DETAILED RESULTS FOR THE CRADLEY HEATHENS 2018

29/04/2018

Coventry Bees v CRADLEY HEATHENS @ Leicester - POSTPONED - TRACK WATERLOGGED


07/05/2018

CRADLEY HEATHENS v Stoke Potters @ Monmore Green

Cradley Heathens

Team Manager - Will Pottinger

Team manager - Malcolm Vasey
1 Adam Roynon ef 3 xm 3   6 - 1 Danny Ayres (G) 3 3 fx fx ef 6 -
2 Conor Dwyer 1 1 1 0 3 - 2 Paul Burnett 2* 1 2 1 6 1
3 Kyle Bickley fx 2 3 3 2* 10 1 3 Tony Atkin 3 1 3 1 8 -
4 Bradley Andrews 2 0 1 2* 5 1 4 Adam Extance x 0 1 1 2 -
5 Jordan Jenkins 3 3 3 2* 3 14 PM 5 Rob Shuttleworth fx 2 2 1 x 5 -
6 Drew Kemp 3 2* 2* 3   10 PM 6 Joe Alcock 1 xt 0 0   1 -
7 Jason Edwards 2* 2* 3 2 2* 11 3 7 William O'Keefe 0 1 0 0 1 -
8 8
59 29
     


Heat01: Ayres, Burnett, Dwyer, Roynon(ef) 1-5 57.68
Heat02: Kemp, Edwards, Alcock, O'Keefe 5-1 6-6 59.00
Heat03: Atkin, Andrews, Bickley(fx), Extance(x) 2-3 8-9 60.43
Heat04: Jenkins, Edwards, O'Keefe, Shuttleworth(fx) 5-1 13-10 61.62
Heat05: Ayres, Bickley, Burnett, Andrews 2-4 15-14 58.86
Heat06: Roynon, Shuttleworth, Dwyer, O'Keefe 4-2 19-16 58.56
Heat07: Jenkins, Kemp, Atkin, Extance 5-1 24-17 58.88
Heat08: Edwards, Burnett, Dwyer, O'Keefe 4-2 28-19 59.87
Heat09: Bickley, Shuttleworth, Andrews, Alcock 4-2 32-21 58.62
Heat10: Atkin, Edwards,Extance, Dwyer 2-4 34-25 61.19
Heat11: Jenkins, Kemp, Burnett, Ayres(fx) 5-1 39-26 58.76
Heat12: Bickley, Edwards, Atkin, Alcock 5-1 44-27 60.57
Heat13: Roynon, Jenkins, Shuttleworth, Ayres(fx) 5-1 49-28 AW
Heat14: Kemp, Andrews, Extance, O'Keefe 5-1 54-29 58.69
Heat15: Jenkins, Bickley, Ayres(ef), Shuttleworth 5-0 59-29

 

  CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger was delighted with his side's National Trophy opener as they eventually wrapped up an emphatic 59-29 home win over Stoke.  The Motor Market Heathens came out on top in a dramatic encounter which saw a series of crashes, spills and machinery problems.  But the hosts recovered from an opening race 5-1 deficit, and finished super strongly bagging four maximums of their own before being awarded a 5-0 in the final race.
A bumper crowd turned out in glorious conditions and Pottinger paid tribute to the supporters.  He said: "It was great to see such a good turnout and fingers crossed we can maintain that good level of support for the boys throughout the year. "Naturally we're more than happy to get off to a winning start. "Four of the lads got double figures, Adam (Roynon) would've scored more had he not have suffered a few bike problems and it was a good team performance. "We got off to a pretty slow start but I think that was to be expected for a new team in their first home meeting. "The boys worked really well together though and they were all helping each other out and we were particularly pleased with that because it bodes really well for the rest of the season."
Jordan Jenkins dusted himself down from a first bend collision in his first ride to secure a paid maximum on his Heathens debut.
Fellow Mildenhall man Drew Kemp also went unbeaten by an opponent as the talented 15-year-old linked up superbly with Jason Edwards at reserve as the duo contributed 21 points from nine rides.
Kyle Bickley was disqualified in his opening ride and went on to also reach double figures despite a spectacular crash in his final outing which he somehow walked away from despite puncturing the air bag.
Adam Roynon endured a frustrating night winning two of his rides, but his tally was hampered with mechanical gremlins forcing him out of his other two rides.
Bradley Andrews improved as the night went on and finished with a paid win while Conor Dwyer produced a steady performance on his first full meeting since the end of last season.

