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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Scotland - Lothian: Sighthill Hammers

About the team

Team founded in 1960, joined the League in 1961.

Track was in car park of the Sighthill Inn, Calder Road, Edinburgh 11.

Another track is now the car park of the St John Ogilvie Catholic Church, Sighthill Drive.

At the end of 1967 moved to new track at Whinhill Park, on the Saughton Road, now has houses built on the site.

Proably Scotlands most famous team.

Club Secretary/Team Manager: Norman Douglas, 129/133 Stenhouse Drive, Edinburgh 11.

Club Secretary: G. Montgomery, 9 Calder Broadway, Edinburgh(1962).

Club Secretary: N. Douglas, 7 Calder Place East, Edinburgh 11(1964).

Raced in the Edinburgh Autumn League 1961.

Raced in the Edinburgh & Lothians League Div 1 in 1964.

'B' team raced in the Edinburgh Auxiliary(junior) League in 1964. League name was changed to the Edinburgh Second Division during the season.

Club Disbanded in 1970.

Individual Honours.

1963 Don Moir won the Branston Trophy, with Tam Daly 3rd.

1966 Tom Daly won the Leicester Minors Derby Trophy, runner up after a 4 man run-off was Arthur Price(Wolverhampton), 3rd Colin Wheeler (Southampton), 4th Wil Burns(Leicester), 5th Grant Warwick(Leicester).

1970 Jack Pinkerton came runner up in National Individual Final.

Team Honours.

1963/64/65/66/67/69 won Edinburgh & Lothian League Div 1.

In 1963 out of 22 league matches won 21 & drew one to Liberton Rebels(who were league runners-up) and in 1964 won all 14 matches, runners up being Granton Griffins, 3rd were Liberton Rebels. 1965 won all 16 league matches, with Granton Griffins runners up.

In 1963 also won the Knock put Cup, beating Liberton Rebels 68 - 49.

1964/1965 won the cup final, beating Granton Griffins on both occasions.

1966 National Team Champions, beating Offerton Devils 50 - 46 at Eastleigh Park, Southampton, Hants.

1966(June) Were beaten at home by Granton Griffins 47-49, this ending their unbeaten run of over 70 matches.

Riders

  • Bobby Adair
  • Dougie Bald
  • Jim Borge
  • Jimmy Cobain
  • John Cockburn
  • Tam Daly
  • Norman Douglas
  • Alan "Nalla" Forbes
  • David Hunter
  • Roy Lindsay
  • Don Moir(capt)
  • Gavin Montgomery
  • John Murphy
  • Jackie Pinkerton
  • David Scougall
  • John Tait
  • .... Walsh
  • .... Watt
  • Gordon Whitehead