South East Div 1 .
Great Blakenham 69 .
Lewis Osborne 21 (6), Will Jennings 13+1 (6), Sam Turland 12 (6), Gavin Whitehouse 10+1 (6), Terry Ashford 7+1 (6), Vlad Simons 6 (6) .
Ipswich Whirlwinds 111.
Josh Brooke 22+1(6), Lewis Roberts 20+3 (6), Pierce Bacon 20+2 (6), Jamie Chittock 19+4 (6), Ben Harvey 19+3 (6), Phil Clarke 11+1 (6) .
Referee. Jordan Stant (Suffolk ) .
Ipswich Whirlwinds travelled to neighbours Great Blakenham with a slightly changed team due to injury to Leon Mower in which he picked up during last weeks match against the Eagles ,this gave a chance for Phil Clarke to come in and get his first match under his belt.
Ipswich knew they were going into this match not having to give away any penalty points and were expecting a tough test with Blakenham able to boast with the likes of the Osborne brothers and Adam Peck and they were looking forward to the challenge, unfortunately this wasn’t the case as Blakenham had a very depleted side. With Lewis Osborne the only rider to offer any resistance to the Whirlwinds onslaught it was very much a one sided affair which saw all the Ipswich riders pick at least one heat win each in the process. It was a good-all round team performance and a good chance for the team manager to work on partnerships.
There will be tougher tests to come for the Whirlwinds with Hethersett Hawks up next at Whitton for what will be the top of the table clash and most likely to be the top two come the end of the season. But for the time being the Whirlwinds are blowing away all before them ,with a strong spine in the heart of the squad and two up and coming stars in Ben Harvey and Pierce Bacon who have both settled into the team it’s looking good for the Whirlwinds.
After three matches the Whirlwinds averages are as follows ; Josh Brooke 3.88 , Jamie Chittock 3.83, Lewis Roberts 3.66, Leon Mower 3.54, Pierce Bacon 3.05, Ben Harvey 2.94, Phil Clarke 2.00.