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MSDL 2022

 

The 2022 MSDL will again compromise of three teams – reigning champions Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Sittingbourne. There were hope of adding a few more teams but unfortunately they were not able to commit.

The Birmingham DUCTAIR Bulls aim for their third title win having finished top in 2019 and 2021 but they will have tough opposition in the Wolverhampton Wolf Cubs and the Sittingbourne Crusaders.

They will meet each other home and away twice which gives the youngsters valuable track time. All three clubs will also be running other events for the young riders with Birmingham planning a full second half including 125cc races and Youth 500.

Wolverhampton open the 2022 season with the visit of local rivals Birmingham on Monday 4th April then the two sides meet again 48 hours later at Perry Barr. Kent open their fixtures at home on Sunday May 1st with the visit of Wolverhampton.

League co-ordinator Laurence Rogers is glad to see the league survive , “ It’s been a hard few years for the MSDL but we have survived . We welcome Sittingbourne back into the fold and this is pleasing whilst the Midlands rivalry between Wolverhampton and Birmingham is back. I had spoken to a few clubs about entering but they can’t fit in this year but we are already discussing 2023 with them. “

“The main thing is that the young riders coming through the system have somewhere to ride in a competitive environment that will stand them in good stead for the future.”

MSDL 2022 FIXTURES

 

APRIL

MON 4    WOLVERHAMPTON V BIRMINGHAM    A  14-18

WEDS 6   BIRMINGHAM V WOLVERHAMPTON   A   OFF

 

MAY

SUN  1     KENT V WOLVERHAMPTON                     A  20-15

WEDS 4  BIRMINGHAM V WOLVERHAMPTON           changed to challenge 

MON 9   WOLVERHAMPTON V KENT                      A   21-14

WEDS 18  BIRMINGHAM  V KENT                            A    OFF

 

JUNE

MON    6   WOLVERHAMPTON  V  KENT                B

WEDS  22  BIRMINGHAM V WOLVERHAMPTON  A

WEDS  29   BIRMINGHAM  V KENT                        A

 

JULY

WEDS  13    BIRMINGHAM V  WOLVERHAMPTON   B  now July 27

WEDS   20   BIRMINGHAM V KENT                             B

SUN     24    KENT  V WOLVERHAMPTON                   B

MON   25    WOLVERHAMPTON V BIRMINGHAM     B

 

AUGUST

SUN     28    KENT V  BIRMINGHAM                       B

 

SEPTEMBER

SUN     4      KENT V BIRMINGHAM                       B

 

 

 

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What proved to be an incident filled clash the 2022 MSDL season opened with reigning champions Birmingham DUCTAIR Bulls defeating local rivals Wolverhampton PARRY'S INTERNATIONAL Wolf Cubs in a closely contested clash 18-14.

Both sides were dealt pre-meeting blows missing a rider each . Wolf Cubs Luke Killeen was ruled out awaiting his British passport whilst the Bulls had to ride without teenager Freddy Hodder as his father was unavailable to drive him due to a work commitment. So both sides operated rider-replacement sharing the rides with the remaining three team members.

The Bulls were sitting on a maximum 5-1 heat win in heat 1 but for Arran Butcher to fall on a greasy surface with light rain affecting it in heat 1.

Then heat two saw three riders crash coming out of bend one with all four reinstated into the re-run only for Arran Butcher to fall alongside two others and gain an exclusion and a visit to the ambulance whilst home No. 1 Sam Woolley hurting his knee in the two incidents and withdrawing from the meeting .

This meant both sides were down to two riders each with the team managers juggling their resources.

Jacob Fellows fell in heat 3 hurting his hand and thumb missing his next ride but coming back to vitally win heat 6 to secure his side victory.

His cousin Bailey Fellows though rode superbly to notch a 12 point maximum from his four rides. For the Wolf Cubs Jamie Sealey was consistent despite bike problems with four second places whilst the fast starting Ben Phillips included a fall in his paid 5 return.

WOLVERHAMPTON PARRY'S INTERNATIONAL WOLF CUBS 14
(Jamie Sealey 4r 8, Ben Phillips4r 4+1, Sam Woolley 1r 2, Luke Killeen R/R)

BIRMINGHAM DUCTAIR BULLS 18
(Bailey Fellows 4r 12 (max); Jacob Fellows 3r 6; Arran Butcher 2 r 0; Freddy Hodder R/R)
 

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Monday May 9th:

Wolverhampton PARRYS INTERNATIONAL Wolf Cubs 21  Sittingbourne Crusaders 14

 

An incident packed clash saw the Wolf Cubs gain revenge for their recent defeat at Sittingbourne with a 21-14 win.

Heat 1 saw home skipper Sam Woolley come down on bend 2 but remount and join his partner Ben Phillips for a 5-1.

Heat 2 saw a rare sight as both Jake Fellows, guesting in place of Luke Killeen for the home side and Sittingbourne debutant Nathan Hargrave both loop at the gate causing the race to be stopped with both excluded from the re-run.

Hargrave then , unfortunately, looped it again in heat 3 to make it a debut to forget and with a bent bike he missed his last ride.

