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Lancashire: Chorlton Aces

About the team

Track was in Ryebank Road, Firswood, Stretford.

Raced in the Manchester & Stockport League.

Club Manager: Mr G. Ferneyhough.

Club Secretary: Mrs H. Howatt, 11 Belgrave Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester 21.


In 1949, Jack Pennington, along with his Northern counter-part Lew Grepp, were affectionately dubbed "the 'terrible twins' of the Manchester & District League". Jack's heavy scoring in both league and test matches made him a force to be reckoned with, and if ever there were a natural candidate for a 'Great Britain' Test Team selection, then Jack's name would most certainly be high on the list of probables.

Team Honours.

Chorlton Aces were beaten by Gem Pirates in the first National Team Championship held at the Empress Hall, London on the 26th October 1950. The score was 51 points to 45.

1950 Manchester & District League Winners.

1953 Lancashire League Champions.

Individual Honours.

1953 Jack Pennington was the Lancashire County Champion.

1953 Alan Pennington won the Manchester Grand Prix with a 15 point max, Ian Vintner(Kirby Kings, Leics) was runner up on 13 points, and Brian Moston(Carrs Wood) was 3rd. 

1954 Jack Pennington(15 max) won the British Individual Championship at Hayes End, Hayes, runner up Mick Crawley(13) Chobham, 3rd Malcolm Smith(12) Wroughton.

1954 Jack Pennington won the Lancashire individual Championship.


  • Ernie Armitt
  • E. Booth
  • Mike Boyle
  • K. Bullock
  • L. Lee
  • I. McGuire
  • Terry Maddocks
  • Tony Mann
  • Brian Morrison
  • Brian Moston
  • Alan Pennington
  • Jack Pennington
  • A. Smith
  • R. Squires
  • R. Turnbull
  • C. Walker
  • Brian Watson
  • Dave Williams
  • Brian Worthington