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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.

Team Honours.

1962 won the Birmingham & District League Division 2, plus the Beehive Shield.

Individual Honours.

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