Roy Moreton

Biography...

Full name: Roy Moreton
Birthplace: Sparkhill, Birmingham UK
Birthdate: 1st March 1928


Statistics...


Career Record with Cradley

1948:  36 matches,  61 points ... Ave 1.69
1949:  23 matches, 128 points ... Ave 5.65

Total: 59 matches, 189 points ... Ave 3.20


Profile...

Roy was unfortunate to only manage two seasons with the Heathens after joining as a reserve in 1948. He had impressed in second half events and in a Best Pairs meeting, partnering heatleader Jimmy Wright. He made impressive progress in 1949 and had achieved an average of 5.65 by the Summer of that season. However, the Speedway Control Board informed Cradley that they had too many riders under contract. Subsequently, Moreton was released with a crop of otehr promising youngsters, and he was transferred to Coventry.

After spells with Wolverhampton, Plymouth and Swindon, Roy returned to Dudley Wood as pits marshall but soon found himself in the position of team manager in between the departure of Phil Malpass and the appointment of Ted Flanaghan as promoter inn 1967. Following that, Roy went back to Wolverhampton as machine examiner, and remained at Monmore Green for several years.

 


Update...

It was in 1979 when Roy Moreton returned to Dudley Wood, then as the capacity of machine examiner, the position he had held at Wolverhampton. He then remained in the same role with Cradley until the club were thrown out of the stadium in 1995, and even then for another season at Stoke. So, from 1948 to 1996, Roy must surely be a contender for the longest serving connection with the Heathens.


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