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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Essex: Thurrock Stars

About the team

Team formed in 1958, raced in the Essex League.

Track was in the Charrington Playing Fields at Tilbury.

Club Chairman: Mr R. Rayner(1961).

Club Manager: Mr Len Busby(1961).

Club Secretary: Mr R.J "Bluey" Waterson, 91 Brennan Road, Tilbury, Essex.

Club Treasurer: Mr D.H. Smith.

Club Secretary: George Siddons.

Club Press Officer: S.A. Leeds.

Affiliated to the British Cycle Speedway Federation.

Raced in the British League.

Individual Honours.

1960 Alan Rayner(15) won the Holland Cup at Thurrock, runner up was Derek Gray, 3rd Alan Wood, 4th 'Bluey' Waterson.

1960 Alan Rayner(15) won the Essex Individual Championship at Estuary. Vic Duffy won a run-off for 2nd place with Pat Wilkins, after they tied on 13 points apiece.

Riders

  • Alfie Bass
  • Barry Benton
  • John Blatch
  • .... Bronze
  • .... Buckley
  • Len Busby
  • Peter Bush
  • Dick Coker(capt)
  • .... Curtis
  • Colin Gibbs(capt)
  • Bernard Gill
  • William Gill
  • Derek Gray
  • Richard Gray
  • P. Hammond
  • .... Hart
  • Peter Hudson
  • Paddy Hunt
  • Stan Leeds
  • Ted Lloyd
  • .... Lockwood
  • .... Maynor
  • .... Pizzey
  • Glen Pugh
  • Alan 'Stan' Rayner(capt)
  • Alan Ryan
  • Terry Russell
  • .... Sharp
  • George Siddons
  • Dennis Smith
  • I. Taylor
  • Mo Taylor
  • Mike Trangmar
  • Rob "Bluey" Waterson
  • .... Webster
  • .... Weeks
  • Alan Wood
  • .... Woolley