last round of races for the u-10s, therefore Hull’s Harry Gibson won the u-10 GP ahead of Dunphy, with A&T’s Josh Pilkington third and Heckmondwike’s Charlie Lebrasse fourth at OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY.

The sun came out for the last set of races of the day, with 11 riders competing in the Division 2 Individual, and 6 competing in the u-16 and u-19 categories, which were held simultaneously. A&T’s Duncan Whalley (u-16), Sheffield’s Kielan Burton (u-19), and Heckmondwike’s Darren Kent and Mark Rushby all scored the highest (Div. 2) at OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY.

Hull made it a double team victory on the day, defeating Heckmondwike by five points in the Junior League match, with Sheffield finishing third. All three teams are still in the running for the Northern Junior League championship at OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY.

Round 5 of the Northern Junior League

Hull (138), Heckmondwike (133), Sheffield (81), Astley & Tyldesley (53), Bury (44), and Stockport (0).


U-10s: Harry Gibson (Hull), 16, Bobby Dunphy (Bury), 15, Josh Pilkington (A&T), 14, Charlie Lebrasse (Heckmondwike), 13, Joseph Green (Heckmondwike), 12, Lincoln Ackroyd (Sheffield), 11, Charlie Taylor (Sheffield), 10, Ellwood Harrison (Hull), 9, James Vanner (Heckmondwike), 8, Polly Gowans (Hull), 7, Elijah Rechembei (A&T), 6, at OKBET Cycle Speedaway

U-13s: Lacey Ackroyd (Sheffield), Jayden Hancock (Bury), Oliver Banyard (Sheffield), Kacey Bennett (Hull), Spencer Glenton (Hull), George Lebrasse (Heckmondwike), Elliott Long (Heckmondwike), Will Hollich (Hull), Frankie Beckett (Hull), Chloe Bassett (A&T), Tyrer Millward (Hull),

OKBET CYCLE SPEEDWAY, Duncan Whalley (A&T) has 16, Tom Dunphy (Bury) has 14, Liam Bennett (Hull) has 12, and Owen Simcock (A&T) has 10.

Kielan Burton (Sheffield) 16, Ryan Tomkinson (Hull) 14 U-19s

Div. 2: Darren Kent (Heckmondwike) 16, Mark Rushby (Heckmondwike) 16, Will Banyard (Sheffield) 14, Rich Gibson (Hull) 12, Justin Naylor (Heckmondwike) 12, Matt Eglen (Hull) 11, Pat Beacock (Heckmondwike) 10, Stuart Hardaker (Heckmondwike) 9, Tony

Andy Schofield is the official referee.

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