Ipswich Witches ace Cameron Heeps aims high as Suffolk side face three meetings in four days

Cameron Heeps, enjoying a good season so far with Ipswich Witches. Photos: STEVE WALLER

Cameron Heeps, enjoying a good season so far with Ipswich Witches. Photos: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Cameron Heeps sees no reason why Ipswich Witches can’t take maximum points from their upcoming hectic schedule.

Cameron Heeps

Cameron Heeps - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The Suffolk side entertain Scunthorpe Scorpions at Foxhall Stadium in the Championship tomorrow, before travelling north to Berwick Bandits on Saturday night, then to Newcastle Diamonds on Sunday.

That’s a potential 11-point haul up for grabs for the Suffolk side who currently sit in third place in the table.

“We can win them all,” Heeps, 21, said.

“Our home form is good and there is no reason we can’t do well at both Berwick and Newcastle.

“We picked up a good point at Glasgow and another at Peterborough. I know we were all a bit disappointed at Peterborough, but they are a good side who thrashed Glasgow the week before, yet we are disappointed because we didn’t win.


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“Ipswich made the play-offs last season and they were bottom in June. Look where we are now, we just have to keep building our confidence.”

The Witches have bounced back well from the disappointment of last month, when they surrendered a six-point lead at leaders Edinburgh in a top-of-the-table clash.

Ipswich's Connor Mountain leads Peterborough's Tom Bacon on Sunday. But the Witches lost by six poin

Ipswich's Connor Mountain leads Peterborough's Tom Bacon on Sunday. But the Witches lost by six points at Alwalton. Photo: STEVE HONE - Credit: Archant

The team came in for criticism from team boss Ritchie Hawkins and director of speedway Chris Louis who felt the team ‘lost focus’ in Scotland that night.

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However, since then Louis’ team have done well.

“That was a bit of a kick up the backside we perhaps needed,” Heeps admitted.

“We had no excuses after that.”

Heeps has been in more consistent form this year than any of his previous years in England. His average is pushing towards seven points a meeting and he has been snapped up by Somerset Rebels in a doubling-up role.

“I am fitter this season” Heeps said.

“I certainly don’t have as many bad meetings now as I used to have in years gone by. I have sorted my engines out and I enjoy my riding, all these things are contributing to the points I’m scoring.”

It’s easy to forget Heeps, who hails from Perth, in Western Australia, is still only 21, having signed for the Witches on his 16th birthday.

He and his team-mates will expect nothing less that the full three points from their clash with Scunthorpe tomorrow.

Meanwhile in the latest Danny King column, the Witches skipper looks back at the Peterborough defeat, a guest booking at Swindon that didn’t quite go to plan and his hopes for the Witches Northern Tour this weekend.Also: YOU VOTE on how many points the Witches will pick up in the next three meetings.

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