Results and scorers
DETAILED RESULTS FOR THE CRADLEY HEATHENS 2014
Coventry Storm v Cradley HeathensTravel Plus Trophy @ Brandon
|Heat 01: N.Greaves, S..Nielsen,
A.Morris, L.Crang 2-4 2-4 64.5
Heat 02: M.Williamson, R.T.Daley, D.Phillips, M.Knuckey(f) 2-4 4-8 68.1
Heat 03: O.Greenwood, T.Perry, D.Greenwood, M.Clegg 4-2 8-10 66.5
Heat 04: S.Worrall, J.Sarjeant, R.T.Daley, D.Phillips 3-3 11-13 65.3
Heat 05: O.Greenwood, A.Morris, D.Greenwood, N.Greaves(f) 4-2 15-15 66.2
Heat 06: L.Crang, M.Williamson, S.Worrall, S.Nielsen(f/r) 3-3 18-18 68.3
CRADLEY saw their 2014 campaign get off to a disappointing start as their Travel Plus Trophy clash with Coventry was abandoned due to rain.
A heavy downpour at 5pm left the Brandon circuit in a damp state - and the riders appeared to visibly struggle to keep control when the action got underway.
When Heathens reserve Danny Phillips hit the deck in the initial running of heat four it prompted some extensive track grading - and after two more races littered with falls both sides agreed to bring an early halt to proceedings with the scores tied at 18-18.
A disappointed Will Pottinger admitted the right decision was eventually made despite their frustrations – and he says they will now turn their attentions to Wednesday as they travel to King’s Lynn for the National Shield first leg.
The Cradley team boss said: “Of course it’s disappointing to see the first meeting rained off but the riders safety is obviously paramount. “It’s a long season and you don’t want to see anyone hurt this early in the campaign. Hopefully we can get it re-arranged, but in the meantime we are all just looking forward to King’s Lynn on Wednesday.”
Kings Lynn Young Stars v Cradley Heathens National Shield @ Saddlebow Road POSTPONED RAIN
Cradley Heathens v Coventry Travel Plus Trophy 1st leg @ Monmore WOOD
Team Manager - Will Pottinger
|Team manager - Laurence Rogers / Blayne Scroggins|
|1||Ashley Morris||3||3||3||2||fx||11||-||1||Stefan Nielsen||0||2*||1||3||1*||7||2|
|2||Nathan Greaves||1||x/2m||fx||ef||1||-||2||Luke Crang||2||3||3||2m0||8||-|
|3||Tom Perry||1||0||1||2*||4||1||3||Darryl Ritchings||2||1*||2||f||5||1|
|4||Max Clegg||3||1||3||2||9||-||4||Dan Greenwood||0||2||fx||3||5||-|
|5||Steve Worrall||2||3||3||ef||3||11||-||5||James Sarjeant||3||2||2||1||2||10||-|
|6||Matt Williamson||3||1||0||2*||1*||7||2||6||Ryan Terry Daley||2||0||2*||1||0||5||1|
|7||Danny Phillips||1||1*||ef||3||5||1||7||Martin Knuckey||0||0||0||0||-|
Heat01: Morris, Crang, Greaves, Nielsen
|CRADLEY got their 2014 campaign off to a
winning start with a hard-fought 48-40 triumph over Coventry
in the Travel Plus Trophy first leg at Monmore Green.
The new-look Heathens were made to work extremely hard against a strong Storm side - yet a determined effort ensured life back under the Cradley banner began with a victory. Despite some teething problems in the opening meeting of the year, boss Will Pottinger was pleased with an encouraging display - and he is backing his side to defend an eight point lead when they travel to Brandon for the second leg.
Said Pottinger: "We're satisfied with an eight point lead for the second leg. There are plenty of encouraging signs, and although there are things to work on we are still feeling positive. "First meeting you are always going to have a few gremlins here and there but we came through it to get the win, and we are looking forward to welcoming King's Lynn for the National Shield next week."
New-boy Steve Worrall enjoyed a debut to remember with a confident performance featuring three race wins whilst Ashley Morris enjoyed a similarly impressive night standing in for Paul Starke at No.1.
With the top two impressing for the hosts, teenage ace Max Clegg recorded two race wins to provide solid support in the engine room of the side, whilst Tom Perry recovered from a difficult start to end his night on a high. He shielded home young reserve Danny Phillips for a vital 5-1 in heat 12, just one race after Matt Williamson had brilliantly battled past Coventry No.1 Stefan Nielsen to link up with Worrall for a crucial maximum. Both Williamson and Phillips scored excellently in the lower order to form a solid all-around team display and ensure an evening marred by mechanical issues for Nathan Greaves went unpunished.
The Heathens will now return to action next Tuesday as they host King's Lynn at Monmore Green in a mouth-watering National Shield tie.
Cradley Heathens v Kings Lynn Young Stars National League Shield @ Saddlebow Road
Kings Lynn Young Stars
Team Manager - Will Pottinger
|Team manager - Dale Allitt|
|1||Paul Starke||1*||3||2*||2*||8||3||1||Lewis Rose||3||1||1||1||2||8||-|
|2||Nathan Greaves||2||1||3||3||9||-||2||Darren Mallett||0||0||4||1||0||0||5||-|
|3||Tom Perry||2*||3||3||3||1||12||1||3||James Cockle||fell||2||0||1||3||-|
|4||Max Clegg||3||2*||2*||2*||9||3||4||Darryl Ritchings R/R||JB||SC||DM||JB||--||-|
|5||Steve Worrall||3||3||3||3||3||15||Max||5||Kyle Hughes||1||2||1||0||4||-|
|6||Matt Williamson||3||1||2*||3||9||1||6||Josh Bailey||1||1||0||0||0||1||3||-|
|7||Danny Phillips||2*||2*||1||2*||7||3||7||Scott Campos||FX||0||0||0||0||0||-|
Heat01: Rose, Greaves, Starke, Mallett 3-3 59.51
Heat02: Williamson, Phillips, Bailey, Campos 5-1 8-4 60.42
Heat03: Clegg, Perry, Bailey, Cockle 5-1 13-5 58.98
Heat04: Worrall, Phillips, Hughes, Campos 5-1 18-6 58.68
Heat05: Perry, Clegg, Rose^, Mallett 5-1 23-7 59.30
Heat06: Starke, Hughes, Greaves, Bailey 4-2 27-9 59.06
Heat07: Worrall, Cockle, Williamson, Campos 4-2 31-11 58.76
Heat08: Greaves, Mallett^, Phillips, Campos 4-4 35-15 59.82
Heat09: Perry, Clegg, Hughes, Bailey 5-1 40-16 59.35
Heat10: Greaves, Starke, Mallett, Cockle 5-1 45-17 59.91
Heat11: Worrall, Williamson, Rose, Mallett 5-1 50-18 59.11
Heat12: Perry, Phillips, Cockle, Bailey 5-1 55-19 59.21
Heat13: Worrall, Starke, Rose, Hughes 5-1 60-20 58.70
Heat14: Williamson, Clegg, Bailey, Campos 5-1 65-21 60.36
Heat15: Worrall, Rose, Perry, Mallett 4-2 69-23 59.86
CRADLEY made it two wins out of two in 2014 in impressive fashion as they stormed to a 69-23 victory over King's Lynn at Monmore Green. A sublime display throughout the Heathens side ensured they seized complete control of the National Shield tie as they equalled their club record victory.
