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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Oxfordshire: Drayton St Leonard 'Vampires'

About the team

1st Track was in Ford Lane, Drayton St Leonards

Built late Summer 1949 on a piece of land kindly donated by a Mr Tidmarsh.

2ndTrack in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Raced in the South Oxfordshire League early 1950s.

Returned to 1st track in 1956.

Mr Tidmarsh constructed a floodlighting system. power coming from a generator in his garage.

Team Manager: Mr Cecil Waldner(1956).

Club Secretary: Mr Ted Harris(1956).

Raced in the Oxford League 1961/2.

Joined the B.C.S.F. in 1963, left prior to 1964 season, rejoining NACSA.

Club Manager: W. Lines, 3 The College, Drayton St Leonards, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.

Club Steward: Malcolm Tidmarsh.

Team Manager: Tony Yates(1961/62).

Club Secretary: A.B. Yates, 4 Stadhampton Road, Drayton St Leonards, Oxon(1962).

Club Manager: Ken Worlock(1963).

Club Secretary: Richard 'Butch' Christian, Bear Cottage, Stadhampton, Oxford(1964).

Team Manager: Nigel Sellar(1964).

Match Result 1957: Drayton St Leonards Vampires 65 - Henley Hawks 31.

Individual Honours.

1951 Tony Yates(13) won the Oxfordshire Senior Individual at Baskerville Hounds Track, runner up was Brian Shepherd(12) from Wheatley Saints.


  • Colin Allum
  • .... Bonham
  • .... Brown
  • Eric Buckingham
  • Glyn Bullock
  • Dave Collins
  • Richard Creigh(capt)
  • Mick Elliott
  • B. Fenn
  • .... Filer
  • P. Fisher
  • Roger Fortune
  • Les Fruin
  • Des Hooper
  • Graham Howard
  • Gerry Lee
  • Martin Lewis
  • Jack Lines
  • Jim McMinn
  • Ken McMinn
  • Bob Martin
  • Dave "Taffy" Morris
  • David Newall
  • Bernie Newman
  • H. Newman
  • Dave "Farmer" Rusher
  • Nigel Sellars
  • Barry Shapley(1963)
  • Terry Skinner
  • Dave Tanner
  • Johnny Thomas
  • Fred Tidmarsh
  • Malcolm Tidmarsh
  • Mick Vernam
  • Peter Wilkinson(vice capt)
  • Ken Worlock
  • Tony Yeates(capt)