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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Suffolk: Ipswich Monarchs

About the team

Track was in Hayman Road, Ipswich, not far from the existing BMX Track.

Track taken over by Ipswich Vampires.

Team Manager: Denis Rayner.

Results:

1953: Ipswich Monarchs 28 - Claydon Greyhounds 56.

2nd Sept 1953: Claydon Greyhounds 52 - Ipswich Monarchs 32.

13th Sept 1954: Claydon Greyhounds 53 - Ipswich Monarchs 31.

24th Oct 1954: Ipswich Monarchs 35 - Claydon Greyhounds 48.

Racing Results1955(League Div 1).

Home.                                                                 Away.

Melton Meteors.             46 - 35(won).           41 - 42(won).

Felixstowe Flyers.          47 - 37(won).           41 - 42(won).

Ipswich Vampires.          32 - 50(lost).            51 - 31(lost).

Kesgrave Panthers.      47 - 37(won).           49.5 - 34.5(lost). 

Woodbridge Wildcats.   53 - 31(won).           41 - 42(won).

Trimley Tigers.              43 - 40(won).           48 - 35(lost).

Blaxhall Bandits.           64 - 20(won).            26 - 60(won).

National Trophy(1st Round).

Kesgrave Panthers.      60 - 36(won).            50 - 46(lost).

Won on aggregate 106 - 86.

National Trophy(2nd Round).

Melton Meteors.           47.5 - 48.5(lost).       62.5 - 34.5(lost).

Lost on aggregate 82 - 111.

Riders

  • John "Max" Bacon
  • John Boar
  • Jimmy Cocker
  • Brian Holland
  • Ronnie Markwell
  • Denis Rayner
  • P. Sharman
  • P. Smith
  • Terry Smith
  • Michael Tarrant
  • G. Tovell