The hosts struck an unprecedented ten 5-1s and ran no last places with a remarkable performance - and team boss Will Pottinger was understandably delighted. An elated Pottinger said: "I can't fault anybody tonight - everybody did really well and it was a great win. "Everyone rode well which was shown by the fact we had no last places, and for Nathan (Greaves) and Tom (Perry) in particular it was in stark contrast to last weeks' meeting against Coventry. "The performance tonight is very encouraging - we will have tougher tests ahead there is no doubt about that but things are looking positive at the moment."
Brilliant No.5 Steve Worrall romped to a faultless maximum after some textbook gating, whilst Max Clegg also ended unbeaten from four rides following a determined showing. The popular teenager formed a deadly middle-order duo with Tom Perry as the latter was only denied a maximum by the narrowest of margins following a scintillating battle with Young Stars' No.1 Lewis Rose.
No.1 Paul Starke joined Perry in suffering just one defeat in his first meeting for the club this year - whilst Nathan Greaves completed a powerful top five.
The 16 year old ace bounced back from a frustrating night against Coventry last week to bag a classy nine point haul including two composed wins from his final two rides.
Down at reserve both Matt Williamson and Danny Phillips again starred - suffering just one defeat apiece as Cradley cruised to a quite marvellous win.
Scunthorpe Stagsv Cradley Heathens N.L. @ Eddie Wright raceway
|Team Manager Richard Hollingworth||Team Manager - Will Pottinger|
|1||Steve Jones||1||1||0||1||3||-||1||Paul Starke||2*||3||3||3||11||PM|
|2||Ryan MacDonald||0||0||1||xt||1||-||2||Nathan Greaves||3||2*||3||2*||1||11||2|
|3||Adam Extance (G)||1||1||1||0||0||3||-||3||Tom Perry||3||3||3||3||3||15||MAX|
|4||Adam Kirby||ret||0||0||fell||0||-||4||Max Clegg||2*||1||2*||2||7||2|
|5||Arron Mogridge R/R||SW||SW||SW||SW||-||-||5||Steve Worrall||3||2*||3||2*||10||PM|
|6||Sam Chapman||2||2||1||2||3||2||12||-||6||Matt Williamson||3||3||2*||1||9||1|
|7||Liam Sanderson||fx||fell||ret||fx||0||-||7||Danny Phillips||fx||2*||2*||1*||5||3|
Heat 01: Greaves, Starke, Jones, MacDonald 1-5 62.65
Heat 02: Williamson, Chapman, Phillips(fx), Sanderson(fx) 2-3 3-8 64.45
Heat 03: Perry, Clegg, Extance, Kirby(ret) 1-5 4-13 61.41
Heat 04: Worrall, Phillips, Woods, Sanderson(f) 1-5 5-18 62.15
Heat 05: Starke, Greaves, Extance, Kirby 1-5 6-23 61.28
Heat 06: Williamson, Worrall, Jones, MacDonald 1-5 7-28 61.50
Heat 07: Perry, Chapman, Clegg, Woods 2-4 9-32 61.81
Heat 08: Greaves, Phillips, MacDonald, Sanderson(ret) 1-5 10-37 62.0
Heat 09: Worrall, Williamson, Extance, Kirby 1-5 11-42 61.06
Heat 10: Perry, Clegg, Chapman, Jones 1-5 12-47 61.12
Heat 11: Starke, Greaves, Woods, Sanderson 1-5 13-52 61.65
Heat 12: Perry, Chapman, Williamson, Extance 2-4 15-56 62.28
Heat 13: Starke, Worrall, Jones, Woods 1-5 16-61 61.25
Heat 14: Chapman, Clegg, Phillips, Kirby(fell) 3-3 19-64 61.78
Heat 15: Perry, Chapman, Greaves, Extance 2-4 21-68 61.60
|CRADLEY stormed to a comprehensive 68-21 win
over Scunthorpe to get their National League campaign off to a perfect
The rampant Heathens ran riot against an inexperienced Stags side to triumph by a club record 47 point margin.
The visitors recorded an unprecedented ten 5-1s whilst accounting for 14 race winners - and boss Will Pottinger was delighted to see his side continue their bright start to the 2014 season. He said: "It was another good meeting for us and it should give everyone a confidence boost - it was a professional performance and everyone rode well. "We've got a tough test at Coventry next Monday but we are all really up for that meeting and hopefully we can make it two wins out of two with another win there."
Middle order man Tom Perry stormed to a faultless maximum to lead the Heathens - whilst fellow heat-leaders Paul Starke and Steve Worrall also went unbeaten to form a formidable top three.
They received tremendous support from Nathan Greaves who continued his promising form with a classy display - only missing out on a paid maximum of his own when he made a well-deserved heat 15 appearance.
Teenage ace Max Clegg also impressed to form a dominant top five - whilst reserve Matt Williamson and Danny Phillips once again bolstered the lower order with strong showings at reserve.
