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Astley & Tyldesley fielded a team in the British Veterans Club Championship at Leicester on Saturday.

A & T were one of six teams who lined up in the 1st semi-final. It quickly became split into two matches, with Horspath, Leicester and East London locked in battle for the two final qualifying places, whilst A & T, Edinburgh and Swindon were aiming to take 4th place in the match. Edinburgh held a slender lead over A & T at the end of the second, third and fourth round of races, with Swindon adrift in 6th place. However, A & T finished strongly, with three successive race wins over Edinburgh riders sufficient to clinch the target of 4th place on the day for A & T. This was a good solid performance by A & T, with all the team chipping in with vital points.

Leicester and East London narrowly edged out Horspath to progress to the final. Leicester were convincing winners of the final, finishing ahead of Wednesfield, East London and Poole respectively.

A & T moved onto 32 points and are in 7th place in the overall British Club Championships series, after five of the seven rounds ridden.

Veterans British Club Championship results

1st Semi-Final

Leicester 69 East London 65 Horspath 63 Astley & Tyldesley 36 Edinburgh 35 Swindon 24.

A & T scorers: Ron Makin 11, Roy Heslop 10, Mike Hack 8, Will Evans 7.

2nd Semi-Final

Wednesfield 48 Poole 43 Norwich 40 Birmingham 37 Sheffield 29.

Final

Leicester 54 Wednesfield 39 East London 33 Poole 31.