Suspended fine for Jolly and Cradley given meeting

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Mildenhall Fen Tigers promoter Kevin Jolly has been handed a £250 suspended fine after cancelling the team’s meeting with the Cradley Heathens earlier this month.

The Fen Tigers were called in front of the Speedway Control Board Disciplinary committee on Tuesday to respond to the charges brought against them.

After hearing the evidence submitted by all parties involved, the committee took the decision to award the Travel Plus National League meeting to Cradley, and also give Jolly a £250 fine, which is suspended until the end of next season.

The club’s advisor, James Easter, represented Mildenhall at the hearing in the absence of promoter Jolly, and said: “It was an extremely fair hearing and I would like to thank the Speedway Control Board for listening to our case and for their understanding.

“The club fully accept the decisions taken by the Disciplinary committee and now will focus on moving forward for the good of Mildenhall speedway and the sport in general.

“We have lots of points to play for and we still have designs on a play-off place come September.

“I would like to thank our supporters, riders, sponsors, race day officials and all the wonderful people who have been so supportive and understanding during a difficult few days.”

n Last night’s scheduled National League trip to the Birmingham Brummies was postponed due to a waterlogged track.