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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Norfolk: Hethersett Hawks

About the team

Track on the War Memorial Playing Field, Park Drive, Hethersett.

Track Dimensions: 75yards x 20ft, red shale surface.

Club Colours: Blue race-jacket with White "H" and club name, Royal Blue shirts and socks, Black trousers.

First match April 19th 1966.

Club Secretary: Mel Perkins, 14 West Croft, Hethersett, Norfolk NOR 42X(1966).

Club Secretary: Mel Perkins, 9 Meadow Close, Hethersett, Norfolk, NR9 3DZ(1978).

Club Secretary: Mel Perkins MBE(2011).

Had new safety fence erected in June 2011, ready for the National Finals weekend in August.

Individual Honours.

1996 Nicky Bray won the British Under 16 Individual Championship at Thurrock with a 20 point max, runner up on 19 was Olly Martin(Great Blakenham), 3rd on 17 was Kris Barnes(Norwich).

Speedway Riders.

Andre Cross rode for Wimbledon - Sittingbourne and Mildenhall.

Riders

  • Graham Arfield
  • Martin Arfield
  • Calvin Brown
  • R. Brown
  • .... Burrett
  • L. Childerhouse
  • B. Daniels
  • D. O'Leary
  • A. Palmer
  • Mel Perkins(1966 +)
  • T. Poll
  • P. Riseborough
  • B. Yull
  • S. Yull

1970s +.

  • D. Abbott
  • P. Alcock
  • Dave Allen
  • Robert Anderson
  • Richard Aylmer
  • G. Bidiar
  • Nick Bray(1996)
  • K. Brown
  • Samantha Brown
  • Geoff Bulcock
  • Colin Chamberlain
  • T. Colbert
  • Andre Cross(1984)
  • Nicky Dack
  • Mike Denmark
  • Alan Edwards(capt)
  • Adrian Elvin
  • Ashley Elvin
  • Nigel Elvin
  • M. Elvin
  • Patrick "Paddy" Francis
  • R. Francis
  • Tim Grimes(1981)
  • Phil Howells
  • Steven Hubbard
  • Carl Knights
  • Chris Knight
  • Simon Legood
  • Andy Lemmon
  • Ian Limmer
  • Simon Martin
  • Glynn Morgan
  • Gary Parker
  • Mel Perkins MBE
  • P. Pettican
  • Ian Pritty
  • Graham Ringer
  • Mark Smith
  • Danny Stevenson
  • Nicky Stevenson
  • Simon Temperton
  • Shayne Whiting
  • Simon Whiting
  • Simon Wilcox

1990s.

  • Nicky Bray
  • R. Burke
  • J. Mills
  • D. Perkins
  • Mel Perkins
  • M. Walters
  • C. Watt
  • Simon Wilcox
  • P. Wilson
  • D. Yemm