TROY Batchelor scored a paid maximum as he and Scott Nicholls rescued a 45-45 draw for Kent at Newcastle.
The Kings made it two drawn meetings over what became a two-match northern tour, with Batchelor (14+1) and Nicholls (15+2) twice combining for 5-1s in Heats 13 and 15 to level the scores.
An impressive Max Clegg scored 12 for the Diamonds, with Connor Mountain and James Wright both winning their final rides.
Newcastle boss Steve Pate said: “Kent with Scotty Nicholls and Troy Batchelor are a team of quality and resilience, and that’s how they bounced back to almost take the win.
“But Max Cleg saved us from defeat with his huge increase in form later on, especially the vital Heat 14 which made a massive difference.”
MILDENHALL hope to be able to host the re-staging of the British Under-19 Final – after Sunday’s event was curtailed after five races.
Pre-meeting rain created difficult track conditions and a halt was called after a succession of falls, with Eastbourne youngster Nathan Ablitt suffering rib damage.
The club said: “We would like to apologise for today’s meeting being called off after five heats. After Greg (Palmer), Bob (Ellis) and the track staff had worked tirelessly across Saturday and Sunday we were confident of a good meeting.
“Unfortunately rain ahead of the opening race left some track issues. As a club we felt conditions were improving at the time racing was curtailed and some riders felt the same.
“However, with safety at the forefront of all we do at Mildenhall Speedway we accepted the decision made.
“We will be speaking with Neil Vatcher early next week and will provide new dates when hopefully this meeting can fit into the speedway calendar.”
Supporters unable to make use of their readmission ticket should visit www.mildenhall-speedway.com for details of how to claim a refund.
MONDAY AUGUST 23:
PREMIERSHIP: Belle Vue v King’s Lynn 7.30, Peterborough v Wolverhampton 7.30
TUESDAY AUGUST 24:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Kent v Newcastle 6.30, Plymouth v Birmingham 7pm
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Birmingham v Plymouth 7.30, Poole v Newcastle 7.30
THURSDAY AUGUST 26:
PREMIERSHIP: King’s Lynn v Wolverhampton 7.30, Sheffield v Ipswich 7.30