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
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
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.