Eric Eadon

Full name: Eric G.Eadon
Coventry, UK
10th January 1930




Career Record with Cradley
[Taken from the Cradley Speedway Riders Database including all matches]
Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
1960 28 115 206 18 224 7.79
1961 2 5 3 0 3 4.00
1963 2 4 9 1 10 10.00



Southern Area League Championship winners medal 1957 (Rayleigh)


The older of the two Eadon brothers, Eric began racing at the Coventry Training School in the late 40's.
It was however 1954 before he got his first League rides, this was with Brafield in the Southern Area League. He joined nomadic side Southern Rovers who took over from Brafield together with Eric Hockaday and Colin Gooddy in 1956.
The Provincial League was his breakthrough in 1960.  He joined Cradley for their opening on 15th April 1960, he was immediately a star at this level. His lowest score from his first 9 matches was 6 on opening night.  Including 2 maximums at home against Poole and Stoke and a 16+1 score at Liverpool on 30th May in the KO Cup.
He went through the 1960 season to get an average of 7.79 from all 28 matches.
Eric started the 1961 season with the Heathens but was replaced after 2 matches with the return of George Bewley.
He moved to Wolverhampton when they re-opened in 1961 but failed to capture his form from the previous year ending with an average of 2.67. He had only match in 1962 for Wolves where he scored just 1 point from 5 rides.
Cradley gave him another go on 25th May 1963 but despite getting a reserve paid maximum against Hackney he made his last appearance for the Heathens a few days later on 30th May, he scored 4 from 2 rides.
Eric went on to join Edinburgh for a couple of matches in 1963 and then to Stoke where he had his last 4 matches of his career.



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