British Under 21 Final @ Monmore Wood
|1||Nathan Greaves||fx||fx||ns||ns||ns||0||9||Josh Bates||fx||3||3||2||3||2||3||11|
|2||Adam Ellis||2||3||3||3||2||2||13||10||Stefan Nielsen||3||2||3||2||3||13|
|3||Joe Jacobs||3||1||2||3||3||1||12||11||James Shanes||2||0||2||1||2||7|
|4||James Sarjeant||1||3||0||fx||ns||4||12||Marc Owen||1||1||1||2||1||6|
|5||Tom Perry||1||2||0||1||3||7||13||Dan Greenwood||2||1||1||2||fx||6|
|6||Kyle Howarth||2||1||ef||3||2||8||14||Connor Coles||1||0||1||1||ef||3|
|7||Ashley Morris||3||2||2||3||1||0||11||15||Jason Garrity||3||3||2||fx||2||3||f||10|
|8||Ryan Terry-Daley||0||0||0||0||1||1||16||Jack Kingston||fx||2||3||0||fx||5|
|res||Danny Phillips||-||-||1||fell||1||res||Connor Mountain||-||-||-||0||1||1|
Heat 01: Jacobs, Ellis, Sarjeant, Greaves(fx) 57.05
Heat 02: Morris, Howarth, Perry, Terry-Daley 56.60
Heat 03: Nielsen, Shanes, Owen, Bates(fx) AW
Heat 04: Garrity, Greenwood, Coles, Kingston 57.36
Heat 05: Bates, Perry, Greenwood, Greaves(fx) 57.78
Heat 06: Ellis, Nielsen, Howarth, Coles 57.18
Heat 07: Garrity, Morris, Jacobs, Shanes 58.00
Heat 08: Sarjeant, Kingston, Owen, Terry-Daley 59.73
Heat 09: Kingston, Shanes, Phillips, Howarth(ef), Geaves(ns) 59.89
Heat 10: Ellis, Garrity, Owen, Perry 58.65
Heat 11: Bates, Jacobs, Coles, Terry-Daley 57.88
Heat 12: Nielsen, Morris, Greenwood, Sarjeant AW
Heat 13: Morris, Owen, Coles, Mountain, Greaves(ns) 58.33
Heat 14: Ellis, Greenwood, Shanes, Terry-Daley 58.44
Heat 15: Jacobs, Nielsen, Perry, Kingston 57.78
Heat 16: Howarth, Bates, Sarjeant(fx), Garrity(fx) 58.52
Heat 17: Nielsen, Garrity, Terry-Daley, Phillips(f) Greaves(ns)
Heat 18: Bates, Ellis, Morris, Kingston AW
Heat 19: Jacobs, Howarth, Owen, Greenwood(fx) 57.67
Heat 20: Perry, Shanes, Coles(ef), Sarjeant(ns) 59.17
Semi-Final Garrity, Bates, Jacobs, Morris 58.63
Final Bates, Ellis, Garrity(fx), Nielsen(fx) 57.93
A dramatic night at Monmore Green yielded a
shock winner as Josh Bates emerged victorious in the British Under 21
Coventry Storm v Cradley Heathens NL @ Brandon
Team Manager - Laurence Rogers & Blayne Scroggins
|Team manager - Will Pottinger|
|1||Stefan Nielsen||1||2||2*||2||1||8||1||1||Paul Starke||3||3||3||3||2||14||-|
|2||Luke Crang||fx||0||1*||3||4||1||2||Nathan Greaves||2*||ef||ef||1||3||1|
|3||Oliver Greenwood||3||2||3||3||3||14||-||3||Tom Perry||1||2||fell||2||5||-|
|4||Dan Greenwood||2*||1*||1||2*||6||3||4||Max Clegg||0||0||1||fx||1||-|
|5||James Sarjeant||1||3||2||0||6||-||5||Steve Worrall||2*||3||2||1||0||8||1|
Heat01: Starke, Greaves, Nielsen,
Crang(fx) 1-5 62.2
CRADLEY suffered last gasp heartache as they slipped to
a 46-43 defeat against Coventry in a tense National League encounter
Cradley Heathens v Buxton Hitmen @ Monmore WOOD
|Team manager Will Pottinger||Team Manager Jayne Moss|
|1||Paul Starke||3||3||3||3||2*||14||PM||1||Tony Atkin||2||1^||1||0||4||-|
|2||Nathan Greaves||fell||2*||3||2*||7||2||2||Sean Phillips||1*||0||1||0||2||1|
|3||Tom Perry||2*||3||2*||3||10||PM||3||Ryan Blackblock||0||0||f/rmt||2||0||2||-|
|4||Max Clegg||3||2*||3||3||11||PM||4||Tom Wooley||1||1||1||1||4||-|
|5||Steve Worrall||3||3||3||2*||3||14||PM||5||Liam Carr||2||1||1^||1||1||6||-|
|6||Matt Williamson||3||2*||2*||2*||9||PM||6||Stefan Farnaby||0||0||0||0||0||-|
|7||Danny Phillips||2*||1||2*||1||6||2||7||Adam Extance||1||0||fx||0||1|
Heat01: Starke, Atkin, S.Phillips, Geaves(f) 3-3 59.02
Heat02: Williamson, D.Phillips, Extance, Farnaby 5-1 8-4 59.95
Heat03: Clegg, Perry, Wolley, Blacklock 5-1 13-5 57.70
Heat04: Worrall, Carr, D.Phillips, Extance 4-2 17-7 57.43
Heat05: Perry, Clegg, Atkin^, S.Phillips 5-1 22-8 57.86
Heat06: Starke, Greaves, Carr, Farnaby 5-1 27-9 57.66
Heat07: Worrall, Williamson, Wooley, Blacklock 5-1 32-10 57.05
Heat08: Greaves, D.Phillips, S.Phillips, Extance(fx) 5-1 37-11 59.23
Heat09: Clegg, Perry, Carr^, Farnaby 5-1 42-12 58.23
Heat10: Starke, Greaves, Wooley, Blacklock(f/rmt) 5-1 47-13 58.99
Heat11: Worrall, Williamson, Atkin, S.Phillips 5-1 52-14 56.82
Heat12: Perry, Blacklock, D.Phillips, Farnaby 4-2 56-16 58.50
Heat13: Starke, Worrall, Carr, Atkin 5-1 61-17 57.70
Heat14: Clegg, Williamson, Wooley, Extance 5-1 66-18 58.67
Heat15: Worrall, Starke, Carr, Blacklock 5-1 71-19 57.46
|CRADLEY returned to their brilliant best as
they stormed to an emphatic 71-19 victory over Buxton at Monmore Green.