12/05/2018

Stoke Potters v Cradley Heath @  Loomer Road

Stoke Potters

Cradley Heathens

Team Manager - Malcolm Vasey

Team manager - Will Pottinger
1 Max Clegg 3 2       8 - 1 Adam Roynon 2 3 2*     7 1
2 Paul Burnett 1 1* 1* 0 3 2 2 Conor Dwyer ef ret ret 0 0 -
3 Tony Atkin 2 2 1   5 - 3 Kyle Bickley 3 3 2* 2 10 1
4 Adam Extance 1* 1* 0   2 2 4 Bradley Andrews fx       0 -
5 Rob Shuttleworth 0         0 - 5 Jordan Jenkins R/R KB CD AR     - -
6 Joe Alcock fx 1       1 - 6 Drew Kemp 3 3 3     9 M
7 William O'Keefe ret 1 0 2 3 - 7 Jason Edwards 2* 2* 3 3 1* 11 3
8 8 Luke Whitehead
   
     

Heat01: Clegg, Roynon, Burnett, Dwyer 4-2 63.6
Heat02: Kemp, Edwards, Alcock(fx), O'Keefe 0-5 4-7 AW
Heat03: Bickley, Atkin, Extance, Andrews 3-3 7-10 AW
Heat04: Bickley, Edwards, O'Keefe, Shuttleworth 1-5 8-15 67.4
Heat05: Roynon, Atkin, Extance, Dwyer(ret) 3-3 11-18 68.8
Heat06: Kemp, Clegg, Burnett, Dwyer(ret) 3-3 14-21 66.2
Heat07: Edwards, Bickley, Alcock, O'Keefe 1-5 15-26 69.7
Heat08: Edwards, O'Keefe, Burnett, Dwyer(ret) 3-3 18-29 71.5
Heat09: Kemp, Roynon, Atkin, Extance 1-5 19-34 71.0
Heat10: Clegg, Bickley, Edwards, Burnett 3-3 22-37 67.8
Heat11:              MATCH ABANDONED (RAIN)
Heat12:                  RESULT STANDS
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  CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger praised his National Trophy team for keeping their cool after the meeting at Stoke was abandoned - but Heathens took maximum points!  They ran out 37-22 winners and the result stands after referee Stuart Wilson declared the track unfit for racing after 10
races.
Motor Market Cradley boss Pottinger said: "We are more than happy we got the win and there have been some good performances from the lads tonight. "Unfortunately, Bradley Andrews came down in his first heat and he got injured.  "He has concussion so he's going to be out for at least 12 days. It's unfortunate but thankfully everyone else goes home in one piece.  "We got off to a really good start and we were always ahead so we don't have many complaints.  "Luckily Eastbourne got called off early in the day so we had Jason Edwards back in the team. With losing Bradley early on it would have put more pressure on Drew Kemp so we are very fortunate and thankful.
 We also thank Luke Whitehead for being our number eight squad member. It's appreciated.  "The track conditions were alright but it could have been a lot better.  "The guys dealt with the situation the best they could and they used their heads to try and stay safe. It wasn't easy but they got on with it.
The lads deserve a lot of credit for attacking the track.  "Unfortunately, the rain intervened so I think it was a sensible decision to call it off. We already had one rider going home injured and we didn't want any more.  "We've made a good start to the season but we know we are going to have to face tougher tests. We can only beat the opposition in front of us and we look forward to the next meeting against Coventry."
Rampant reserve Drew Kemp pulled off an emphatic three ride maximum leaving him unbeaten so far in Cradley's National Trophy campaign.
Conor Dwyer, though, suffered a frustrating night with mechanical gremlins.
Skipper Adam Roynon and Kyle Bickley produced solid performances scoring 17+1 between them.

