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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

London East: Newham Hammers

About the team

Started up towards the end of the 1965 season when East Ham Stars closed down.

Track was at Little Ilford Park, Church Road, Manor Park, London E12.

Club Secretary: Mr W. Brown, (1965)

Club Secretary: A.E. Stevens, 232 Clements Road, East Ham, Newham, London E6(1966).

Team Manager: Mr A. Stevens.

The Newham Hammers track deteriorated so badly that the last season(1971) all home meetings were ridden on the Whipps Cross Comets track at Temple Mills Lane, now the site of the new Olympic Stadium.

Raced in the Home Counties League 1965/69(Div 2).

Team disbanded in 1972.

However, racing did take place again after 1972, with the East London Monarchs moving there from Bow, the last season being 1986, before the track disappeared under the A406.

Rider News.

1967 Vic Duffy, ex Welling Wings, East Ham & Newham rider announces his retirement from the sport at the end of the season.

Team Honours.

1967 East London League Champions, unbeaten throughout.

1968 Home Counties Division 2 Champions.

1968 Home Counties Division 2 KO Cup winners.

1968 Home Counties Senior KO Cup Runners Up.

1968 British Junior Team Championship Runners Up to Offerton at Hungerford.

1968 Team only lost two league matches during the whole of the season.

1970 Home Counties Division 1 Champions.

1970 Team only lost one league match during the whole of 1970, this being against Uxbridge Pirates.

Individual Honours.

1968 Ray Blackburn came 3rd in British Junior Individual at Hungerford.

1968 Ray Blackburn won Home Counties Junior Individual at Hackney, Runner Up was Steve Brownsell, and 3rd was Les Mitchell.

1969 Mickey Fenn(11) came 3rd in Home Counties League Senior Individual Final at Epping after run off with J. Grant(Uxbridge).

1969 Ray James(13) came 3rd in Home Counties League Junior Individual Final at Epping after run off with Steve Bloxham(13) & John Fromant(13) both from Hawbush.

Riders

 

1950s + 1960s.

  • L. Barker
  • David Bond
  • Steve Brownsell
  • Peter Davis
  • A. Dennis
  • Jack Downey
  • Vic Duffy
  • M. Featherstone
  • Micky Fenn
  • Brian Hansell
  • George Hennessey
  • S. Hibben
  • Charlie Hunt
  • Chris Hunt
  • Keith Jago
  • Charlie Morris
  • .... Skipper
  • Ted Stevens
  • Dave Stitchman
  • Dave Tulloch
  • Colin Wheeler

1967 - 1971.

  • B. Ansell
  • Ray Blackburn
  • David Bond
  • Dennis Bradford
  • Paul Brand
  • Steve Brownsell(capt)
  • .... Craven
  • Reg Davidson
  • Peter Davis
  • Jason Dudley
  • Vic Duffy
  • Robert Ellam
  • Micky Fenn
  • Martin Freeborn
  • Dick Gansbuehler
  • Ron Goldsbrough
  • Dave Heales
  • Steve Hibben
  • Charlie Hunt
  • Stuart Jago
  • Ray James
  • A Kahoney
  • D. Lang
  • Ken Lewington
  • Pete McQueen
  • R. Middleton
  • Les Mitchell
  • Charlie Morris
  • J. Reece
  • Ray Reece
  • Malcolm Reed
  • Martin Shaw
  • Neil Smith
  • Ted Stevens
  • Dave Stitchman
  • J. Strong
  • S. Thompson
  • Dave Tulloch
  • Alan Wilsonham
  • Chris Window
  • Steve Window
  • Terry Wisbey