Having suffered a frustrating defeat at Coventry last week, the Heathens bounced back in remarkable style to hit the 70 point mark for the first time in the modern era.
The hosts broke their club record win for the second time this season - overhauling the 47 point winning margin they achieved against Scunthorpe last month. And team boss Will Pottinger was full of praise for his side following a professional display which saw record a remarkable twelve 5-1s.
He said: "We've got to be really happy with that - we were always expected to get the win but not by such a huge margin. "Full credit to all seven riders for what was a brilliant performance and a record breaking win in the end. "We've just got to enjoy this moment, and move on to Mildenhall in a couple of weeks which is going to be a tough test."
Skipper Paul Starke and the impressive Steve Worrall both scored faultless maximums - whilst Tom Perry and Max Clegg joined them in going unbeaten.
The middle order duo saw off two Buxton tactical rides to ensure the powerhouse Heathens remained in complete control throughout.
Another magnificent showing from Matt Williamson ensured Cradley had an unprecedented five riders going through the card with a sublime team display.
Nathan Greaves bounced back from a fall in a tight heat one to claim three classy race wins - one of them paid - whilst Danny Phillips completed his strong start to the season at reserve on what was a memorable night.
Cradley Heathens v Mildenhall Fen Tigers NLKOC @ Monmore WOOD - POSTPONED RAIN
Mildenhall Fen Tigers Cradley Heathens v NLKOC @ West Row
Mildenhall Fen Tigers
|Team Manager - Robert Henry||Team Manager - Will Pottinger|
|1||Joe Jacobs||2||2||2||2||1||9||-||1||Paul Starke||3||3||3||1||2*||12||1|
|2||Connor Coles||1*||f||2||1*||4||2||2||Tom Perry R/R||MW||MC||SW||NG||-||-|
|3||Daniel Halsey||3||2||3||3||0||11||-||3||Max Clegg||fell||1||1*||3||1*||6||2|
|4||Connor Mountain||1||0||0||2*||3||1||4||Nathan Greaves||2||2||fell||fell||fell||4||-|
|5||Josh Bates||fx||3||2||0||5||-||5||Steve Worrall||3||3||3||2||3||3||17||-|
|6||Brendon Johnson||1||0||1*||3||5||1||6||Matt Williamson||fell||3||1||1*||2||7||1|
|7||Jack Kingston||0||2||0||fell||2||-||7||Danny Phillips||2*||fx||1||ret||3||1|
Heat01: Starke, Jacobs, Coles, Williamson(f) 3-3 51.0
Heat02: Williamson, Phillips, Johnson, Kingston 1-5 4-8 52.3
Heat03: Halsey, Greaves, Mountain, Clegg(f) 4-2 8-10 51.9
Heat04: Worrall, Kingston, Bates(fx), Phillips(fx) 2-3 10-13 51.5
Heat05: Starke, Halsey, Clegg, Mountain 2-4 12-17 51.5
Heat06: Worrall, Jacobs, Williamson, Coles(f) 2-4 14-21 AW
Heat07: Bates, Greaves, Clegg, Johnson 3-3 17-24 53.5
Heat08: Worrall, Coles, Phillips, Kingston 2-4 19-28 52.5
Heat09: Halsey, Worrall, Williamson, Mountain 3-3 22-31 52.5
Heat10: Clegg, Jacobs, Coles, Greaves(f) 3-3 25-34 53.5
Heat11: Starke, Bates, Johnson, Greaves(f) 3-3 28-37 53.7
Heat12: Halsey, Williamson, Clegg, Kingston(f) 3-3 31-40 AW
Heat13: Worrall, Jacobs, Starke, Bates 2-4 33-44 53.9
Heat14: Johnson, Mountain, Phillips(ret), Greaves(fx) 5-0 38-44 55.9
Heat15: Worrall, Starke, Jacobs, Halsey 1-5 39-49 55.0
|CRADLEY seized the upper hand in their KO Cup tie with
Mildenhall as they claimed a sensational 49-39 victory over the Fen Tigers
in the first leg at West Row. A determined performance from the
in-form Heathens ensured they built up a ten point advantage ahead of the
second leg at Monmore Green next Tuesday.
Despite being without Tom Perry through injury, the visitors put in a tremendous display to claim a memorable win against their rivals. And team boss Will Pottinger hailed his side after a hugely impressive performance. He said: "We are chuffed with the performance, everyone put in a shift and did really, really well.
"Mildenhall is a tough place to come, so to leave with a ten point lead is a superb result and full credit to the lads for a top performance."
Steve Worrall led the side in sublime fashion with a 17 point haul, with both himself and Paul Starke suffering just one defeat apiece.
Whilst they led from the front in fine style from the heat-leader positions, they received vital support from elsewhere in what was an encouraging all-around team display.
Youngster Max Clegg claimed an excellent 7+1 point haul featuring a classy win in heat ten, whilst middle-order partner Nathan Greaves also chipped in with four important points from the tough No.4 race jacket.
Matt Williamson continued his superb run of form with another composed showing at reserve - and with partner Danny Phillips also making a useful contribution the Heathens edged a well-deserved win.
