Sunday 06 May, 2018
STOKE make the short trip down the M6 motorway to face Cradley in the National Trophy at Monmore Green, 7.30pm.

The A.R. Richards Potters have drafted in former Heathen Danny Ayres as a guest for Max Clegg who is on Premiership duty with Rye House against Somerset in the Premiership at Hoddesdon while Paul Burnett will return to the side after missing Saturday’s home defeat against Belle Vue on Saturday.

Skipper Tony Atkin commented “It’s going to be a difficult meeting at Monmore on Monday night but while I’m pleased Cradley are running I don’t think it is really right that they have been able to pick the best riders in the league with the best averages although within the rules and they should win the competition but it’s with everybody else’s riders and to me it’s just not right and it is my personal opinion. We have a young side which I feel is getting better each meeting and will get stronger as the season goes on but we have got to bring these riders through and stick with them and I do feel we will be a stronger side with the likes of William O’Keefe and Joe Alcock come the end of the year, Joe got his first win on Saturday and looked comfortable and William (O’Keefe) led Tom Perry for two and a half laps and made Tom work hard to pass so they’re showing what they can do and once they settle down along with Adam Extance then we will show a few clubs what we can do.”

Former Heathen Adam Roynon leads the Black Country outfit into action and he will be supported by Mildenhall skipper Jordan Jenkins who has started the season well and Belle Vue’s Kyle Bickley makes the heat-leader trio. Bradley Andrews and Conor Dwyer complete the top five while at reserve Mildenhall’s Drew Kemp who has scored 30 points in his last two meetings alone takes one of the reserve positions with Jason Edwards completing the Heathens septet.

CRADLEY: Adam Roynon (Captain), Conor Dwyer, Kyle Bickley, Bradley Andrews, Jordan Jenkins, Drew Kemp, Jason Edwards
STOKE: Danny Ayres, Paul Burnett, Tony Atkin (Captain), Adam Extance, Rob Shuttleworth, Joe Alcock, William O’Keefe