ASTLEY and Tyldesley made it a hat-trick of third places when they hosted three British Club Championship events at Gin Pit on Saturday.

The competition, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Astley, brings together some of the best cycle speedway riders from around the country.

A&T's Emily Burgess rode brilliantly to become the meeting's top scorer in the women's final.

The 14-year-old scored 15 points and was beaten just once in the match, despite racing against senior opposition leading her team to third in the women's final behind Leicester won the title for an incredible 13th successive year.

Result: Leicester 50, Poole 44, Astley & Tyldesley 35, Ipswich 34, Sheffield 26.

A&T scorers: Emily Burgess 15, Melissa Boylin 7, Erin Corrigan 6, Alison Bull 5, Keira Atherton 2.

After a bright start with two race wins in the opening four races in the veterans final, A&T fell behind to finish third place.

Two race exclusions for starting infringements put paid to their chances of beating Birmingham to second place.

Result: Leicester 59, Birmingham 43, Astley & Tyldesley 36.

A&T scorers: Mark Grantham 11, Steve Harris 9, Paul Graham 8, Mick Knowles 4, Mark Brundrett 4.

A&T's A pairing of Burgess and Boylin were joint winners of the under-16s girls' first semi-final, finishing level with Exeter on 36 points.

Both teams qualified for the A final where Burgess continued her brilliant form which saw her unbeaten in all six races in the semi-final and again in the final.

A&T finished third on 30 points behind winners Exeter who beat Poole A in a run-off, after both teams had scored 34 points. A&T's B pairing of Erin Corrigan and Jacqui Kinsey were eliminated in the u16 girls' second semi-final and finished

joint third in the u16s girls' B final.

A Final result: Exeter 34, Poole A 34, Astley & Tyldesley A 30, Poole B 22.

A&T scorers: Emily Burgess 24, Melissa Boylin 6.

B Final result: Leicester 39, Wednesfield 37, Astley & Tyldesley B 22, East Park 22.

A&T scorers: Erin Corrigan 14, Jacqui Kinsey 8 (2).

Stockport hosted round four of the Manchester League Grand Prix series on a cold Wednesday evening.

Astley & Tyldesley took their fourth win of the series in Division Two, while Stockport won the Division One match to draw level with A&T, with two rounds remaining.

A&T's Duncan Whalley raced to a 16-point maximum in the u10s category, and club-mate Max Evans top scored in the u16s match with 14 points.

Result (only top five scorers count to their team totals)

Astley & Tyldesley 72, Stockport 57, Bury 45.

A&T scorers: Duncan Whalley 16, Tom Beeley 14, Aiden Green 14, Tom Morrissey 14, Charlie Burgess 14, Max Evans 14, Lewis Skitterall 13, Ciaran Collins 12, Freddy Warn 9, Oscar Belt 9, Chloe Warn 9, Lucy Grantham 7, Emily Burgess 7, Myles Grantham 6.

Sheffield's Adam Watson raced to a maximum score in the senior match, while Stockport's Ben Higham and A&T's Reece Pollitt dropped one point each.

Manchester League Division One result (only top five scorers count to their team totals)

Stockport 49, Astley & Tyldesley 26, Sheffield 24.

A&T scorers: Reece Pollitt 15, Max Evans 11.

A&T's Steve Harris top scored for the North and Scotland senior team, with 18 points, as they lost 108-91 to the South East & East team in Sunday's Battle of Britain match at Sheffield. Pawel Idziorek scored 15 and Paul Graham 10. The North & Scotland were beaten in the junior match, 104-95, with A&T's Max Evans scoring 16 points, plus one bonus, and Ciaran Collins 12.