CRADLEY HEATHENS 40  COVENTRY BEES 49

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.
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STOKE POTTERS 22  - CRADLEY HEATHENS 37

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.
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CRADLEY HEATHENS 59 - STOKE POTTERS 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.  [Details]
 

THE 2018 CRADLEY HEATHENS

Jason Edwards, Kyle Bickley, Jordon Jenkins, Drew Kemp, Bradley Andrews,

Will Pottinger (Team Manager) Adam Roynon (Captain), Conor Dwyer

 

CRADLEY HEATHENS  vs BUXTON HITMEN

NATIONAL TROPHY Monday JUNE 4th at 7.30pm

Ladbroke Stadium, Sutherland Avenue
Wolverhampton WV2 2JJ
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Sunday 27th May 3.00pm Buxton Hitmen v Cradley Heathens @ Hi-Edge, Buxton
 

HEATHENS RACE ON!

CRADLEY HEATHENS will race for the National Trophy next year.
The nomadic club have entered the competition for the first time to ensure the world famous name survives into a ninth season since their relaunch.  All home meetings will be raced at Wolverhampton’s Monmore Green Stadium after making the decision not to take Birmingham up on the offer to race at Perry Barr.  Manager Will Pottinger has already pledged his commitment to stay in charge of the team and will be looking to use a settled squad of riders.
It means Heathens won’t be in the National League - but fans will have the chance to follow their team and there is also the prospect of the prestigious Golden Hammer individual continuing. [Read More]

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
 

CLUB HISTORY 2017 REVIEW 
Sponsored once again by team partners Motor Market and Dudley Stroke Association the Heathens competed in the National League. Racing meetings at Monmore Green and Perry Barr. The team looked good on paper and their first match against Kings Lynn at Perry Barr seemed to show their potential with a 61-29 win. However the Young Stars withdrew from the league and the score expunged from the table!

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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