Full name: Kenneth Sharples
Birthplace: Clayton-le Moors, Lancashire
Birthdate: 15th May 1924




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

Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
1948 18 - 86 - 86 4.78

Ken's career was mainly as a Belle Vue rider. He came up from the training school at Hyde Road and spent most of his racing life there.  However he was loaned to third division Cradley for three months in 1948, where he gained confidence.
He rode a total of eighteen matches for the Heathens between August and October but the last two matches of the season away at Tamworth and at home to Wombwell got him a place in the Aces side for 1949.  He scored twelve points in each match which gave him a League average of almost seven points.

Ken sadly passed away 17th July 1967

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