 

21/05/2018

 CRADLEY HEATHENS v Coventry Bees @ Monmore Green

Cradley Heathens

Coventry Bees

Team Manager - Will Pottinger

Team manager - Martyn McDonald
1 Adam Roynon (c) 2 3 1 2 2 10 - 1 Connor Mountain 3 3 3 3 3 15 M
2 Bradley Andrews R/R CD JE AB JC - - 2 Luke Harris 1 2* 1 1 5 1
3 Kyle Bickley 1 fx 3 3 0 7 - 3 Jon Armstrong (c) 2* 3 2* 2 1 10 2
4 Conor Dwyer 0 0 x 0 0 - 4 Danny Phillips 3 1 3 3 10 -
5 Alfie Bowtell 3 2 3 2 1* 11 1 5 Luke Ruddick 1 2 fx 0   3 -
6 James Chattin fx 0 0 0 0 - 6 Jamie Halder 2 0 1 1*   4 1
7 Jason Edwards 3 2* 1 2* 2* 0 2 12 1 7 Ryan MacDonald 1* 0 0 1 2 1
8 8
40 49
     

Heat01: Mountain, Roynon, Harris, Dwyer 2-4 56.94
Heat02: Edwards, Halder, MacDonald Chattin 3-3 5-7 56.94
Heat03: Armstrong, Phillips, Bickley, Dwyer1-5 6-12 58.75
Heat04: Bowtell, Edwards, Ruddick, MacDonald 5-1 11-13 58.87
Heat05: Mountain, Harris, Bickley(fx), Dwyer(x) 0-5 11-18 57.44
Heat06: Roynon, Ruddick, Edwards, Halder 4-2 15-20 58.19
Heat07: Armstrong, Bowtell, Phillips, Chattin 2-4 17-24 58.19
Heat08: Bowtell, Edwards, Harris, MacDonald 5-1 22-25 59.69
Heat09: Bickley, Edwards, Halder, Ruddick 5-1 27-26 58.75
Heat10: Phillips, Armstrong, Roynon, Chattin 1-5 28-31 58.57
Heat11: Mountain, Bowtell, Harris, Chattin 2-4 30-35 57.44
Heat12: Bickley, Armstrong, Halder, Edwards 3-3 33-38 60.19
Heat13: Mountain, Roynon, Bowtell, Ruddick 3-3 36-41 58.12
Heat14: Phillips,Edwards, MacDonald, Dwyer 2-4 38-45 59.43
Heat15: Mountain, Roynon, Armstrong, Bickley 2-4 40-49 57.43

 

  CRADLEY’S National Trophy hopes are hanging in the balance after their first defeat of the season.
Heathens slipped up 49-40 at the hands of fellow homeless club Coventry at Monmore on a night of tension and drama. The absence of brilliant teenager Drew Kemp was too much for Heathens to cope with which is clearly a concern going forward as he will also miss the trip to Buxton on Sunday.  New signing Alfie Bowtell did a fine job on debut for the Motor Market Heathens with 12+3 from his six outings – but there were too many weak links in the home side. Kyle Bickley did well to hold off former Heathens skipper Jon Armstrong for an important win in Heat 12 to keep Cradley within five of the visitors.  But when the brilliant Connor Mountain passed Heathens skipper Adam Roynon in Heat 13 it was a crushing blow for Will Pottinger’s men – and they were never likely to recover from 41-36 down.
Victory was assured for Coventry when former Heathens title winner Danny Phillips secured a brilliant win ahead of Jason Edwards with Jamie Halder third to go seven points up with one to go.
Heathens co-promoter Nigel Pearson said: “With us already missing a key rider like Drew Kemp it’s obvious we needed the remaining lads to step up to the plate.  “It’s disappointing to lose, but there were some positives and Jason Edwards impressed us particularly as well as Alfie Bowtell on debut. “I thought Will Pottinger, or manager, did everything right, his programme changes were spot on and I don’t think he could have done anything more than he did.  “Coventry were the better all-round side and I congratulate them for that. They fully deserved their win. “It means we are in a real battle for qualification for the final now. We cannot afford to be a four-man team and we must do better. “People expected us to walk away with this group – it just shows you never know what this sport will throw at you next!”

27/05/2018

Buxton Hitmen v Cradley Heathens @ Hi-Edge Buxton

Buxton Hitmen

Cradley Heathens

Team Manager - Josh Moss

Team manager - Will Pottinger
1 Ben Wilson 3 3 2 2 3 13 - 1 Joe Lawlor (G) 2 1 2* 1*   6 2
2 Sam Wooley (G) 0 0 1* x f/r 0 1 1 2 Bradley Andrews R/R CW JC AB JE - -
3 Connor Coles R/R SW BW KD TW - - 3 Kyle Bickley 3 3 3 3 2* 14 PM
4 Tom Wolley 2 2* 1 2 2 1 10 2 4 Chris Widman 1* 1 2* 1 1 6 2
5 David Wallinger- DNR           DNR   5 Alfie Bowtell 3 3 3 3 2 3 17 -
6 Kieran Douglas 2 1 2 1 1* 0 7 1 6 James Chattin (G) 1 f/r 0 fx   1 -
7 Lewis Whitmore fx N   WITHDREW 1 - 7 Jason Edwards 3 2* 0 2* 3 3 13 2
8 8
32 57
     

