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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

London North West: Wembley All-Stars

About the team

Raced at The 'Paddocks', then moving to Wormwood Scrubs after losing this track, before finally moving to the Welsh Harp Lake, Hendon.

The team was an amalgamation of Roxeth Rockets, and the Wembley All Stars who raced at the Paddocks Track in Wembley, these two later being joined by Hendon Cobras.

Raced in the North West Middlesex League.

Team Colours were White with the name 'Wembley' in red.

Team Manager/Secretary: Vic Merner, 156 Roxeth Green Avenue, South Harrow, Middlesex(1950s).

Team Manager: Keith Bristow(1960s).

Club Organiser: Fred Tomms.

Changed name to Hendon All Stars in 1961.

Individual Honours.

1956 Dixie Dean came runner up in National Individual final.

1957 Norman Hunter won the Middlesex Individual Championship.

1958 Dixie Dean(13) came runner up in first World Individual Championsip in Hilversum, Holland. The winner was Martin Van de Brakel(15)(Holland), and 3rd was Pete Blackwell(13)(Kingstanding).

1958 Keith Bristow & Dixie Davies won the Middlesex Best Pairs, runners up were Reg Squires and Pete Page of Tolworth Tudors, 3rd was Dixie Dean and Alex Fraser.

1959 Billy Rankmore(14) won the Middlesex NACSA Individual Champs, after a run-off with Bill Punter. Fred Bouttell(13) was 3rd. 

Team Honours.

1954 won the Middlesex County Team Championship.

1959 Middlesex NACSA Team Champions, beating Wembley Hawks on aggregate 98-94.

Speedway Riders.

Alan Cowland rode for Exeter - Wolverhampton - Wimbledon -  Newport - Hull -  Workington -  Peterborough - Leicester and Mildenhall.

Norman Hunter rode for West Ham - Leicester - Hackney - Swindon and Wolverhampton.

Tony Clarke rode for West Ham - Wembley - Wimbledon and Newport.

Doug Smith rode for Southampton.

Riders

  • Stan Baldock
  • Ken Bell
  • Fred Bouttell
  • Keith Bristow
  • Colin Brown
  • Brian Carter
  • Tony Clarke
  • Barry Cornell
  • Alan Cowland
  • .... Davis
  • Dixie Dean(capt)
  • Brian Devereux
  • Roger Dewhirst
  • Barry Edwards
  • Brian "Taffy" Evans
  • Alec Fraser
  • Roy Fraser
  • Roy Fulford
  • Bill Gadsby(1954-56)
  • Den Green
  • K. Hamilton
  • Peter Harris
  • J. Hennesey
  • Eddie Hill
  • .... Holland
  • Ray Howard
  • Roy Humphries
  • Norman Hunter
  • .... Leeke
  • Eric Marshall
  • Vic Merner
  • Eddie Osbourne
  • Eric Osbourne
  • Jeff Pitt
  • Billy Rankmore
  • Pete Rhodes
  • Ray "Roy" Rogers
  • Sid Russell
  • .... Simmins
  • Freddie Smallwood
  • Doug "Dud" Smith
  • Peter Smith
  • R. Smith
  • T. Smith
  • Chris"Trigger" Tredidgo
  • Gerry Wallis
  • Ron Watters
  • Ken Wildman
  • Ted Winning
  • Dave Wright