Then amazingly Jacob Fellows again looped it causing heat 4 to be stopped and the guest from Birmingham finally got to his feet and had a trip to the ambulance. He missed his last ride then went to hospital for a check up not getting out of their till the next morning thankfully with no breaks.

Heat 5 saw race leader Sam Woolley take a tumble on bend 4 but cleared the track to make it an eventful first 5 heats .

Heat 6 saw the race of the night as Wolf Cubs guest Kai Ward and Crusaders captain James Laker have a four lap side by side battle before Ward secured victory to complete a four ride 12 point maximum .

 
Wolverhampton 21 (Kai Ward 4r 12, Sam Woolley 3r 5+1; Ben Phillips 3r 4, Jacob Fellows 2r 0)
Sittingbourne 14 ( James Laker 4r 6, Rhys Laker 3r 5+1, James Jessop 3r 3+2, Nathan Hargrave 2r 0)
 
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9 hours ago, Speedway fan said:

Monday May 9th:

Wolverhampton 21 (Kai Ward 4r 12, Sam Woolley 3r 6; Ben Phillips 3r 3+1, Jacob Fellows 2r 0)
Sittingbourne 14 ( James Laker 4r 6, Rhys Laker 3r 5+1, James Jessop 3r 3+2, Nathan Hargrave 2r 0)
 

Still no Luke Killeen

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MSDL TABLE
UP TO + INC 9/5/22
TEAM                         M W D L   FOR AGAINST PTS
BIRMINGHAM          1 1 0 0      18       14            2
WOLVERHAMPTON 2 1 0 1     36       34            2
SITTINGBOURNE     2 1 0 1      34      36            2

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Posted (edited)

BIRMINGHAM V  WOLVERHAMPTON NOW WEDS 22ND JUNE

BIRMINGHAM V KENT RAINED OFF 18/5/22   ==NEW DATE = WEDS 20 JULY 

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MSDL
MON 4 JULY
WOLVERHAMPTON GO TOP OF MSDL WITH CONVINCING WIN OVER SITTINGBOURNE
The Wolverhampton PARRY’S INTERNATIONAL Wolf Cubs took over top spot in the MSDL following their convincing 24-12 victory over the Sittingbourne Crusaders.
Luke Killeen raced to a 12 point maximum for the Wolf Cubs who were without their captain Sam Woolley and utilised rider replacement to cover his rides. He was backed up by guest Bailey Fellows who notched 7+3 from his 4 rides whilst Jamie Sealey added 5+2 to the total.
The Crusaders had Eli Meadows on good form as he included two heat wins in his 9 points score from 4 rides whilst skipper James Laker battled away with 3 paid 4. Nathan Hargrave crashed out in two rides whilst lady rider Taya Thirtle was beset by bike troubles.
WOVERHAMPTON 24 ( LUKE KILLEEN 4R 12 MAX; BAILEY FELLOWS (G) 4R 7+3; JAMIE SEALEY 4R 5+2; SAM WOOLLEY R/R)
SITTINBOURNE 12 (ELI MEADOWS 4R 9; JAMES LAKER 4R 3+1; TAYA THIRTLE 2R 0; NATHAN HARGRAVE 2R 0)
TEAM                  M W D L FOR AGAINST TOTAL
Wolverhampton 6 3 0 3    110 99                6
Birmingham      3 2 0 1       53  50               4
Sittingbourne    3 1 0 2      46   60               2
 
 
 
 

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Posted (edited)

RAMPANT DUCTAIR BULLS REGAIN TOP SPOT IN MSDL

 

The Birmingham DUCTAIR Bulls were in rampant form at Perry Barr as they handing out a comprehensive defeat to title rivals Wolverhampton , who lost their young skipper Luke Harrison in heat 1. The 15 year old had bike problems during the race and pulled up on the centre green where his bike went up in flames. Thankfully the track staff put the fire out but Luke was out of the meeting which was a blow to his side.

The Bulls though took advantage of this and posted four maximum 5-1 heat wins plus a 4-2 as the match reached the stadium curfew time and reached heat 5 to give a result and two league points to Birmingham with a 24-6 scoreline.

Two crashes and a replaced air bag in the main meeting held proceedings up but the MSDL lads got all but one race in after the frustration of the previous week when delays meant that they only raced three heats , one less than is required to achieve a result against Sittingbourne.

DUCTAIR Bulls skipper Arran Butcher posted a three ride 9 point maximum whilst Freddy Hodder recorded a paid maximum of 8+1 in his 3 rides and Jacob Fellows weighed in with paid 10 with his 7+3 return.

For the Wolf Cubs Kyran Lyden and Jamie Sealey had 3 points apiece.

Birmingham DUCTAIR Bulls  24 ( Arran Butcher 3r 9 MAX, Freddy Hodder 3r 8+1 PAID MAX), Jacob Fellows 4r 7+3)

Wolverhampton PARRYS INTERNATIONAL Wolf Cubs 6 ( Kyran Lyden 2r 3, Jamie Sealey 3r 3, Damian Nowakta 3r 0, Luke Harrison 1r 0)

 

TEAM                       M W D L FOR AGAINST TOTAL

Birmingham          4   3  0 1     77     56              6

Wolverhampton   7   3  0 4  116   123              6

Sittingbourne        3   1 0  2     46    60               2

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