CRADLEY HEATHENS 54 STOKE POTTERS 35

TEAM boss Will Pottinger revealed Dan Greenwood would undergo further medical assessment after his fall in Cradley’s 54-35 victory over Stoke Potters. The Motor Market Heathens number three was left suffering pain in the same left shoulder that contains metal work from an old collarbone break.  The awkward fall happened on turn four of heat 12 with the red lights already on for a previous incident. “It is a possible shoulder or collarbone injury,” said Pottinger. “We hope Dan is not too badly injured and just have to wait to see what the damage is."
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BELLE VUE COLTS 56 CRADLEY HEATHENS 34

CRADLEY suffered a 56-34 defeat against high-flying Belle Vue at the National Speedway Stadium. The Motor Market Heathens could only manage two race wins as they were undone by a stunning Dan Bewley maximum for the powerful Colts.  Danny Ayres fought to an excellent 12-point haul whilst Tom Perry battled to paid double figures – but it was largely a tough night for Will Pottinger’s side.
Pottinger admitted they were simply beaten by a better side and has urged them to move on ahead of Monday’s crucial clash with Stoke at Monmore Green (7.30)
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CRADLEY HEATHENS 48 PLYMOUTH DEVILS 41

Will Pottingers’s side had to display plenty of character on their return to the circuit where they had been heavily beaten by Birmingham one week earlier – and where the Devils themselves had notched an away win last month. The Heathens also needed to extract themselves from a tricky situation as they trailed 25-23 at the halfway stage after a shock Plymouth 5-1 in Heat 8, and the signs looked ominous.  But a dramatic 5-0 in the next race was followed shortly after by an inspirational ride by skipper Tom Perry, and the Devils in the end were denied even a consolation point.  [Details]

BIRMINGHAM BRUMMIES 57 CRADLEY HEATHENS 31

CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger conceded his side were simply not good enough as they went down 57-31 to local rivals Birmingham at Perry Barr.  The Motor Market Heathens never recovered from a nightmare start and were unable to add to their Travel Plus National League points tally on a frustrating night.  Skipper Tom Perry struck a hard-fought 10 point haul against his former club but received little support. They were second best all evening against a strong all-around Brummies’ side – and a furious Pottinger admitted they need to rapidly improve if they are to get their play-off bid back on track. [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 ISLE OF WIGHT ISLANDERS NL
Wednesday 9th August 2017

PERRY BARR STADIUM, 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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