Great Britain 49 – Australia 41

The Great Britain team took this Ashes test series by two matches to nil with this second win at Lakeside on Friday evening.

The eight points victory was achieved in the penultimate race when Danny King and Ben Barker outpaced Davey Watt and Tyron Proctor to ensure that the Lions followed up their earlier win at Poole to claim the series.

The only low point was when Hammer Adam Shields, riding at number two for the visiting team, took a heavy fall in heat three. Taking a rider replacement ride for late illness victim Troy Batchelor, Shields picked up exiting the second turn and crashed alarmingly in the air fence. After some lengthy attention he was eventually taken away in an ambulance – further information will follow when received.

Great Britain 49
1. Chris Harris   - 1  3  2  0       = 6
2. Lewis Bridger  - 0  2* 3  1*      = 6+2
3. Edward Kennett - 3  3  1* 3  0    = 10+1
4. Danny King     - 1  0  3          = 4
5. Tai Woffinden  - 2  1  2* 1       = 6+1
6. Ben Barker     - 3  X  2  3  2* 3 = 13+1
7. Robert Mear    - 1  1* 2* 0       = 4+2
Team Manager: Neil Middleditch
Australia 41
1. Rory Schlein   - 2* 2  3  1  2* 2    = 12+2
2. Adam Shields   - 3  X                = 3
3. Davey Watt     - 2  2  2*, 3, 1      = 10+1
4. Rider Replacement
5. Chris Holder   - 3  F  3  3  1*      = 10+1
6. Justin Sedgmen - 0  1  0  0  0  N    = 1
7. Ty Proctor     - 2  0  1* 1  0  1* 0 = 5+2
Team Manager: Craig Boyce
Heat Results
Heat 01: Shields, Schlien, Harris, Bridger (1-5) 58.3
Heat 02: Barker, Sedgmen, Mear, Proctor (4-2) (5-7) 58.9
Heat 03 (Re-run): Kennett, Watt, King, Shields (fell exc) (4-2) (9-9) 58.3
Heat 04: Holder, Woffinden, Mear, Proctor (3-3) (12-12) 58.2
Heat 05: Kennett, Schlien, Proctor, King (3-3) (15-15) 58.0
Heat 06: Harris, Bridger, Sedgmen, Holder (fell) (5-1) (20-16) 58.0
Heat 07 (Re-run): Schlien, Watt, Woffinden, Barker (fell exc) (1-5) (21-21) 58.3
Heat 08: Bridger, Mear, Proctor, Sedgmen (5-1) (26-22) 58.2
Heat 09 (Re-run): Holder, Barker, Kennett, Sedgmen (3-3) (29-25) 58.2
Heat 10: Watt, Harris, Bridger, Proctor (3-3) (32-28) 58.4
Heat 11: Barker, Woffinden, Schlien, Sedgmen (5-1) (37-29) 58.6
Heat 12: Kennett, Watt, Proctor, Mear (3-3) (40-32) 58.5
Heat 13: Holder, Schlien, Woffinden, Harris (1-5) (41-37) 58.6
Heat 14 (Re-run): King, Barker, Sedgmen, Proctor (5-1) (46-38) 59.3
Heat 15: Barker, Schlien, Holder, Kennett (3-3) (49-41) 58.5

Picture: Robert Mear (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)