Cradley Heathens v Kent Kings NL @ Monmore WOOD
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager - John Sampford/Chris Hunt|
|1||Paul Starke||3||3||3||2*||2*||13||pm||1||Simon Lambert||2||2||1||1||1||7||-|
|2||Tom Perry R/R||MW||MC||SW||NG||2||Benji Compton R/R||LC||LH||DM||DA|
|3||Max Clegg||3||3||2*||3||3||14||pm||3||Ben Morley||2||4^||fx||ef||0||6||-|
|4||Nathan Greaves||1||1||2*||2*||2*||8||3||4||Luke Chessell||1*||0||1||1||1||4||1|
|5||Steve Worrall||3||3||3||3||3||3||18||MAX||5||David Mason||2||1||2||1||0||6||-|
|6||Matt Wiliamson||fx||3||0||2*||3||8||1||6||Luke Harris||2||0||0||1||3|
|7||Danny Phillips||1||fell||1||2*||4||1||7||Danny Ayres||f/r||1*||0||0||0||0||1||1|
Heat01: Starke, Lambert, Chessell, Williamson(fx) 3-3 59.32
Heat02: Williamson, Harris, Phillips, Ayres(f/rmt) 4-2 7-5 61.63
Heat03: Clegg, Morley, Greaves, Chessell 4-2 11-7 59.00
Heat04: Worrall, Mason, Ayres, Phillips(fell) 3-3 14-10 58.91
Heat05: Clegg, Lambert, Greaves, Harris 4-2 18-12 58.39
Heat06: Starke, Clegg, Mason, Ayres 5-1 23-13 59.11
Heat07: Worrall, Morley^, Chessell, Williamson 3-5 26-18 58.02
Heat08: Worrall, Mason, Phillips, Ayres 4-2 30-20 58.14
Heat09: Clegg, Greaves, Mason, Harris 5-1 35-21 58.84
Heat10: Starke, Greaves, Chessell, Morley(fx) 5-1 40-22 57.95
Heat11: Worrall, Williamson, Lambert^, Ayres 5-1 45-23 58.27
Heat12: Clegg, Phillips, Harris, Morley(ef) 5-1 50-24 59.81
Heat13: Worrall, Starke, Lambert, Mason 5-1 55-25 58.62
Heat14: Williamson, Greaves, Chessell, Ayres 5-1 60-26 60.34
Heat15: Worrall, Starke, Lambert, Morley 5-1 65-27 58.64
|CRADLEY roared to an emphatic 65-27 National League win over
Kent at Monmore on Tuesday – with three riders finishing the meeting
Steve Worrall reeled off six wins out of six, and he was joined by paid maximum men Paul Starke and Max Clegg as the Heathens ran riot in the second half of the meeting.
The Kings had been expected to pose a tough challenge, especially with the home side being without the injured Tom Perry, but Cradley supplied all fifteen of the race wins and suffered just three last places. One of those came when Matt Williamson slid off in Heat 1 with conditions greasy after pre-meeting rain, and Danny Phillips was another faller in Heat 4 when he clipped the back wheel of Danny Ayres. But these turned out to be only minor setbacks and with track conditions rapidly improving the Heathens took control of the meeting.
Skipper Starke started the ball rolling by surging inside both Luke Chessell and Simon Lambert to go from third to first in Heat 1, and Clegg was next to lower the colours of the Kings’ top man Lambert in Heat 5.
Heathens had to wait until Heat 6 for the first 5-1 of the night, coming courtesy of Starke and Clegg, and with the visitors’ Ben Morley taking four points from a tactical ride in the next race the Kings were still remaining in contention.
A Cradley 4-2 in Heat 8 increased the margin to ten points, and incredibly each of the remaining seven races ended in Heathens 5-1s as the home side remorselessly extended their lead.
Morley crashed out of Heat 10 as he attempted to pass the impressive Nathan Greaves whilst Williamson, not for the first time this season, defeated an opposing No.1 in Heat 11 when Lambert went for double.
The visitors were unlucky in Heat 12 when Morley dropped a chain at the end of the first lap when leading, but the Heathens were in no mood to show mercy as they continued to clock up the maximum advantages. And there was an indication of their team spirit in Heat 15 when Starke slowed on the last lap to allow Worrall through to complete a full 18-point maximum.
Worrall said: “It was good tonight, I’ve got something that works quite well around here, and it looks like Starkey has too! “We’re feeling confident as a team and riding so often is really helping me as well. Hopefully we can carry it on, and I think I owe Starkey next week too, as he let me in for that last one!”
1 OF A DOUBLE HEADER 7.15
Cradley Heathens v Mildenhall Fen Tigers NLKOC @ Monmore
PART 2 OF A DOUBLE HEADER Cradley Heathens v Scunthorpe Stags @ Monmore 'WOOD'
RAINED OFF AFTER A HEAVY SHOWER LEFT MONMORE 'WOOD' WATERLOGGED
Devon Demons v Cradley Heathens @ St Boniface Plymouth 1.30pm
|Team Manager - Gary Spiller||Team Manager - Will Pottinger|
|1||Tim Webster||fx||2||3||1||2||8||-||1||Paul Starke||2||3||f||3||3||3||14||-|
|2||Matt Bates||3||f/r||4^||3||1*||11||1||2||Matt Williamson||f/r1||2*||3||2*||0||8||3|
|3||Danny Stoneman||1||0||2*||0||0||3||1||3||Max Clegg||fx||2||3||0||2*||7||1|
|4||James Shanes||3||1||1||3||0||8||1||4||Nathan Greaves||2||ef||2*||2||3||2*||11||2|
|5||Ben Reade||TW||JS||JH||MB||5||Steve Worrall||NG||MC||PS||MW|
|6||Richard Andrews||1||0||1||1||1||4||-||6||Tom Perry||3||1*||f||3||7||1|
|7||Tyler Govier||f||ef||1||1||2||1||7||Danny Phillips||2*||3||f||2*||7||2|
Heat01: Bates, Starke, Williamson, Webster(fx) 3-3 51.08
Heat02: Perry, Phillips, Andrews, Govier(f) 1-5 4-8 52.20
Heat03: Shanes, Greaves, Stoneman, Clegg(fx) 4-2 8-10 52.09
Heat04: Phillips, Webster, Greaves(ef), Govier(ef) 2-3 10-13 52.81
Heat05: Starke, Williamson, Shanes, Stoneman 1-5 11-18 52.74
Heat06: Webster, Clegg, Perry, Bates(f/r) 3-3 14-21 52.57
Heat07: Clegg, Greaves, Shanes, Andrews 1-5 15-26 52.22
Heat08: Williamson, Bates^, Govier, Phillips(f) 5-3 20-29 52.75
Heat09: Shanes, Stoneman, Starke(f) 5-0 25-29 53.48
Heat10: Bates, Greaves, Webster, Clegg 4-2 29-31 52.48
Heat11: Starke, Williamson, Andrews, Hall 1-5 30-36 52.72
Heat12: Perry, Clegg, Govier, Stoneman 1-5 31-41 53.14
Heat13: Starke, Webster, Bates, Williamson 3-3 34-44 52.23
Heat14: Greaves, Phillips, Andrews, Shanes 1-5 35-49 53.09
Heat15: Starke, Greaves, Andrews, Stoneman 1-5 36-54
CRADLEY raced to their second away win of the National League season with a 54-36 triumph at Devon on Saturday afternoon.
