KING'S LYNN 31 BRUMMIES 59

Wednesday May 11, 2016
BIRMINGHAM pulled off their biggest away league victory in almost four years as they eased past King’s Lynn Young Stars 59-31 at the Adrian Flux Arena.

The win extends the Surestop Brummies’ unbeaten run to nine meetings on another truly remarkable night for the youngest ever line-up in British Speedway history.

Graham Drury’s side took the chequered flag first in 12 of the 15 races and denied the Young Stars a single heat advantage in a totally dominant performance.

Said Drury: “I’m absolutely delighted with each and every single one of our riders tonight – they’ve left me speechless and it’s not often that happens trust me!

“This time last week we were saying how they draw at home to Kent may have done us a favour in the long run – and it looks like that may have been the case.

“I’m so proud of the team tonight for the determined performance they displayed and this result definitely sends out a message to everyone else in the league.

“I have to give a special mention to all of the Birmingham supporters who made the trip to King’s Lynn tonight. It’s a long way to come on a Wednesday evening but the lads were backed in big numbers and the fans were in full voice all night long and fair play to them.

“We head to Mildenhall on Sunday and the aim, without question, is to keep our undefeated run going into double figures!”

Darryl Ritchings top scored for the Brummies for a second week running while No.1 Zach Wajtknecht bagged his third paid maximum of 2016.

Tom Perry and Danyon Hume both reached paid-double figures while Jack Smith showed superb character to bounce back with eight paid nine after failing to score at home to Kent last week.

Tom Bacon produced yet another solid showing in the middle order while reserve Jack Parkinson-Blackburn rode hard for his points.

KING’S LYNN 31: Josh Bailey, 10, Ryan Kinsley, 8, Tom Stokes 6, Shane Hazelden 3+1, Nathan Greaves 3, Scott Campos 1+1, Layne Cupitt 0.

BIRMINGHAM 59: Darryl Ritchings 12, Zach Wajtknecht 11+1, Tom Perry 9+2, Danyon Hume 9+1, Jack Smith 8+1, Tom Bacon 6, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn 4+2.

Picture: STEVE HONE

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