Paul Starke
 
Biography...

Full name: Paul Starke
Birthplace:
Hereford,UK
Birthdate: 
18th November 1990
Family: son of Tony Starke

 


Our thanks to Paul Rose for the use of the photo


Statistics...

Career Record with Cradley
[Taken from the Cradley Speedway Riders Database including all matches]
 
Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
2013 30 145 329 13 342 9.43
2014 27 119 289 19 308 10.35

 

 

Conference League Trophy 2008 winners medal (Plymouth)
Conference League KO Cup winners medal 2008 (Plymouth)
National League Trophy winners medal 2009 (Plymouth)
Premier League KO Cup winners medal 2012 (Newcastle)
National League winners medal 2013, 2014 (Dudley/Cradley)
National League KO Cup winners medal 2013, 2014 (Dudley/Cradley)
National League Shield winners medal 2013, 2014 (Dudley/Cradley)
National League Fours winners medal 2013, 2014 (Dudley/Cradley)


Profile...

Paul had always had an interest in bikes from an early age, riding in the Junior Grasstrack events near to his home town of Cradley Nr Ledbury, Worcestershire.
He had his first competitive speedway rides at Swindon (Sprockets) and Birmingham (Bulls) then joined Buxton in 2007 having his first Conference League match at Plymouth at the beginning of August. He went on to ride 11 matches for the Hitmen that season. In the winter of 2007/08 he signed for Plymouth and missed just one of 26 fixtures for them totalling over 200 points and getting a an average of over 7 points per match. He stayed with the Devils in 2009 and was indeed voted Rider of the Year at the club. He had one second-half match for Cradley at Coventry in September against their Cougars side.
He went to Isle of Wight in 2010 doubling up with Rye House in the Premier League.  He stayed with the Islanders through 2011 and 2012 when he doubled up with Newcastle earning himself a Premier League KO Cup winners medal, but his National League average dropped to 5.7 and he was quickly snapped by Dudley with such a low average at the start of 2013.
He was a revelation in Dudley's green & white which earned him a place in the Premier League with Berwick, but it was with the Heathens where he shone with a National League and Cup double plus National League Shield and National Fours too. He scored double figures on 21 occasions for the Heathens in 2013 remarkably none of them were maximums!
He was retained by Dudley who had now changed their name back to Cradley for 2014 and was named as captain of the Heathens, doubling up with Somerset in the Premier League. In 2014 he scored double figures 18 times this year and it included five full maximums and five paid maximums.
Returning to Somerset as their asset in 2015 he is doubling up with Poole as a draft reserve.

 

 


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