Heathens overcame some mid-meeting setbacks to complete the match strongly and take the maximum four points from the St Boniface Arena.
All six riders present won at least one race, with Paul Starke notching 14 points despite a fall in his third ride, whilst Nathan Greaves added paid-13. Heathens went into the lead with a 5-1 from reserves Tom Perry and Danny Phillips in Heat 2, and that race result was repeated in Heats 5 and 7 as they extended their advantage to 11 points.
Devon, though, struck back, with a tactical ride second place for Matt Bates, beaten by an impressive Matt Williamson in Heat 8, and then a 5-0 in Heat 9 when both Starke and Perry came to grief with Phillips having also fallen in the previous race.
When Bates won Heat 10 and Tim Webster overcame Max Clegg for third place the gap was down to just two points, but Heathens then turned on the style with 5-1s in four of the last five races.
Starke and Williamson set the ball rolling in Heat 11, backed up by Perry and Clegg in the next with the Demons running out of options, and after a shared Heat 13 Greaves and Phillips ensured maximum points for the Heathens with more fast gating in the penultimate race.
Boss Will Pottinger said: “I’m pleased with the result, and it’s another four league points to add to our total. “Our lowest score was seven points, which shows what a great team effort it was without Steve Worrall.”
Cradley Heathens v Stoke Potters @ Monmore WOOD
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager - Malcolm Vasey|
|1||Paul Starke||3||3||3||3||12||max||1||Ben Wilson||2||1||4^||0||2||9||-|
|2||Matt Williamson||fx||1||3||2*||6||1||2||Chris Widman||1*||0||0||1*||2||2|
|3||Max Clegg||3||2*||3||3||3||14||pm||3||Ben Hopwood||2||2||1||2||0||7||-|
|4||Nathan Greaves||1||3||2*||1||7||1||4||Lee Payne||0||0||fell||2||2||-|
|5||Steve Worrall||3||3||3||2*||1||12||1||5||Jon Armstrong||2||4^||1||1||8||-|
|7||Danny Phillips||2*||1||2*||1||6||2||7||Adam Kirby||1||ret||1||0||2||-|
Heat01: Starke, Wilson, Widman, Williamson(fx) 3-3
Heat02: Perry, Phillips, Kirby, Shuttleworth 5-1 8-4
Heat03: Clegg, Hopwood, Greaves, Payne 4-2 12-6
Heat04: Worrall, Armstrong, Phillips, Kirby(ret) 4-2 16-8
Heat05: Greaves, Clegg(15m), Wilson, Widman 5-1 21-9
Heat06: Starke, Armstrong^, Williamson, Shuttleworth 4-4 25-13
Heat07: Worrall, Hopwood, Perry, Payne 4-2 29-15
Heat08: Williamson, Phillips, Kirby, Widman 5-1 34-16
Heat09: Clegg, Greaves, Armstrong, Shuttleworth 5-1 39-17
Heat10: Starke, Williamson, Hopwood, Payne(f) 5-1 44-18
Heat11: Worrall, Wilson^, Widman, Perry(ret) 3-5 47-23
Heat12: Clegg, Hopwood, Phillips, Shuttleworth 4-2 51-25
Heat13: Starke, Worrall, Wilson, Armstrong 5-1 56-26
Heat14: Perry, Payne, Greaves, Kirby 4-2 60-28
Heat15: Clegg, Wilson, Worrall, Hopwood 4-2 64-30
|CRADLEY moved to the top of the National League table
courtesy of a comprehensive 64-30 victory over Stoke at Monmore Green.
The rampant Heathens comfortably overpowered the Potters in an entertaining clash to leapfrog rivals Mildenhall and move two points clear at top of the standings.
It was another impressive showing from Cradley, who continue to establish themselves as the side to beat in the third tier with a series of crushing wins. And team boss Will Pottinger was delighted to see his side put in another professional performance. He said: "I can't fault anybody tonight - it was another great team effort and an excellent result. "It was a solid team performance with everyone playing their part again, so we've got to be pleased with that. "It's great to go top of the table, and hopefully we can continue our good run of form to make sure we stay there."
Max Clegg led the side superbly with a five-ride paid maximum following some determined riding, whilst Paul Starke also recorded four wins from his four rides.
No.5 Steve Worrall narrowly missed out on going unbeaten following a tight battle with Potters man Ben Wilson in heat 15, yet he proved hugely impressive once again as all three heat-leaders piled up the points.
The remaining members of the side also impressed, with Matt Williamson finishing strongly after a tough start whilst Nathan Greaves continued his excellent form with a composed display.
Down at reserve, Tom Perry won his first and last rides in fine style whilst youngster Danny Phillips put in a gutsy performance to bag a superb paid eight points haul.
The home side accounted for all 15 race winners with what was a magnificent showing, and they will be hoping for more of the same when they host Scunthorpe and Mildenhall in a mouth-watering double header next week.
