Full name: William Barrett
Melbourne, Australia
16th October 1984





Career Record with Cradley
[Taken from the Cradley Speedway Riders Database including all matches]
Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
1982  9 28 9 3 12 1.71
1984 5 14 6 0 6 1.71




Bill joined Cradley in April 1982 as a replacement for the injured Andy Reid.  He soon became known as Wild Bill by the Heathens fans for his wild style. He was loaned out to Oxford and Cradley used him on several occasions.

His best score in 1982 for all matches was 2 points plus 1 bonus from 3 rides against Kings Lynn on 1st May so Bill hardly set the World alight.

In 1984 he was used again replacing Finn Jensen for 1 match on 14th May, he scored 4 points this turned out to be his best score for Cradley. Again he stepped in, this time for Simon Cross who was riding in the British Junior Championship on 2nd June he scored 2 points in this match.
He rode at Reading in the KO Cup but failed to score from 4 rides as indeed just over a week later he failed to score at Eastbourne.
He had his last match takiing 1 ride as number 8 against Halifax on 12th September.


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