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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Middlesex: South Harrow Greyhounds

About the team

Track was in Field End Road,near junction to Eastcote Lane, South Harrow(quite close to the Ingersol Factory).

Raced in the Harrow League.

Later raced in the Wembley League(late 1940s/50s).

Raced in the First Round of the "World" Cup in 1949 against Stockwell Aces(London South West). Score unknown, although Len Dean scored 12 points.

Club Secretary: R. Dean(father of Len "Dixie" Dean), 42 Stuart Avenue, Eastcote Lane, South Harrow.

Facts.

In 1949 South Harrow had a cinder track with a first class starting gate and loudspeaker system, with good crowds & management. Track was chosen for the Wembley v Coventry Test Match.

Riders

  • Len "Dixie" Dean
  • Peter Dickenson
  • Maurice Fernival
  • Richard "Dick" Guildford
  • Ron Laplanche
  • Fred Lewin
  • Peter Parker
  • Bill Punter
  • Gordon Snelson
  • Roy Snelson
  • Berny Thomas(capt)
  • Ken Wakerley
  • Tex Wallis
  • Keith Williams