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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Norfolk: Spixworth Comets

About the team

Track on Playing Fields, Crostwick Lane, Spixworth.

Track Dimensions: 85yards x 16ft, cinder surface, and steeply banked(1978).

Club Colours: Yellow shirts, Blue trousers.

1970 New track opened by Trevor Hedge, a former Norfolk Champion now riding Speedway for Wimbledon. He was accompanied by his team mate Reg Luckhurst. The cost of materials for the track came to over £300.

Club Secretary: Gerry Abel, 18 Havelock Road, Norwich(1966).

Club Secretary/Manager: Mike Coleman, 59 Buxton Road, Spixworth, Norfolk(1960s).

Club Secretary: Roy Chapman, 62 Blue Boar Lane, Sprowston, Norwich(1978).

Club Manager: Paul Baxter(1978).

Club Treasurer: Andy Hardy(1978).

Raced in the North East Norfolk League 1963(finished 3rd).

From the mid 80s competed in the British League South East.

Competed in the Norfolk & Suffolk League.

Individual Honours.

1974 Mike Parkins came 3rd in National Individual Final.

1975 Mike Parkins won the Alpha 2 Trophy at Great Wakering.

Team Honours.

1976 East Anglian League Champions, being unbeaten on 32 points, runners up Norwich Stars on 27 points, 3rd Trimley Tigers on 25 points.

Riders

  • Gerry Abel
  • N. Baker
  • R. Bayton
  • P. Broom
  • P. Broughton
  • Roy Chapman
  • Mike Coleman
  • Huby Cullingford
  • Harry Curtis
  • .... Fox
  • .... Fox
  • Lew Davy
  • Ron Hammond
  • Frank Haward
  • Dave Hinsley
  • Mike Hinton
  • Dennis Howard
  • Peter Howard
  • Ray Ives
  • John Leaman
  • S. McKenzie
  • Raymond Minns
  • Andy Slaughter
  • Harry Thrower
  • John Tinner
  • David Whitham
  • Dennis Willgress
  • Reg Willgress
  • John Woodcock

1970s.

  • Paul Baxter
  • Roy Chapman
  • Steve Clarke
  • Geoff Cumbers
  • Shaun Cumbers
  • Steve Cumbers
  • A. Dickerson
  • Andy Dixon
  • John Elwin
  • Stuart Evans
  • Andy "Jim" Hardy
  • John Leamon
  • Stuart Lusher
  • Paul Medler
  • Peter Neave
  • Mike Parkins
  • Roger Parkins
  • Peter Pease
  • John Rhodes
  • Paul Rhodes
  • Jimmy Rix
  • Andy Slaughter
  • John Steward
  • Barry Stone
  • Billy Whitehouse
  • David Whitham
  • Trevor Williams
  • Dave Woodcock

1980s +.

  • Kevin Chapman
  • Roy Chapman
  • Calton Clarke
  • Danny Cotgrove
  • Andrew Cumbers
  • Phil Howells(1988)
  • Karl Shephard
  • Matthew Sillis