ERIC WILLIAMS

Biography...

Full name: William Williams (Eric)
Birthplace: Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales
Birthdate:
17th November 1927
Family:
Younger brother of Freddy


Statistics...

Year

Mat

Rid

Poi

Bon

Total

Aver

 1949

62

-

468

-

468

7.55

Statistics taken from the cradleyspeedway database covering all matches


Profile...

Younger brother of former World Champion Freddy Williams, Eric joined Wembley as a novice in 1948 and was loaned out to Birmingham to get some league experience but unfortunately after just three matches with the Brummies Eric suffered a broken thigh and was out for the season.
At the start of the 1949 season Eric was loaned out to Cradley in a similar deal and settled in to become a real star. By June he had scored his first 15 point maximum at Ashfield (Glasgow). Eric went on to score an outstanding eleven maximums during the season with a superb late season run.

Of course Wembley recalled him for the 1950 season and he became a speedway superstar no doubt a seriously talented rider but it was his spell with the Heathens in the second division that gave him the confidence and allowed him to hone his skills


Update...

Eric Williams sadly passed away on 24th July 2009 following a long battle with cancer.

Eric talked about his career with Aussie Ross Garrigan and he has written it into 21 parts up to 1954 you can read about Eric on the The Speedway History Forum


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