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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Yorkshire South: Ecclesfield Kings

About the team

Original track was off Green Lane, Ecclesfield. The track was built on land owned by a Commercial organisation(probably a refinery), and without permission.

2nd track was on Foxhill Field, in Foxhill Crescent, next to the Fox Public House.

Shared this track with Wadsley Lions after the loss of the Ecclesfield track.

Track Dimensions: 90yards x 5.5yards, red shale surface.

Club Colours: Black/White striped shirt, Blue Body Colour with Yellow "Crown".

Club Secretary: Miss J. Lodge, 44 Norris Road, Sheffield 6.

Club Manager: Mr R. Simpson.

Raced in the Sheffield League 1973.

Interesting Facts.

Paul O'Malley's son is the Bass Guitarist in the Arctic Monkeys.

Riders

1970s.

  • Neil Bailey
  • Mick "Beddy" Bedford
  • Ian Bennett
  • Chris Cottingham
  • Jeff Curley
  • Merv "Swervin Mervin" Dunn
  • Neil Edwards
  • Glen Gallagher
  • Glen Galloway
  • Sean Gartland
  • Dave Hackett
  • Keith "Ivan" Haywood
  • John "Ocky" Hodkin
  • Glenn Holloway
  • Kevin Howe
  • Steve Johnson
  • Rob Knight
  • John "Florrie" Lindley
  • Peter Marriott
  • Kevin Marsden
  • Mick Marsh
  • Paul O'Malley
  • Andrew Pulfrey
  • Dave "Robbo" Robinson
  • Richard Simmerson
  • Glyn Stringer
  • John "Syco" Sykes
  • Jamie Young