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Cheshire: New Mills Eagles

About the team

Track was on Newtown Recreation Ground, Wirksmoor Road, Newtown, New Mills, Stockport.

Track Dimensions: 95yards x 6yards, red shale surface.

Club Colours: Black with Amber trim, White lettering.

Club Manager/Promoter: Phil Dent, 164 Low Leighton Road, New Mills, Stockport(1978).

Assistant Manager: Ian Burgess(1978).

Club Sponsorship Liaison: Paul Dowell(1978).

Club Honours.

The 1980 British Senior Individual Final was held on the New Town Recreation Ground, New Mills. The Referee was George Hollebon(East Sussex). The announcer was Shaun McConnell. The winner was Pip Serbert(Halifax) who scored 17, runner-up was Kevin Greenhalgh(Blackley) on 16, 3rd was Phil Pilbrow(Norwich) after a run-off with Derek Knight(Poole), both riders scoring 15 points. Other scorers: Geoff Patman(Bristol) 14, Jeff Weaver(Carrs Wood) 14, Pete Stephens(Thurrock-Essex) 13, Roger Ellis(Wednesfield) 12, Jim Brett(Carrs Wood) 12, Andy Giles(Trimley-Suffolk) 12, Allan Miller(Bristol) 10, John Watchman(Blackley) 10, Alan Guest(Wednesfield) 9, Paul Hulme(Blackley) 9, Alan Cox(Bow-East London) 9, Ian Swaine(Crawley-Sussex) 6.

The 1980 British Under 18 Individual Final was held at the Newtown Recreation Ground. The Referee was Mr Dave Slater(Dorset). The announcer was Shaun McConnell. The winner was Chris Madden(Crawley-Sussex) who scored 17, runner-up was Ade Gale(Poole) after a run-off with Calvin Stevens(Sandwell-West Midlands), both riders scoring 16 points. Other scorers: Martyn Hepworth(Weymouth) 15, Jimmy Varnish(Kingstanding-Birmingham) 15, Adam Bird(Crawley) 15, Geoff Orman(Hawkinge-Kent) 13, Merv Cooper(Kingstanding) 12, Gary Houghton(Brandon-Warks) 12, Mick Docker(Coventry) 12, John Taylor(Estuary-Essex) 11, Grant Living(Southampton) 10, Ivan Platts(Leicester) 10, Steve Williams(Coventry) 9, Francis Smith(Hawkinge) 8, Richard Edge(Horspath-Oxford) 7.



  • Pete Bennett
  • Jon Chadwick
  • Ian Delve
  • Graham Dent
  • Phil Dent
  • Paul Dowell
  • Kevin Greaves
  • Alan Hodgson
  • John Kelly
  • Shaun McConnell
  • Andy Oakes
  • Graham Stanton
  • R. Wood