Heat01: Wilson, Lawlor, Widman, S.Wooley 3-3
Heat02: Edwards, Douglas, Chattin(F/R- 1), Whitmore(FX) 2-4 5-7
Heat03: Bickley, T.Wooley, Widman, S.Wooley 2-4 7-11
Heat04: Bowtell, Edwards, Douglas[3 riders only] 1-5 8-16
Heat05: Wilson, T.Wooley, Lawlor, Chattin(F/R) 5-1 13-17
Heat06: Bowtell, Wilson, S.Wooley, Edwards 3-3 16-20
Heat07: Bickley, Widman, Douglas [3 riders only] 1-5 17-25
Heat08: Bowtell, Edwards, S.Wooley(ex)[3 riders only] 0-5 17-30
Heat09: Bowtell, Douglas, T.Wooley, Chattin 3-3 20-33
Heat10: Bickley, Wilson, Widman, S.Wooley(f/r) 2-4 22-37
Heat11: Edwards, Lawlor, Douglas, [3 riders only] 1-5 23-42
Heat12: Bickley, T.Wooley,Douglas,Chattin(fx) 26-45
Heat13: Wilson, Bowtell, Lawlor 3-3[3 riders only] 3-3 29-48
Heat14: Edwards, T.Wooley, Widman, Douglas 2-4 31-52
Heat15: Bowtell, Bickley, T.Wooley, S.Wooley 1-5 32-57

 

  CRADLEY revived their National Trophy hopes by securing maximum points from their 57-32 win at Buxton.
The victory moved the Motor Market Heathens back level with group leaders Coventry as they bounced back well from Monday’s defeat at the hands of the Bees. Despite only being with four of their own riders, the Heathens took advantage of an under strength Hitmen side whose problems grew as the meeting progressed.  Already without broken ankle victim Connor Coles, heat-leader David Wallinger then pulled out of the fixture in the build-up while reserve Lewis Whitmore was withdrawn after Heat Eight with an arm injury.  Heathens got their noses in front as early as Heat Two when Jason Edwards and local lad James Chattin combined for a 4-2 in the re-run after Whitmore had been disqualified for the hosts after sliding off in the initial staging. 
Bickley gated in the third and new signing Chris Widman eventually got by Sam Woolley for a second successive 4-2.  Alfie Bowtell and Edwards got the better of lone inexperienced Hitman Kieran Douglas and established an early eight point lead.  But the Derbyshire outfit hit back with a maximum of their own in the very next race. Ben Wilson made it two race wins out of two while Heathens No.1 guest Joe Lawlor couldn’t find a way past home skipper Tom Woolley. But the Heathens stamped their authority on the fixture in quick succession as Bickley and Widman bagged a 5-1 in the seventh before Bowtell and Edwards won a 5-0 after lapping Sam Woolley who had remounted after falling. That opened up a 13 point lead for the Heathens who also took the next four race wins.  Heat 12 saw Bickley maintain his unbeaten start as Chattin eventually missed out on the scoring positions despite a tight tussle with Kieran Douglas.  And the Heathens rounded off in style with one final 5-1 as Bickley tucked in for a paid maximum behind Bowtell who only dropped one point himself on an impressive display from the recent recruit.
Team manager Will Pottinger said: “Buxton were very depleted but we had to take advantage of their misfortune.  “Alfie and Kyle were both excellent and were well supported by Jason, Joe and Chris.  “Chris did exactly what we wanted him to do by scoring from every race.  “James put in a good shift and was unlucky not to get more points from Heat 12.  “It was important to get back to winning ways and sets us up nicely for the return match at Monmore a week tomorrow.”

