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19th July 2012
THREE of Great Britains World Cup quartet will clash in Heat 2 of the British Final at Wolverhampton on July 30.
The draw for the prestige event, which also carries a Wild Card for the British Grand Prix, has thrown up an early meeting between Scott Nicholls, Tai Woffinden and Danny King.
Nicholls is a six-time winner whilst Woffinden just missed out on the title last year despite scoring a maximum in the qualifying races. Treble champion Chris Harris is drawn at No.16.
DRAW: Robert Mear, Edward Kennett, Adam Roynon, Richard Lawson, Tai Woffinden, Stuart Robson, Danny King, Scott Nicholls, Ben Barker, Simon Stead, Craig Cook, Lewis Bridger, Josh Auty, Ricky Ashworth, Olly Allen, Chris Harris. Reserves: Leigh Lanham, Lee Complin.
SOMERSET star Claus Vissing suffered a broken collarbone in the Rebels 51-39 defeat at Ipswich on Tuesday.
Vissing tangled with the Witches Dakota North in Heat 9 and his club will operate rider-replacement for their fixtures this week, with Fridays home match against Newcastle seeing the start of a summer promotion of free admission for accompanied under-16s (max. two per paying adult) at the Oak Tree Arena.
Promoter Debbie Hancock said: Losing Claus is an obvious blow, not just for us, but for Claus himself, especially has he has only recently returned to the side after a spell out due to a punctured lung sustained at Sheffield at the end of May.
Once we have a better idea of how long he will be sidelined, we can then sit down and assess the various options available to us before making a decision as to the way forward.
BERWICKS Alex Edberg is likely to be out for the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a broken ankle.
The Bandits, who are to celebrate their Premier League Fours triumph with a parade through the town on Saturday afternoon and a meeting with the Mayor, are considering their options to replace the Swede possibly in time for their clash with Workington.
Manager Ian Rae said: Alex had a simple-looking tumble during our match with Sheffield last week, and although it was hoped he had sustained only soft tissue damage it transpires his right ankle is broken in two places
This leaves us a man short, and we will be moving quickly to plug the gap while making sure we identify worthwhile targets.
RYE House skipper Luke Bowen attended his first meeting since suffering a broken thigh and saw his team-mates defeat in-form Scunthorpe 49-40.
Charlie Gjedde and Jordan Frampton ensured all three points for the Rockets with a last-heat 5-1, whilst Bowen admits his injury could keep him out for up to a year.
He said: Charlie was awesome tonight with a great No.1 performance, but the rest of the boys dug deep too and scored points when it really mattered.
Im starting to feel much more confident again now and aiming to ditch the crutches in a couple of weeks. However, Im not contemplating riding again until the middle of next season, which is when the metal rod will come out of my leg.
DUDLEY returned to the top of the National League table with a 58-33 win over Scunthorpe in an eventful clash at Monmore Green.
Heathens skipper Adam Roynon scored another maximum and there was a seasons-best score of 13+1 from Byron Bekker, with Steve Worrall leading the Saints resistance with 14+1.
Dudley coach Jan O Pedersen said: It was an absolutely fantastic win, and all the boys did really well even without Tom (Perry).
We still had a high score, a couple of the boys were a little rusty because we havent been riding for so long, but all in all it was a fantastic performance.
THURSDAY JULY 19:
SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Birmingham v Poole 7.30, Peterborough v Wolverhampton 7.30, Swindon v Kings Lynn 7.30
PREMIER LEAGUE: Redcar v Somerset 7.30, Sheffield v Ipswich 7.45
FRIDAY JULY 20:
SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v Swindon 8pm, Lakeside v Wolverhampton 8pm
PREMIER LEAGUE: Edinburgh v Workington 7.30, Plymouth v Rye House 7.30, Scunthorpe v Glasgow 7.30, Somerset v Newcastle 7.30
SATURDAY JULY 21:
SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Eastbourne v Birmingham 7.30
PREMIER LEAGUE: Berwick v Workington 7pm, Leicester v Ipswich 7.30, Rye House v Glasgow 7pm
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Mildenhall v Buxton 7pm, Stoke v Dudley 7.30
SUNDAY JULY 22:
PREMIER LEAGUE: Glasgow v Edinburgh 4pm, Newcastle v Berwick 6.30,
PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP Q/F 1st leg: Workington v Leicester 7pm
NATIONAL LEAGUE PAIRS: Mildenhall 4.30
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