ISLE OF WIGHT WARRIORS 61 CRADLEY HEATHENS 29

CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger was left frustrated after another heavy away defeat at the Isle of Wight.
The Motor Market Heathens were beaten 61-29 on a tough night at Smallbrook as their patched-up side were second best from start to finish.
Guesting duo Josh Bailey and Rob Shuttleworth fought admirably, as did middle order man Joe Lawlor.
But they recorded just one race win as the Warriors stormed to a convincing win on a difficult evening for the Heathens.
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MILDENHALL FEN TIGERS 60 CRADLEY HEATHENS 28

DEPLETED Cradley suffered a miserable afternoon as they went down 60-28 at Mildenhall on Sunday.
The Motor Market Heathens were forced to head to West Row with a patched-up side featuring just one of their own riders.And although Danny Ayres offered admirable resistance alongside guest Connor Coles, they were second best throughout. Team manager Will Pottinger said: “We had two experienced riders in Danny Ayres and Connor Coles who did a solid job. “But we didn’t have any other option apart from using unattached three-pointers who are just starting out in the sport to fill the other positions.                    [Details]

BELLE VUE COLTS 59 CRADLEY HEATHENS 31

CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger applauded both sets of riders for their efforts despite his side suffering a heavy 59-31 loss in their Knockout Cup first leg tie at Belle Vue. It was a difficult night for both teams in Manchester as a torrential downpour on parade put the meeting in doubt.  But an agreement was made to delay the start time by 30 minutes – before the rain poured again during the opening two races.  The hosts adapted to conditions much better though, as Cradley were able to register just one heat advantage all meeting.
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CRADLEY HEATHENS 56 BELLE VUE COLTS 34

SKIPPER Tom Perry labelled every match a must-win after Cradley kept their play-off hopes alive with a 56-34 Monmore win over the Belle Vue Colts.
Perry recorded a superb five-ride maximum and was well backed by Joe Lawlor and Connor Coles with Conor Dwyer once more potent at reserve.  “It was a meeting we definitely needed to win and it was good for myself to get 15 points, so very happy with that,” he said. “They are all must-wins and now we must keep on going for the rest of them.” [Details]
 

CRADLEY HEATHENS 43 BIRMINGHAM BRUMMIES 43

CRADLEY skipper Tom Perry could not hide his disappointment despite salvaging a 43-43 draw from their crunch clash with Birmingham at Monmore Green.  The Motor Market Heathens looked set to have their play-off hopes dashed when they trailed by 10 points after nine races.  A number of costly mistakes and thrown away points left Will Pottinger’s side on the back foot before they rallied to pull level with three races remaining.  But they were unable to complete what would have been a remarkable comeback, with Perry and Danny Ayres not quite able to overhaul maximum man Liam Carr in a tense heat 15 decider.  [Details]
 

We are very proud and honoured to have a display of Heathens History in Cradley Heath Library

If you are passing by please pop in and show your support
(Opposite the Liberal Club in Upper High Street)

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1960's SLIDESHOW
Longtime Heathens fan Colin Jewes has sent us a link to a slideshow that he has created.
It has some photo's that have previously been unpublished and John Summerfield has given permission for these to be used.
The slideshow follows the story of the Heathens all through the 60's with the story of the Heathens with a musical background.
It's AD free and you can 'click' to make it full size. Enjoy!
                  Heathens 1960
 

Next home meeting

CRADLEY HEATHENS v
EASTBOURNE EAGLES NL
WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2017
Final National League match of the season

PERRY BARR GREYHOUND STADIUM
PERRY BARR BIRMINGHAM
 

CLUB HISTORY 2016  REVIEW 

With due respect to the promotion at Perry Barr a lot of fans were  glad to be back at Monmore. It has become our second home now while the promoters still try to find that suitable piece of land in the Cradley Heath area.

Now fully sponsored by local car dealers Motor Market and the same management company of Nigel Pearson, Chris Van Straaten and Gary Patchett with Will Pottinger managing the team things were looking good.

SIGN THE PETITION  YOUR SUPPORT IS STILL NEEDED - CLICK HERE TO SIGN!
The petition urging Dudley Council to Bring Back Cradley Speedway is still valid. Thousands of signatures have now been recorded urging the council to support the return of the club. Paper and online versions remain active and anyone wishing to sign or collect further signatures is still encouraged to do so. Click here to sign the online petition or download the paper version

 

 

   

 

 

     

 
 

   

     
                   
             

 

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