04/06/2018

 CRADLEY HEATHENS v Buxton Hitmen @ Monmore Green

Cradley Heathens

Buxton Hitmen

Team Manager - Will Pottinger

Team manager - Josh Moss
1 Adam Roynon 2* 3 2* 3 2* 12 PM 1 Ben Wilson 1 2 1 2 1 7 -
2 Bradley Andrews R/R DK CW AB DK - - 2 Luke Whitehead 0 0 1 0 0 1 -
3 Kyle Bickley 3 3 3 3 3 15 MAX 3 Ben Woodhull 1 0 0 2 3 -
4 Jason Edwards 2* 1 2* 1 6 2 4 Tom Wooley (c) 0 2 3 1 2 0 8 -
5 Alfie Bowtell 3 1* 3 2* 1 10 2 5 David Wallinger R/R LW TW CW LW   - -
6 Drew Kemp 3 3 2 3 3 3 17 - 6 Lewis Whitmore 1 1 ret 0 0 2 -
7 Chris Widman 2* 2* 1 2* 1 8 3 7 Kieran Douglas 0 0 0 1 0 1 -
8 8
68 22
     

Heat01: Kemp, Roynon, Wilson,Whitehead 5-1 57.25
Heat02: Kemp, Widman, Whitmore, Douglas 5-1 10-2 57.38
Heat03: Bickley, Edwards, Woodhull, Wooley 5-1 15-3 59.56
Heat04: Bowtell, Widman, Whitmore, Douglas 5-1 20-4 60.25
Heat05: Bickley, Wilson, Edwards, Whitehead 4-2 24-6 58.50
Heat06: Roynon, Wooley, Widman, Douglas 4-2 28-8 58.37
Heat07: Wooley, Kemp(15m), Bowtell, Woodhull 3-3 31-11 59.31
Heat08: Bowtell, Widman, Whitehead, Whitmore 5-1 36-12 59.75
Heat09: Bickley, Edwards, Douglas, Whitehead 5-1 41-13 58.81
Heat10: Kemp, Roynon, Wooley, Woodhull 5-1 46-14 57.94
Heat11: Kemp, Bowtell, Wilson, Whitehead 5-1 51-15 57.89
Heat12: Bickley, Woodhull, Widman, Whitmore 4-2 55-17 59.68
Heat13: Roynon, Wilson, Bowtell, Whitmore 4-2 59-19 58.50
Heat14: Kemp, Wooley, Edwards, Douglas 4-2 63-21 58.57
Heat15: Bickley, Roynon, Wilson, Wooley 5-1 68-22 58.69

  CRADLEY’s class of 2018 romped to the club’s biggest win in almost four years with a 68-22 demolition of Buxton.
The Motor Market Heathens were always major favourites for the clash with the visitors severely depleted through injury. And the hosts were dominant from start to finish as they returned to the top of their National Trophy group.
Heathens got their night off to the perfect start, opening with four, 5-1 maximums. In fact they only failed to claim a race winner in one single heat, when Buxton skipper Tom Woolley took the chequered flag in Heat Seven.  But even that was pushed hard as super talented teen Drew Kemp chased down to the line. The youngster was punished with a 15 metre handicap after breaking the tapes in the initial staging, but soon worked his way into second place before pushing Woolley all the way.  That was the only time the 15-year-old was beaten from six rides as he continued to show why he is one of Britain’s brightest future stars. The same can be said for Kyle Bickley who stormed to a 15-point maximum - his second unbeaten meeting in succession. Skipper Adam Roynon led by example with a paid maximum of his own, and team rode superbly with Bickley in the final race to wrap up a final 5-1.
Alfie Bowtell achieved double figures for a third straight fixture, despite riding round for third in Heat 13 with a slow puncture.
Chris Widman enjoyed one of his best performances in recent times and rode in a determined manner to be a part of three maximums while Jason Edwards enjoyed a solid night in his first meeting in the main body of the side.
Maximum man Kyle Bickley was delighted with both his own individual performance as well as that from the rest of the team. He said: “Right from my first race everything just clicked, I didn’t make any mistakes and I was really pleased with how I rode. “That’s a paid max and a 15-point max I’ve had in a row for Cradley now so I’m enjoying my racing again. “The team absolutely smashed the win as well which is the most important thing - in fact we couldn’t have asked for much more.”
With the Heathens now leading the way on 14 points, they know their destiny is in their own hands with three fixtures remaining.

