Speedway: Cameron Heeps to earn Ipswich Witches double up

Cameron Heeps
Heeps helped the Tigers to National League Knock Cup victory this season

Mildenhall Fen Tigers prodigy Cameron Heeps will be handed a doubling up position with Premier League neighbours Ipswich Witches next year.

The Australian, who turned 16 on Thursday, has a 10-point average from his debut National League season.

"We're hoping he will double up, a lot depends on the National League rules next year," Witches boss Chris Louis told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"But if he can't double up he'll have a full-time Premier League spot here."

But Heeps' team-mates Lewis Blackbird and Joe Jacobs, who averaged 7.60 and 7.00 respectively, will not be fast tracked into the Ipswich side.

"To be honest I don't think either are ready for any permanent position in the Premier League," said Louis.

"I think they need a full year in the National League, gaining one or two meetings in the Premier League."