Witches frustrating Easter weekend is complete with Peterborough washout – as Rory Schlein strikes gold in Cumberland

The 2018 Ipswich Tru Plant Witches, pictured at the press launch held at Ipswich Sports club. Back r

The 2018 Ipswich Tru Plant Witches, pictured at the press launch held at Ipswich Sports club. Back row, left to right: Danyon Hume, Rory Schlein, Michael Haertel, Cameron Heeps. Front row, left to right Connor Mountain and Nico Covatti. On bike, skipper Danny King. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Witches’ frustrating Easter weekend was completed with the postponement of today’s Championship Shield clash at Peterborough.

With both Good Friday fixtures against Lakeside falling foul of the weather, another waterlogged track at Alwalton meant the clash between the Panthers and the Witches was called off yesterday.

It means the Suffolk side have still to take to the track as a team – they will be hoping Thursday night’s home clash at Foxhall against Peterborough will survive the weather and the Witches of 2018 can at last get going.

Rain has disrupted much of the Easter programme in the speedway world, although Mildenhall are still hoping the Fen Fours will be taking place tomorrow at West Row 3pm start.

One meeting that did take place on Saturday however, was the Cumberland Open at Workington.

And it was won by Witches star Rory Schlein, who notched four heat wins on his way to 13 points and the title.

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