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Hampshire: Southampton Vikings

About the team

Track was on Monksbrook Playing Fields, Stoneham Lane, Swaythling, Southampton.

Club Secretary: G. Davies, 6 Lucombe Place, Shirley, Southampton, Hants.

Club Secretary: D.L. Mills, 38 Woodmill Lane, Bitterne Park, Southampton(1966).

Club Secretary: D. Mills, 82 Dover Street, Southampton.

Club Secretary: Mrs M. Tanner, 60 Earl's Road, Bevois Valley, Southampton(1964).

Club Steward: Gordon Davies(1962).

Team Manager: Ted Mills.

Assistant Manager: Dave Mills.

Raced in the Southern League 1963/64.

Raced in the Home Counties League 1964 onwards(Div 1).

Built their 3rd new track in 1965, having lost the two previous ones to development.

Raced in the Southampton District League 1965.

Individual Honours.

1964 Colin Wheeler(14) won The Brian Biggs Memorial Trophy, runner-up was Clive Hurrell(13) of Hellesdon Lions, 3rd Derek Garnett(11) of Offerton Devils.

1965 Rod Mills(15) won the Home Counties League Individual Championship at Wembley. Runner up was Graham Fletcher(14) of Uxbridge, 3rd John Mills(12) of Southampton.

1966 Rod Mills won the Home Counties League Individual Championship at Uxbridge. Runner-up was Austin Horrex(Estuary), 3rd Chris Hunt(Uxbridge).

1966 Bob Wyatt won the City & County Trophy at Bristol, runner-up Dave Butcher, 3rd Ray Foy(South London).

1967 Bob Wyatt won the City & County Trophy at Bristol, runner-up Ivor Walsh(Birmingham), 3rd Ken Dare(South London).

1967 Rod Mills(with a faultless 15 point max) won the British Individual Championship at Brookside Road, Gatley, Cheadle, Cheshire. Runner-up was John Watchman(12) Openshaw, 3rd was Chris Gooch(9) Estuary, after a run-off with Vic Hinchliffe(offerton) & John Hocking(Southampton).

1967 Rod Mills won the Pride of the South at Bournemouth, runner-up Dave Butcher, 3rd Colin Wheeler.

Team Honours.

1958 won the Hampshire League Title.

1960 National Junior Team Champions, beating Claydon Greyhounds (Suffolk) 52 - 20 at Hungerford, Berks.

1960 won the Senior and Junior Southampton KO Cup.

1960 won the Southampton Junior League.

1961 National Junior Team Champions, beating Whipps Cross Comets (Essex) 45 - 27 at Uxbridge, Middlesex.

1965 won the treble of the Home Counties First Division, Home Counties First Division Knock Out Cup, and the Home Counties Knock Out Cup, all this being in their first season of entry.

1966 Home Counties Div 1 Champions, runners up Eastuary Eagles.

1966 Home Counties Knock Out Cup Champions, beating Estuary Eagles in the Final.

1966 won the Wootton Trophy, beating Southampton Saints by an overall score of 103.5 - 87.5.

1967 National Senior Team Champions, beating Uxbridge Pirates 51 - 41 at Carrswood, Cheshire. Rod Mills, for the second time in two days, scored a faultless 15 point max.

1967 Home Counties League Div 1 Champions, runners-up Uxbridge Pirates, 3rd Estuary Eagles.

Club Honours.

The 1966 British Senior Individual Final was held at Monksbrook Playing Field. The Referee was Mr Glyn Brimson(Surrey). The winner was Chris Gooch(Estuary-Essex) with 12 points, runner-up was Rod Mills(Southampton) after a run-off with Bill Savage((Warwick), both riders having scored 11 points. Other scorers: John Hocking(Southampton) 10, Mick Price(Wolverhampton) 9, Vic Hinchliffe(Offerton) 9, Derek Garnett(Offerton) 8, Chris Hunt(Uxbridge) 8, Vic Haines(Hackney) 7, Roger Ellis(Wednesfield) 6, Jack Pinkerton(Sighthill) 6, Ken Taylor(Blackley) 4, Vinny Marsland(Gorton) 4, Arthur Price(Wolverhampton) 3, Dave McCue(Wilmslow) 3, Tam Daly(Sighthill) 2.

The 1966 British Under 18 Individual Final was held at Monksbrook Playing Field. The Referee was Mr Ted Mills(Hampshire). The winner was Glen Jenkinson(Warwick) after a run-off with Keith Burton(Southampton), both riders having scored 12 points. 3rd was John Grant(Uxbridge) after a run-off with Ray Clarke(Uxbridge), both riders having scored 11 points. Other scorers: Mick Hosier(Morden) 9, Graham Doubleday(Whoberley) 9, Andrew Cox(Carrs Wood) 9, Dave McMullen(Blackley) 8, Chris Taylor(Gorton) 6, Tom Colclough(Shelton) 6, Pete Wardell(Hackney) 6, Phil Lissaman(Earlsdon) 5, John Pixton(Blackley) 5, Dave Barber(Carrs Wood) 5, Vic McGuire(Southampton) res 5, Mike Berry(Blackley) 1, Alan Warrender(Blackley) 0.  


  • Pete Barnes
  • Bob Barrow
  • B. Bowers
  • Keith Bowers
  • T. Bunday
  • Keith Burton
  • Dave Butcher
  • G. Collins
  • Vic Collins
  • Derek Cooper
  • Brian Cottrell
  • Chris Creighton
  • Malcolm Dean
  • Denny Dennis
  • W. Edmonds
  • T. Frampton
  • Mike Freeborn
  • N. Griffiths
  • .... Harvey
  • R. Haylock
  • John Hocking
  • Dave Hughes
  • John Jennings
  • Vic McGuire
  • Brian Makepeace
  • E. Mills
  • G. Mills
  • John Mills(capt)
  • Rod Mills
  • B. Palmer
  • Tom Phillips
  • J. Randle
  • Ernie Randall
  • .... Reed
  • .... Reeves
  • Pete Robinson
  • D. Skeans
  • Ron Soach
  • Lawrie Thorpe
  • .... Treborn
  • Mick Vernam
  • Vic Vernam
  • Colin Wheeler
  • Bob Wyatt
  • Pete Yates