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Cheshire: Wilmslow Hammers

About the team

Track was in Newgate Lane, Lindow Common, off Altrincham Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Track surface was earth, Length 76yds, Grade 2.

Club Secretary: D. Street, 3C Park Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Club Secretary: J.D. Mottershead, 46 Nursery Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire(1960s).

Club Colours: White crossed Hammers on Light Blue Background.

Raced in the Manchester, Stockport & District League 1950s/60s(Div 1 & 2). Also raced in the Junior League.

Juniors raced in the Manchester Winter Satellite League 1963/64.

Individual Honours.

1958 Vic Hinchcliffe(13) of Wilmslow Hammers won the Lindale(Yorkshire) Grand Prix after a run-off with Arthur Bailey of Carrswood Hunters. 3rd was Brian Moston(12) also Carrswood, and 4th was Trevor Ashton(10) of Lindale.

1958 Vic Hinchliffe represented England.

1959 both Vic Hinchliffe & Derek Garnett represented England against Scotland.

1959 Vic Hinchliffe(15) won the Stockport Individual Championship, runner up Derek Garnett(13), 3rd D. Reid(12).

1959/60 Vic Hinchliffe won the Manchester Individual Championship.

1960 Derek Garnett won the Cheshire Individual Championship.

1960 Vic Hinchliffe won the Berkshire Grand Prix.

1960 Vic Hinchcliffe(14) won the Northern Senior Individual at Openshaw. Runner up was Vinny Marsland.

1960 both Derek Garnett & Vic Hinchliffe were World Finalists.

Team Honours.

1959 National Senior Team Champions, beating East Ham Wolves (E/London) 49 - 46 at Hungerford, Berks.

1962 won the Machester League Div 2, runners up Chorlton.

Riders

  • H. Bainbride
  • J. Ball
  • D. Beacon
  • Moss Bevin
  • P. Boyce
  • .... Brecknell
  • G. Connah
  • P. Cox
  • Larry Davenport
  • P. Edmunds
  • Dave Foster
  • Derek Garnett(capt)
  • Pete Groom
  • Joe Hatton
  • .... Hewitt
  • Vic Hinchliffe(capt)
  • .... Hollins
  • J. Hopley
  • W. Howard
  • T. Jones
  • M. Lees
  • A. Leigh
  • Adrian Lewis
  • M. Lewis
  • Peter Lomas
  • Tony Lomas
  • Dave McCue
  • Mike McDonald
  • Phillip Moore
  • Johnny Mottershead
  • Brian Murphy
  • K. Norbury
  • R. Owens
  • M. Page
  • .... Parsons
  • Pete Rollason
  • P. Smith
  • Ken Taylor
  • K. Tinsley
  • .... Wansborough
  • A. Willcocks
  • A. Woods
  • .... Worthington
  • .... Wright