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  1. Craig Cook wins heat 5 taking Sam Masters from the back then withdraws from his next ride and, presumably, the meeting citing illness. What’s going on now especially that IRR is now in place!
  2. Older than that even. Greg turned 49 in June.
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    Eastbourne need a guest at reserve in place of injured Alfie and will have to hope Eddie is not suffering from jet lag.
  4. Should get some Ipswich fans to this. Five of those named ride for the Witches.
  5. Marsarna v Vetlanda live on Freesports this Thursday.
  6. Riding for Scunthorpe today at Sheffield. 8 points from three rides so far, beaten only by the Witches skipper.
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    Eagles v bandits 25 may

    Danny Ayres was due to ride for Scunthorpe at Glasgow this evening. Postponed only a couple of hours ago so Berwick's choice would already have been made.
  8. The options open to Eastbourne very much depend upon new greensheet averages due out now. From tomorrow Tom's increases to 6.05 meaning combined averages will be 43.13. The remainder of the teams CMAs take effect from 1st June. As these are rolling averages taken over the past 20 eligible fixtures I don't see them changing much. In fact Lewis' might increase.( On rolling averages, I have no idea how Ed's are calculated. He started this season on the converted figure he achieved at the end of the 2017 season for Rye House. He hasn't ridden in the Championship/ Premier League since 2016.) One concern I have is how Kyle's will move. Last season he spent two periods out injured so his rolling average might now include scores he racked up for Lakeside from the first half of their campaign. It only needs to increase by 0.35 possibly to render him ineligible depending upon what the BSPA decides.
  9. As predicted, Kyle has been signed as a temporary replacement.
  10. I would not be surprised to see Kyle Newman named as a temporary replacement.
  11. There is very little wriggle room. Eastbourne on 39.08 are already 1.08 over the points limit. From next Saturday, Georgie will move back from 2.38 to 2.00. but Tom's average increases from 2.00 to 6.11. The remaining team are subject rolling averages which do not change until 23rd May to take effect 1st June. Therefore, from now until the beginning of June the combined CMAs increase to 42.81. Other riders averages would have to drop quite alarmingly by the 23rd. I expect those of Richard, Ed, Alfie and Ben will go south but Lewis' may go in the other direction.
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    Eastbourne 2019

    The reason is that it gives Eastbourne a strong hitter in heat 14.
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    Eastbourne 2019

    He wasn't. It is his converted average based upon his starting figure for Rye House in 2018.
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    KENT 2019

    There was hardly suitable rider available. Tom Brennan and Ben Morley were riding for Eastbourne, Max Clegg - Edinburgh, Leon Flint and Kyle Bickley - Belle Vue and Tom Bacon - Stoke.
  15. Ipswich side in 2002 included Chris Louis, Scott Nicholls, Jeremy Doncaster, Craig Boyce, Joonas Kylmakorpi, Leigh Lanham, Danny Bird and Carl Baldwin. There may have been changes to the line-up during the course of the season.

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