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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Wiltshire: Swindon Eagles

About the team

Originally named Eastward Eagles.

Team originated at Hungerford, calling themselves Swindon.

Raced in the Wiltshire League 1950s.

Raced in the Swindon & Wiltshire League 1950s/60s.

Raced in the Southern league 1963/64.

Club Secretary: R. Morse, 18 Poplar Avenue, Swindon, Wilts(1960s).

Moved to the Oasis Centre, Swindon in the late 70s.

Team Honours.

1959 National Junior Team Champions, beating Tatnum Tigers(Dorset) 31 - 23 in the first ever National Junior Team Championship at Whitley, Warks.

Individual Honours.

1958 Frank Garlic topped the Wiltshire Junior League Averages.

1958 Frank Garlic won the Wiltshire Junior Individual, runner-up Gordon Chesterman(Brinkworth).

1959 Frank Garlic(15) won the Wiltshire Junior Individual, runner-up Mike Richards(13) after a run-off with Hudd.

1962 Mike Richards(13) won British Individual Championship at War Memorial Ground, Hungerford, runner up Vic Hinchliffe(13) Offerton, 3rd Dave Butcher(12) Shirley.

Speedway Riders.

Martin Hewlett rode for Exeter.

Alun Rossiter rode for Swindon - Poole and Weymouth.

Riders

  • Alan Attoe(1970s)
  • .... Beltcher
  • Paul Cook(1970s)
  • Shaun Crawford(1970s)
  • M. Froud
  • J. Gallagher(1970s)
  • Frank Garlick
  • Freddie Gilbert
  • .... Hancock
  • Steve Harrison(1970s)
  • Derek Hemmett(1970s)
  • Bob Henshall
  • Martin Hewlett
  • Andy Hill
  • 'Kipper' Johnson(1959-65)
  • Pete King
  • S. Lillywhite(1970s)
  • Paul Lloyd(1959-65)
  • Johnny McGill
  • 'Goog' Mercer
  • Karl Mohamed(1970s)
  • R. Morse
  • Robin Morse(1959-65)
  • Bob Merrett
  • Colin Mustoe
  • Mick Page(1970s)
  • Dave Pell
  • Wally Poynter
  • Jeff Rawlings
  • Mike Richards
  • .... Rivers
  • Alun Rossiter
  • Phil Rudman(1970s)
  • Tony Rudman(1970s)
  • Vic Rudman(1970s)
  • Mark Scott(1959-65)
  • .... Scutts
  • Phil Speck(1970s)
  • Graham Swan
  • Roy Talmage(1970s)
  • 'Spud' Taylor(1959-65)
  • Bob Thomas
  • Ivan Thomas
  • P. Thomas
  • Malcolm Wilcox(1959-65)
  • Bill Wills(1970s)

1980s.

  • Mike Ford
  • Daniel Harper(1995)
  • Steve Harris(1985)
  • Chris Harrison(2003)
  • Craig Nash
  • Vic Rudman