Paul Starke back for Cradley Heathens

Cradley are chasing a staggering fourth successive National Shield success when they face King’s Lynn at Monmore tonight (7.30).

Paul Starke leads Ben Hopwood and Chris Widman
Paul Starke leads Ben Hopwood and Chris Widman

The Heathens host the first leg of the tie and are looking for a handy lead to take to Norfolk for the return when a restaging date is finalised.

Skipper Paul Starke makes his first appearance of the season for Cradley who are at full strength for the meeting.

Boss Will Pottinger said: “It will be nice to have Starkey back with us after missing last week against Coventry.

“I’ve already said we need to get a useful lead from this meeting to take to King’s Lynn for the return.

“They have some good riders in their team, a couple with a lot of experience so we will need to be on our toes.”

King’s Lynn are without former Heathens man Darryl Ritchings who crashed when riding for Elite League Swindon last week.

Admission prices for Heathens meetings are £11 adults, £8 concessions and £2 children.

Cradley Heath: Paul Starke, Nathan Greaves, Tom Perry, Max Clegg, Steve Worrall, Matt Williamson, Danny Phillips.

King’s Lynn: Lewis Rose, Darren Mallett, James Cockle, Darryl Ritchings R/R, Kyle Hughes, Josh Bailey, Scott Campos.