Speedway: Eagles’ trip to King’s Lynn beaten by the weather

EASTBOURNE Eagles’ Elite League speedway clash at King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Area last night was postponed.

The clash fell victim to freak weather conditions that blighted the area just ahead of the scheduled start time.

The match had been in some doubt with showers having fallen during the afternoon but with conditions seemingly improving, track preparation began at 6.30pm with the start time put back to 7.45pm to allow this.

However the black clouds started to gather with monsoon conditions soon following. At that point there was no prospect whatsoever of the meeting going ahead and a halt was swiftly called. The match has been rearranged for August 8.

Eastbourne will try again on Saturday night when the Birmingham Brummies visit the Arlington Track for an Elite League match. Tapes up at 7.30pm.