Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages
Midlands West: Quarry Bank Diamonds
About the team
Team formed in 1960.
Track at Hickmans Plateau in Dudley Wood/Saltwells Wood(known as The Table Top, Netherton).
Shared track with Cradley Heath.
Track was 85 yards long.
Track record was 41 seconds(four laps).
Raced in the Birmingham & District league 1962-1964.
Amalgamated with the Netherton Club in 1965, changing their name to Cradley Heath Heathens.
Club Secretary: P. Dudley, 88a Coppice Lane, Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill, Staffs(1964).
Club Manager: Albert Clarke(1964)
Team Manager: Peter Allen.
Club Colours: White Tops with Red Diamonds.
Went to away meetings in Gennars pick-up truck.
1962 won the Birmingham & District League Division 2, plus the Beehive Shield.
Steve Totney won the Midlands U17 Championship(year unknown).
1964 Bernard Thompson won the Birmingham Senior Championship.
- Peter Allen
- Gary Appleby
- Ken Bridge
- Jim Clarke
- Pete Dalley
- Paul Dudley
- A. Edwards
- Alan Homer(capt)
- Paul Pearson
- Tony Pearson
- Paul Share
- Ken Slater
- Bernard Thompson(1964 +)
- Tom Tibbetts
- Stephen Totney
- T. Willetts