PART 1 OF A DOUBLE HEADER Cradley Heathens v Scunthorpe Stags @ Monmore WOOD
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager - John Sampford|
|1||Paul Starke||3||3||2*||2*||10||pm||1||Steve Jones R/R||JH||JH||JH||JH||-||-|
|2||Matt Williamson||2*||2*||3||3||X||10||2||2||Aaron Mogridge||f/r 1||1||2||1||2||7||-|
|3||Max Clegg||2*||3||3||3||11||pm||3||Danno Verge||1||1||0||1||3||-|
|4||Nathan Greaves||3||2*||tx15m2*||2*||9||pm||4||Ryan McDonald||fell||0||1||1||2||-|
|5||Steve Worrall||3||3||2*||3||11||pm||5||Sam Chapman||1||1||1||1||1*||5||1|
|6||Tom Perry||3||2*||3||3||3||14||pm||6||Liam Sanderson||fx||fell||fell||0||0||-|
|7||Danny Phillips||2*||2*||1||2*||7||3||7||Reece Downes||1||fell||f/x||0||1||-|
Heat01: Starke, Williamson, Hall, Mogridge(f/r) 5-1 57.89
Heat02: Perry, Phillips, Downes, Sanderson(fx) 5-1 10-2 58.96
Heat03: Greaves, Clegg, Verge, McDonald 5-1 15-3 59.26
Heat04: Worrall, Phillips, Chapman, Downes(fell) 5-1 20-4 57.74
Heat05: Clegg, Greaves, Mogridge, Hall 5-1 25-5 59.03
Heat06: Starke, Williamson, Chapman, Sanderson(fell) 5-1 30-6
Heat07: Worrall, Perry, Verge, McDonald 5-1 35-7 57.66
Heat08: Williamson, Mogridge, Phillips, Downes(f/x) 4-2 39-9
Heat09: Clegg, Greaves, Chapman, Sanderson(fell) 5-1 44-10 63.12
Heat10: Williamson, Starke, McDonald, Verge, 5-1 49-11 63.34
Heat11: Perry, Worrall, Mogridge, Hall 5-1 54-12 61.47
Heat12: Clegg, Phillips, Verge, Sanderson 5-1 59-13 61.59
Heat13: Worrall, Starke, Chapman, Hall 5-1 64-14 60.40
Heat14: Perry, Greaves, McDonald, Downes 5-1 69-15
Heat15: Perry, Mogridge, Chapman, Williamson(X) 3-3 72-18
|CRADLEY enjoyed double delight with two crushing wins on a
bumper night of action at Monmore Green.
The in-form Heathens stormed into the semi-finals of the Knockout Cup courtesy of a magnificent 59-33 win over rivals Mildenhall in the second leg of their tie.
Despite already carrying a ten point lead following a tremendous victory at West Row, Cradley showed no mercy with a ruthless performance to advance to the next round.
Local lad Tom Perry stormed to a spectacular four-ride maximum from reserve including a sensational blast around Fen Tigers No.1 Joe Jacobs to win heat eleven.
He was joined at the front by partner Steve Worrall in that race to nullify Jacobs' attempts at double points and all but end the meeting as a contest.
Heat-leader Worrall was in flying form throughout, whilst Max Clegg continued his momentum in the middle order to add double figures, the pick of which came when he rounded Josh Bates as he took the first Mildenhall tactical ride in heat nine.
With Perry, Worrall and Clegg forming a formidable spearhead, Matt Williamson and Danny Phillips both provided superb back-up with good returns.
Nathan Greaves also fought hard for a solid points haul, whilst skipper Paul Starke added a useful 6+1 despite a difficult night at No.1. With another sublime all-around team display Cradley bagged an impressive win to continue their dominant home form. The win came after they had demolished Scunthorpe 72-18 earlier in the night to add three more points to their National League points tally. Cradley put in a professional performance against an inexperienced Stags side to smash their club record win for the third time this season. Five riders went unbeaten as they cruised to a comfortable win before getting the better of the Fen Tigers with an excellent performance. And team boss Will Pottinger was full of praise for his side after they continued their magnificent form with two big wins.
He said: "We can't fault any of the boys really - they did a good job in both meetings and did what they had to do. "We're through to the next round of the Cup and have three more league points, so it was a good night at the office. "Everyone seemed to do well and everyone scored plenty of points, so we are pleased with how things went."
PART 2 OF A DOUBLE HEADER 7.15 Cradley Heathens v Mildenhall Fen Tigers NLKOC @ Monmore WOOD
Mildenhall Fen Tigers
|Team Manager - Will Pottinger||Team Manager - Kevin Jolly|
|1||Paul Starke||2||2||1||1*||6||1||1||Joe Jacobs||3||1*||1*^||3||2||10||1|
|2||Matt Williamson||1*||1*||3||3||8||2||2||Connor Coles||fell||2||1||0||3||-|
|3||Max Clegg||2||3||3||3||0||11||-||3||Dan Halsey||3||1||2||2||8||-|
|4||Nathan Greaves||1*||0||1||2*||4||2||4||Brendon Johnson||0||0||0||1||1||-|
|5||Steve Worrall||3||2*||2*||2||3||12||2||5||Josh Bates||2||3||4^||0||1*||10||1|
|6||Tom Perry||3||3||3||3||12||Max||6||Connor Downes||1||0||0||0||1||-|
|7||Danny Phillips||2*||1||2*||1||6||2||7||David Holt||0||fx||0||0||0|
Heat01: Jacobs, Starke, Williamson, Coles(fell) 3-3 58.36
Heat02: Perry, Phillips, Dwyer, Holt 5-1 8-4 59.16
Heat03: Halsey, Clegg, Greaves, Johnson 3-3 11-7 59.25
Heat04: Worrall, Bates, Phillips, Holt(fx) 4-2 15-9 AW
Heat05: Clegg, Coles, Jacobs, Greaves 3-3 18-12 58.32
Heat06: Bates, Starke, Williamson, Dwyer 3-3 21-15 58.96
Heat07: Perry, Worrall, Halsey, Johnson 5-1 26-16 58.47
Heat08: Williamson, Phillips, Coles, Holt 5-1 31-17
Heat09: Clegg, Bates^, Greaves, Dwyer 4-4 35-21 57.98
Heat10: Williamson, Halsey, Starke, Johnson 4-2 39-23 58.87
Heat11: Perry, Worrall, Jacobs^, Coles 5-1 44-24 58.05
Heat12: Clegg, Halsey, Phillips, Dwyer 4-2 48-26 58.38
Heat13: Jacobs, Worrall, Starke, Bates 3-3 51-29 57.48
Heat14: Perry, Greaves, Johnson, Holt 5-1 56-30 58.68
Heat15: Worrall, Jacobs, Bates, Clegg 3-3 59-33 57.60
