NEWS Wednesday 4th July 2007, 11:59pm

by Mike Hunter

Regular heavy showers eventually put paid to our match at Birmingham after just one completed race.

There had been several bursts of pretty heavy rain during the late afternoon, but it was decided to press ahead with the match.

The riders seemed to get round OK in the opening heat, the result being a 5-1 against us, a somewhet ominous continuation of our form from the Isle of Wight.

The riders came to the tapes for heat 2 but another burst of rain drove them back. At that point there was a delay and eventually the calloff decision came, just as the skies brightened up a bit.

We have now had no home rainoffs and four away.