MILDENHALL FEN TIGERS 49 CRADLEY HEATHENS 41

CRADLEY team boss Will Pottinger admitted he was “extremely proud” of his side as they went down with a fight in the National Trophy final.
The Heathens were facing almost Mission Impossible at Mildenhall after losing the first leg at home by 12 points last week.  It was no surprise that the Fen Tigers completed the double with a 49-41 win but Pottinger’s lads made the home side battle all the way.  Pottinger said: “It was always going to be the impossible job for the boys. Mildenhall are undoubtedly the team of the year and deservedly so.   [Details]

CRADLEY HEATHENS 39 MILDENHALL FEN TIGERS 51

CRADLEY’S National Trophy hopes are all but over after a crushing 51-39 defeat at the hands of Mildenhall at Monmore.  And they were undone by two familiar faces after former favourites Drew Kemp and Max Clegg came back to haunt them.
Kemp scored 15 while two-time title winner with Heathens Max Clegg romped to a maximum.
The night got off to a far from ideal start when skipper Alfie Bowtell slid off into bend two and was disqualified, but had team-mate Jason Edwards to thank for a quick lay-down directly behind him. Edwards picked himself up and was able to split the Mildenhall pair in the re-run with Clegg taking the chequered flag as the visitors drew first blood.  [Details]
 

GOLDEN HAMMER 2018

BIRMINGHAM skipper Tom Bacon stormed to a 15-point maximum as he won Cradley’s F.A.S.T Golden Hammer individual.  It was a keenly fought contest at Monmore Green which went down to the final set of heats.  Both Bacon and former Heathens’ favourite Danny Ayres had made a series of impressive gates to win all four of their opening rides before meeting in Heat 18.  And while it was Ayres who made the best gate in that one, it was the Brummies man who showed no fear to squeeze through a gap around the outside off bend number two to send the Perry Barr fans home happy.   [Details]
(picture - Steve Feeney)

BIRMINGHAM BRUMMIES 45  CRADLEY HEATHENS 45

CRADLEY secured their passage into the National Trophy Final - but they were taken all the way by Birmingham in a 45-45 draw at Perry Barr.  The Heathens were always favourites with a strong line-up in all departments whilst the Brummies continue to struggle with injuries and absences – but the home side put up a terrific fight in a derby thriller.  Tom Bacon and James Shanes took the battle to the visitors with a string of impressive wins, several of them from the back on a spectacular night of racing in front of a big crowd.  [Details]

THE 2018 CRADLEY HEATHENS

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

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

 

NEXT MEETING
TO BE CONFIRMED

Ladbroke Stadium, Sutherland Avenue
Wolverhampton WV2 2JJ

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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