Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages
Suffolk: Needham Market Robins
About the team
Track was by the Railway Station on land known as the "Camping Land", adjacent to the Gas Works.
Raced in the Gipping Valley League(1940s/50s).
Club Manager: Les Smith.
Team sponsored by Bigmore's Cycle Shop in Needham Market High Street, where the lads used to congregate in the evenings.
"Wally" Bigmore maintained all the bikes, with many a bent and buckled wheel worked on well into the twilight hours.
Club raced for the Walter "Wally" Bigmore Trophy, which was always presented by Mrs Beatrice "Tiny" Bigmore.
1952: Claydon Stars 70 - Needham Market Robins 26.
1952: Needham Market Robins 52 - Claydon Stars 43.
1952: Claydon Stars 57 - Needham Market Robins 39.
1953: Claydon Greyhounds 69 - Needham Market Robins 26(Flood Relief Challenge Match).
1953 18th Oct: Clayden Greyhounds 49 - Needham Market Robins 45(Battle of Britain Trophy 1st leg).
1953 25th Oct: Needham Market Robins 49 - Claydon Greyhounds 47(B of B Trophy 2nd leg).
1954 7th May: Claydon Greyhounds 46 - Needham Market Robins 38.
1954 5th Aug: Needham Market Robins 32 - Claydon Greyhounds 52.
- Donny Adams
- Ronnie Coleman
- Roy Cooper
- Clive Cutting
- Cyril Durrant
- Sid Durrant
- David Hughes
- Shorty Keeble
- Roy "Pussy" Overton
- Roy Peck
- Les Smith
- John Squirrel
- Paul Squirrel
- John Todd
- Michael Wolton