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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Hampshire: Shirley Bombers

About the team

Team based in Southampton.

Team Manager: Pat Daley(1953-59).

Raced in the 'Pirate' Southampton & District League 1962/63.

Raced in the Southern League 1963.

Club Secretary: Dave Tanner, 32 Redcar Street, Southampton(1960s).

Individual Honours.

1960 Senior Individual Champion Dave Butcher.

1960 Junior Individual Champion R. Forfitt.

1960 Senior Best Pairs Champions Dave Butcher & Dave Tanner.

1960 Junior Best Pairs Champions R. Alpin & C. Stilwell.

1962 Dave Butcher won the "Autumn Grand Prix" at Drayton St Leonards.

1962 Dave Butcher came 3rd in National Individual Final.

1962 Kerry Hawkesworth(15) won the National Junior Championship at Hungerford. Runner up was Pete Bury(11) from Cheshire, 3rd was Johnny White(10), after a run-off with A. Whatley(Surrey) and Ernie Randle(Hants).

Team Honours.

1960 Senior Southampton League Champions.

Riders

  • R. Alpin
  • Kenny Angel
  • .... Baker
  • .... Barnes
  • .... Birkett
  • B. Butcher
  • Dave Butcher
  • .... Charlton
  • A. Cole
  • B. Cole
  • Pat Daley
  • Colin Dunford
  • R. Forfitt
  • Terry Francis
  • .... Gardner
  • J. Hawkins
  • Kerry Hawksworth
  • Brian Hooper
  • Mike 'Kim' Kimber
  • .... King
  • B. Lawes
  • Gary McCormick
  • .... Marsh
  • D. Muller
  • .... Quarrell
  • Ernie Randle
  • J. Rogers
  • Terry Rogers
  • G. Slade
  • D. Smith
  • I. Stagg
  • Jim Stagg(capt)
  • Colin Stillwell
  • Keith Stillwell
  • .... Sutton
  • Dave Tanner
  • .... Trodd
  • Mick Vernam
  • Colin Wheeler
  • Johnny White
  • L. White
  • .... Whitell
  • Derek Wilson
  • D. Winter
  • L. Winter
  • Dave 'Bomber' Wood
  • P. Wood
  • R. Wyatt