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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Sussex East: Brighton Scorchers

About the team

Team was formed in December 1957 - eventually closed in 1962.

Track was in Upper Kingston Lane, Southwick, Sussex(Nr Brighton).

Size of track was 92yds long, with a black ash surface.

Set up first Southern Counties League in 1958, accepted into BCSF, and gained entry into BCSF Gold Cup in 1960.

Club Chairman: Mr J. Patterson.

Club Secretary: D. Goddard, 34 Egmont Road, Hove 4.

Club Secretary: D.R. Goddard, 6 North Street, Portslade, Brighton, Sussex(1960s).

Press Secretary: Brian Makepeace.

Team Manager: P. Brazier.

Individual Honours.

1958 Del Goddard(15) won the Southern Counties Individual Championship, John Humphrey(13) Worthing 'B' was runner-up, M. Court(12) Worthing 'A' was 3rd.

Riders

  • B. Ball
  • Derek Banks
  • .... Bashford
  • Dave Beavis
  • Roger Brazier
  • .... Brennan
  • K. Channon
  • Mick Court
  • Clive Elmer
  • Laurie Etheridge
  • Mick Fish
  • Gary Francis
  • Ronnie Gleese
  • Del Goddard
  • T. Grant
  • Brian Gregory
  • Norman Hedges
  • Ron Holvey
  • Alan Knights
  • B. Lee
  • Brian Makepeace(capt)
  • Alfie Marsh
  • Mick Martin
  • .... Masser
  • John Myles
  • Dan Nicholls
  • Ray "Olly" Oram
  • Jake 'Jako' Patterson
  • Johnnie Patterson
  • Pat Paterson
  • Dave Peacock
  • Barry Pemberton
  • Pete Pemberton
  • Alby Reynolds
  • Ron Souch
  • Dave Stephenson
  • .... Tilman
  • Vernon Tinson