Full name:  Arthur Edward Abbott
Birthplace: Birmingham, West Midlands
Birthdate:  11th September 1912




Career Record with Cradley
[Taken from the Cradley Speedway Riders Database includes all matches]

Year Mat Rid Poi Bon Tot Aver
1947 5 15 19 0 19 5.0


Arthur was another rider discovered at the now famous Tiger Stevenson Training School at Birmingham during the winter of 1946/47.  Along with Alan Hunt and Phil Malpass he was chosen as one of the most promising trainees from the school.
Arthur rode in Cradley's first ever match at Hanley (Stoke) on 8th May 1947 where he scored 7 points.  He scored 6 points in a Challenge match at Tamworth on 25th May before Dudley Wood opened it's doors.
Arthur rode his first National League Div3 match at Tamworth on 25th June when he failed to score, he rode in the return fixture at Dudley Wood on 28th June 1947 which turned out to be his only home meeting scoring 2 points, he was then replaced by more experienced riders coming from Birmingham to bolster the team.

Arthur had one more match in Cradley's colours at Wombwell on 4th July 1947 in the Midland South Cup where he crashed and subsequently retired from speedway.



Arthur sadly passed away in 1993

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