Astley and Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club made it a hat-trick of wins in the North and Scotland League fixture at Hull last Sunday afternoon.

It was a hot and sunny day, with track conditions tricky, as it quickly dried out after each bout of watering.

In the Division One match, the scores were tight early on, with A&T holding a two-points lead after heat five. Successive 7-3 heat wins to A&T in heats eight and nine then made the score 51-39 to the visitors.

A&T extended their lead to run out comfortable 99-80 winners.

Emily Burgess top scored for them, with Duncan Whalley losing only once, and the rest of the main team all scoring solidly.

North & Scotland League Division One result: Hull 80 Astley & Tyldesley 99.

A&T scorers: Emily Burgess 20 (plus 1 bonus), Duncan Whalley 17 (2), Frank White 17 (2), John White 16, Terry Norman 15 (4), Steve Harris 10 (3), Oscar Belt 2, Josh Pilkington 1, Levi Edwards 1.

The Division Two match followed a similar pattern, with the scores close early on, at 30-30 after heat six.

A&T then took a 6-4 and a 7-3 heat win, to take the lead, and gradually pulled away to win 80-68. Duncan Whalley raced unbeaten for A&T, with solid support from the rest of the team.

North & Scotland League Division Two result: Hull 68 Astley & Tyldesley 80.

A&T scorers: Duncan Whalley 18 (2), Oscar Belt 16, Frank White 15, Josh Pilkington 13, Steve Harris 9 (2), Levi Edwards 9 (2).

The Division Three match was a closely-contested affair throughout, with A&T snatching victory in the final heat of the under-13 category.

Both teams started the day unbeaten, with Hull having ended A&T’s run of eight successive Division Three league titles, by winning the division in 2023.

A&T’s Alex Lawless raced unbeaten in the U10 category, while Frank White was also undefeated in the U13s category.

In the end, A&T just managed to overcome their numerical disadvantage - six riders against Hull’s seven - to take the win by a narrow 75-71 margin.

North & Scotland League Division Three result: Hull 71 Astley & Tyldesley 75.

A&T scorers: Alex Lawless 16, Frank White 16, Josh Pilkington 13, Elijah Rechembei 12, Oscar Belt 11, Levi Edwards 7.