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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Suffolk: Brandon Scorpions

About the team

The track was on Brandon Playing Fields in Church Road, Brandon.

Track Dimensions: 100yards x 18ft, red shale surface.

Club Colours: Green.

Club Secretary: George Bridge, 34 Queensway, Thetford, Norfolk(1977).

Club Secretary: Kevin Tyrrell, 4 St Thomas's Road, Cambridge(1978).

In 1974, due to the split between East Anglia & Suffolk, there were two Suffolk Individual Champions, plus two Suffolk Team Champions, as both Brandon and Woodbridge preferred to stay under the jurisdiction of East Anglian control.

Individual Honours.

1969 Chris Gooch won the Perseverance Shield at Spixworth.

1970 Chris Gooch won the Perseverance Shield at Spixworth with a 15 point max. Runner up on 13 points was John Leamon (Spixworth) with Merv Cooper(Kesgrave) in third spot after a run-off with Paul Medler(Marsham), both riders having scored 12.

1974 East Anglian Suffolk Ind Champion: Steve Rix(Brandon). Runner-up Merv Cooper(Woodbridge), and third Richie Bennett(Brandon).

Team Honours.

1974 East Anglian Suffolk Team Champions: Brandon Scorpions. 

Riders

1970s.

  • Tim Aymes
  • Kevin Banyard
  • Kevin Bennett
  • Richie Bennett
  • Peter Blackmore
  • Martin Bridges
  • Tony Byrne
  • Clive Carrington
  • John Chalk
  • N. Clark
  • Andy Coleman
  • M. Denney
  • Andrew Dennis
  • R. Dunbavin
  • Robbie Enefer
  • Steve Enefer
  • M. Godbold
  • Richie Godbold
  • Rob Godbold
  • T. Godbold
  • G. Greenaway
  • D. Harrison
  • Malc Holmes
  • Gary Houghton
  • Andrew Hunt
  • D. Hunt
  • Robert Jaggard
  • G. Keeley
  • Michael Killingworth
  • Tony King
  • N. Laffling
  • Mick Marriott
  • Alan Marshall
  • Craig Marshall
  • Clive Mayhew
  • Ray Mennall
  • Robin Morter
  • Dylan Newman
  • Simon Newman
  • John Nunn
  • Andy Poulson
  • Steve Rix
  • Steve Smith
  • Mick Squires
  • Peter Squires
  • Kevin Tyrell(capt)
  • Ian Warriner(1972)
  • A. Webb
  • Pete Wheelan
  • Rod Witham