10/06/2018

Coventry Bees v Cradley Heathens @ Leicester

Coventry Storm

 

Cradley Heathens

Team Manager - Martyn McDonald Team Manager - Will Pottinger
1 Connor Mountain 2 3 3 2 2 12 - 1 Adam Roynon 3 2* 3 3 3 14 1
2 Danny Phillips 0 1 2* 2 2* 7 2 2 Bradley Andrews R/R DK/CW DK AB DK
3 Luke Ruddick R/R DP JH JH/RM LH - - 3 Kyle Bickley 2* 1* 0 0 3 1
4 Luke Harris 0 0 1 2 0 3 - 4 Jason Edwards 3 2 1 1 0 7 -
5 Jon Armstrong 3 3 2 1* 1* 10 2 5 Alfie Bowtell 2 fx 3 2* fell 7 1
6 Ryan MacDonald 0 fell 0 0 0 6 Drew Kemp x2m 3 3 3 1 3 3 16 -
7 Jamiie Halder 2 1 1 1* x2m 1* 2 8 2 7 Chris Widman 1 1 0 ex 0 2 -
8                       8                    
40 49
Heat 01: Roynon, Mountain, Widman, Phillips, (Kemp ex2m) 2-4 62.75
Heat 02: Kemp, Halder, Widman, MacDonald 2-4 4-8 65.12
Heat 03: Edwards, Bickley, Phillips, Harris 1-5 5-13 65.32
Heat 04: Armstrong, Bowtell, Halder, Widman 4-2 9-15 65.06
Heat 05: Kemp, Roynon, Halder, Harris 1-5 10-20 64.44
Heat 06: Mountain, Phillips, Bowtell(fx), Widman(fx) 5-0 15-20 63.06
Heat 07: Armstrong, Edwards, Bickley, MacDonald(f) 3-3 18-23 65.19
Heat 08: Bowtell, Phillips, Halder, Widman 3-3 21-26 64.69
Heat 09: Kemp, Bowtell, Harris, MacDonald, Halder(ex2m) 1-5 22-31 64.19
Heat 10: Mountain, Phillips, Edwards, Bickley 5-1 27-32 64.56
Heat 11: Roynon, Armstrong, Kemp, MacDonald 2-4 29-36 63.94
Heat 12: Kemp, Harris, Halder, Bickley 3-3 32-39 65.31
Heat 13: Roynon, Mountain, Armstrong, Bowtell(f) 3-3 35-42 65.50
Heat 14: Kemp, Halder, Edwards, Harris 2-4 37-46 65.75
Heat 15: Roynon, Mountain, Armstrong, Edwards 3-3 40-49
  SUPER skipper Adam Roynon produced a stunning final ride to secure maximum points for Cradley from their 49-40 win at Coventry.
The Motor Market Heathens had already wrapped up victory in the penultimate race, courtesy of a fifth heat win of the afternoon from teenage sensation Drew Kemp. But with local rivals Birmingham having meetings in hand on Cradley, Will Pottinger’s side knew how invaluable the extra away point could prove to be.
Roynon or Jason Edwards needed to split the home duo of Connor Mountain and former Heathen Jon Armstrong - but there was anxiety early on.
The Bees made the gate and Armstrong hit the front while Roynon had to work his way into second.  With Mountain breathing down his neck though, the pressure was well and truly on.  But the Heathens No.1 went out into the dirt to blast by Armstrong on the entrance to lap three and also ensured a personal paid maximum in the process.  Said Roynon: “Our main objective today was to come here and do what they did to us at Monmore - beat them and get four points.  “We succeeded and the whole team were brilliant.  “A couple of the boys struggled in the latter part of the meeting but on the whole we were a unit again and nothing fazes us. We’re just continuing to build momentum for the next few meetings ahead of hopefully winning that trophy at the end of the season.”


 
It was another solid afternoon for Cradley who took control of the meeting early on, opening with three heat advantages. But they were given a reminder that there was plenty still to be done in the sixth race as they handed Coventry a 5-0. Chris Widman had already retired at the back when Alfie Bowtell was deemed to have collided with Danny Phillips on the second lap and was disqualified.
A fired-up Bowtell made amends though by comfortably winning Heat Eight before tucking in behind Kemp for a 5-1 in the ninth as they moved nine in front.  But with Edwards and Kyle Bickley missing out at the start of the next, Coventry edged back to within five.
Step forward in-form duo Roynon and Kemp who claimed the final five race wins between them.
Heathens have two National Trophy meetings left to secure top spot - both against neighbours Birmingham in what promise to be two unmissable derbies.
The first of those is at Monmore Green on Monday, July 2 (7.30).
 