|RESULT and scorers from Tuesday's KO Cup clash against
Mildenhall at Monmore Green;
NATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP QUARTER FINAL, 2nd leg
Cradley 59: Steve Worrall 12+2, Tom Perry 12, Max Clegg 11, Matt Williamson 8+2, Danny Phillips 6+2, Paul Starke 6+1, Nathan Greaves 4+2
Mildenhall 33: Joe Jacobs 10+1, Josh Bates 10+1, Daniel Halsey 8, Connor Coles 3, Brendan Johnson 1, Conor Dwyer 1, David Holt 0
Cradley win on aggregate 108-72
COVENTRY v CRADLEY POSTPONED TRACK WATERLOGGED
MILDENHALL v CRADLEY POSTPONED, RAIN
Buxton Hitmen v Cradley Heathens NL @ Hi Edge Raceway
|Team Manager - Jayne Moss||Team Manager - Will Pottinger|
|1||Liam Carr||3||2||2||0||fx||7||-||1||Paul Starke||2||3||1*||1||3||3||13||1|
|2||Sam Ward||0||0||0||0||-||2||Matt Williamson||1*||2*||x||3||3||9||2|
|3||Ryan Blacklock||0||1*||fell||2||3||1||3||Max Clegg||3||2||1||3||3||12||-|
|4||Tom Wooley||1||2||2||2||7||-||4||Steve Worrall R/R||MW||PS||TP||MC||-||-|
|5||Tony Atkin||3||3||2||2||1||11||-||5||Tom Perry||2||3||3||3||1||2*||14||1|
|6||Stefan Farnaby||2*||0||0||0||2||1||6||Nathan Greaves||fx||1||ret||1||-|
|7||Adam Extance||3||1||2||0||0||6||-||7||Danny Phillips||1||0||1||1||1||4||-|
Heat01: Carr, Starke, Williamson, Ward(f) 3-3 59.0
Heat02: Extance, Farnaby, Phillips, Greaves(fx) 5-1 8-4 63.5
Heat03: Clegg, Williamson, Wooley, Blacklock, 1-5 9-9 64.5
Heat04: Atkin, Perry, Extance, Phillips(fx) 4-2 13-11 AW
Heat05: Starke, Wooley, Blacklock, Williamson(x) 3-3 16-14 59.5
Heat06: Perry, Carr, Greaves, Ward 2-4 18-18 57.6
Heat07: Atkin, Clegg, Starke, Farnaby 3-3 21-21 58.0
Heat08: Williamson, Extance, Phillips, Ward 2-4 23-25 62.0
Heat09: Perry, Wooley, Greaves(ret), Blacklock(fx), 2-3 25-28 AW
Heat10: Perry, Carr, Clegg, Extance 2-4 27-32 57.4
Heat11: Willamson, Atkin, Starke, Farnaby 2-4 29-36 58.9
Heat12: Clegg, Blacklock, Phillips, Extance 2-4 31-40 57.9
Heat13: Starke, Atkin, Perry, Carr 2-4 33-44 56.4
Heat14: Clegg, Wooley, Phillips, Farnaby(fx) 2-4 35-48 AW
Heat15: Starke, Perry, Atkin, Carr(fx) 1-5 36-53 58.4
|CRADLEY continued their stunning run of form as they battled
to a hard-fought 53-36 victory at Buxton.
The in-form Heathens raced to their eighth consecutive win in a tough encounter to add four more points to their National League tally.
Without Steve Worrall, it was a great performance from Will Pottinger's side to claim another outstanding victory. And Pottinger was pleased to see his side come out on top in a difficult clash. He said: "We got the job done and came away with another four league points which was the important thing. "The track was quite difficult to start with but the lads got better as conditions improved and came on strong with heat advantages in each of the last eight races. "It was job well done really and everyone came away in one piece, so it was a good afternoon for us."
Tom Perry continued his flying form to top score for the visitors in the tough No.5 position, claiming some crucial race wins as his side recovered from a slow start to come on strong in the closing stages.
With skipper Paul Starke impressive and Max Clegg also adding double figures with a determined effort, Cradley had a powerful spearhead to lead their charge.
Matt Williamson continued his excellent form against his former club to contribute a vital 9+2, whilst Danny Phillips picked up some important third places as the Heathens claimed an important win.
Cradley Heathens v Devon Demons NL @ Monmore WOOD POSTPONED RAIN
Kent Kings v Cradley Heathens NL @ Sittingbourne
|Team Manager - John Sampford / Chris Hunt||Team Manager - Will Pottinger|
|1||Ben Morley||2||1||2||1*||6||1||1||Paul Starke||3||2||3||0||8||-|
|2||Aaron Baseby||0||3||x||2||1*||6||1||2||Matt Williamson R/R||NG||NG||BH||DP|
|3||David Mason R/R||SL||AB||DA||BC||3||Ben Hopwood (G)||1||2||3||3||3||12||-|
|4||Benji Compton||2*||1||2||2||3||10||1||4||Dan Greenwood(G)||0||1*||0||2||3||1|
|5||Simon Lambert||3||2||3||2||2||12||-||5||Steve Worrall||3||2*||3||3||11||PM|
|6||Jason Garrad||x||0||1*||0||1||1||6||Nathan Greaves||1||X||ret||3||fx||4||-|
|7||Danny Ayres||fell||1*||fx||1*||0||2||2||7||Danny Phillips||fell||0||1||0||1||1*||3||1|
||CRADLEY extended their lead at the top of the National
League table with a hard fought 41-37 win at Kent on Monday.
Heathens have still only lost one meeting all season and went into the meeting without three key riders - Max Clegg, Tom Perry and Matt Williamson - due to a clash of fixtures.
Ben Hopwood proved to be a fine choice of guest by manager Will Pottinger as he top scored with 12-points with Steve Worrall notching 11+1 and Paul Starke 8.
Young reserve Nathan Greaves saw his score hit by crashes and retirements but he did win a race on his second choice of bike.
Said Pottinger: "This was a fantastic effort from such a depleted side. "I wasn't happy about having to go there with half a team, but Ben Hopwood was a great guest for us.
"We move on to our next home meeting at Wolverhampton against Coventry next Tuesday which I expect to be the toughest meeting of the season. We will be at full strength for that and we need to be."
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
Web site created and maintained by
& Steve Johnson. E-mail me your comments and suggestions.
The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Cradley Heath Speedway.
Copyright: Steve Johnson & Cradley Heath Speedway Ltd, 1999-2014