Bernie Out & Boulger In
It seems that the start of every season Cradley have high hopes that things will
change and this will be the year of the Heathen but 1974 was no different,
slightly better league position maybe but nothing spectacular. Not helped
when the Heathens best rider Bernie Persson was unable to compete in the league
due to the ban on Swedish riders for 1974.
L to R. Malcolm Corradine, John
Boulger, Bruce Cribb Team Manager - Harry Bastable,
|Team manager Harry
Bastable talked Sandor Levai back from his recent retirement and Bruce Cribb
came back from his broken leg the year before, Howard Cole was looking fit
and well and with Dave Perks and Malcolm Corradine showing lots of promise
things were looking better than ever. On top of this Cradley also had
the option of Boston's Russ Osborne and Harry's son Steve!
As usual it was the same old story by the end of April
Cradley had won four of the first five matches including two away
wins at Kings Lynn and Hull but
then came the injuries again....Dave Perks broke his leg and Malcolm
Corradine received very nasty facial injuries.
Riders Performance Chart
statistics taken from the Cradley Speedway database for BL matches only.
Final League Table
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