02/07/2018

 CRADLEY HEATHENS v Birmingham Brummies @ Monmore Green

Cradley Heathens

Birmingham Brummies

Team Manager - Will Pottinger

Team manager - Laurence Rogers
1 Danny Ayres (G) 2 2* 2 f/r 2 2 10 1 1 Tome Bacon (c) 3 3 3 3 ret 12 -
2 Bradley Andrews R/R DK DK AB NS - - 2 Callum Walker ret fell 1 1 2 -
3 Kyle Bickley 0 2 3 1 6 1 3 James Shanes 3 3 3 3 3 15 M
4 Jason Edwards 2 1* 2* 3 8 2 4 Leon Flint 1 1 fell 2 4 -
5 Alfie Bowtell (c) 2 2 2* 2* 1* 1*   10 4 5 Danyon Hume fx withdrew injured - -
6 Drew Kemp 1* 3 3 3 3 2 1 16 1 6 Arran Butcher fx ret 0     0 -
7 Chris Widman 2* fell withdrew injured 2 1 7 Tom Spencer 1 1 1 fell 1 0 0 4 -
8 8
52 37
     


Heat01: Bacon, Ayres, Kemp, Walker(ret) 3-3 57.38
Heat02: Kemp, Widman, Spencer, Butcher 5-1 8-4 57.50
Heat03: Shanes, Edwards, Flint, Bickley 2-4 10-8 57.00
Heat04: Kemp, Bowtell, Spencer, Hume(fx) 5-1 15-9 57.52
Heat05: Bacon, Bickley, Edwards, Walker(f) 3-3 18-12 57.56
Heat06: Kemp, Ayres, Spencer, Butcher 5-1 23-13 57.62
Heat07: Shanes, Bowtell, Flint, NR 2-4 25-17 57.07
Heat08: Kemp, Bowtell, Walker, Spencer(f) 5-1 30-18 59.62
Heat09: Bickley, Edwards, Spencer, Butcher 5-1 35-19 59.31
Heat10: Shanes, Ayres, Flint(fell) NR 2-3 37-22 56.93
Heat11: Bacon, Bowtell, Walker, NS 2-4 39-26 57.25
Heat12: Shanes, Kemp, Bickley, Spencer 3-3 42-29 57.69
Heat13: Bacon, Ayres, Bowtell, NS 3-3 45-32 57.82
Heat14: Edwards, Flint, Kemp(15m), Spencer 4-2 49-34 59.25
Heat15: Shanes, Ayres, Bowtell, Bacon(ef) 3-3 52-37 57.00
 

  HEATHENS boss Will Pottinger hailed a “sensational” display from Drew Kemp as they beat local rivals Birmingham.
The home side romped to a 52-37 win over the Brummies in a clash marred by a horror Heat 4 crash which ruled out Chris Widman and Danyon Hume.
Widman and Hume tangled on the home straight and ploughed through the airfence. Hume aggravated an old arm injury and pulled out of the meeting.
James Shanes and Tom Bacon scored 27 between them for the Brummies but Kemp reeled off an incredible paid 17 for the Heathens.
Pottinger said: “Drew was sensational. Obviously we took control after they lost Danyon and we hope both he and Chris are OK. “But Drew was out of this world and was the stand out performance for us. All the boys chipped in and we were solid.  “Losing Chris was tough but with Drew in such great form we coped really well with his absence and it’s a good win."
Bacon and Shanes were outstanding for the Brummies as they kept the visitors in contention despite the setback of losing Hume.  Flying Bacon won Heat 1 in style from Cradley guest Danny Ayres but the home side took control when the classy young 15-year-old Kemp won Heat 2 and with Widman second, the Heathens were four in front.
The much-awaited clash “war of the wonderkids” never materialised with Shanes roaring clear in Heat 3 with Bickley left at the back behind rival Flint.  Then came the horror incident in Heat 4 followed by a repair to the airfence and from then on it was the Bacon and Shanes show. However, when they weren’t in the line-up Brummies were vulnerable and three maximum 5-1s from the rampant Heathens in six races left them reeling.

01/08/2018

 Birmingham Brummies v Cradley Heathens @ Perry Barr, Birmingham

Birmingham Brummies

Cradley Heathens

Team Manager -

Team manager - Will Pottinger
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13/08/2018

2018 F.A.S.T. GOLDEN HAMMER @ MONMORE GREEN, WOLVERHAMPTON
 

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