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  1. Nodlew

    1951 Queries

    I have a blank 26 April Long Eaton v Aldershot Juniors programme. Again I will check my programme collection next week.
  2. Nodlew

    1951 Queries

    The Birmingham Daily Gazette of 13 August 1951 stated that the challenge match between Long Eaton and Cradley Heath was cancelled due to the heavy rain. It went on to say that Torrential rain flooded Swindon’s track causing the postponement of the Third Division match against Wolverhampton. When I am back home next week, I will check my Long Eaton programmes for before and after the 11th to confirm this date.
  3. Nodlew

    Newcastle Diamonds 1997

    Hi I have scanned the Speedway Star 1997 Newcastle Track Review. It can be seen at: https://app.box.com/s/q27lkq4tafdgpczahwriuaqf9m7xdk88 Hopefully, the above link works for you.
  4. Nodlew

    1991 Results Queries

    From Speedway Star Track Reviews the results you have for Peterborough v Milton Keynes and Arena-Essex v Peterborough are correct. The Milton Keynes v Peterborough result on 27/08/1991 was 51-38 not 51-39 Stephen Davies 8, Mark Lyndon 8, Robbie Fuller 6 , Richard Hellsen 6, Kevin Jolly 6, Tim Hunter 4, Gary Tagg 0. The Peterborough v Arena-Essex result on 04/10/1991 was 43-47 not 47-43. The original result was 47-43, but a Speedway Control Board investigation into allegations that Panthers had tracked an ineligible rider against Arena-Essex - Ipswich loanee Craig Hyde - resulted in the Aussie's points being docked from Peterborough's total. Result amended to 43-47. The final for/ against race points totals for the Gold Cup south group taken from a final table in Speedway Star dated 29/06/1991 were as follows: Arena-Essex 441-454 Exeter 492-405 Hackney 418-476 Milton Keynes 445-455 Peterborough 483-408 Rye House 409-490
  5. Nodlew

    1987 Results Queries

    Hi Dave From Speedway Star I can advise as follows: 24/07 at Oxford Andy's Skolars 31 v Jan's Stars 19 v Tatum's Terrors 27 05/08 at Peterborough second semi final score when abandoned after heat 7 was Wimbledon 11 v Eastbourne 13 v Middlesbrough 9 v Peterborough 9 12/10 at Exeter South West Junior Championship won by Exeter's Peter Jeffery with 14 points with Swindon's Darren Knapman 2nd with 13 points and Poole's Brian Hussey third with 11 points 13/10 at Poole (Inter League Fours) Poole 11 v Ipswich 33 v Cradley Heath 34 v Hackney 18 25/10 at Ipswich GM/Trevor Hedge 16 Lap Classic was won by Jan Pedersen with overall 26 points with Jeremy Doncaster second on 22 points and Paul Thorp third on 21 points. 30/10 at Peterborough Hexagon Trophy was won by Les Collins with 13 points with Ray Morton second on 12 points and Ian Barney third on 12 points (following run-off) 01/11 at Rye House Autumn Triangle 2nd leg Rye House 37 v Arena Essex 32 v Hackney 39 06/11 at Hackney Autumn Triangle 3rd leg Hackney 44 v Arena Essex 32 v Rye House 32 07/11 at King's Lynn Simmo Spectacular was won Hans Nielsen with 14 points with Kelvin Tatum second on 14 points and Jeremy Doncaster third on 14 points (following run-off) 01/08 Stoke v Peterborough was abandoned after heat 13 due to rain with score Stoke 49 Peterborough 29. The aggregate being Stoke 95 Peterborough 79 and result stood with Stoke progressing to the semi-final 16/09 Cradley v Oxford was abandoned after heat 12 due to rain with score of Cradley 39 Oxford 33 Regards. Gary
  6. Nodlew

    Boston v Middlesbrough NL 20 July 1980

    Hi Steve From my marked programme (I attended this meeting). Heat 1 - Spink was 2nd and Wilcock 3rd Heat 11 - Wilcock was 1st and Spink 2nd Therefore the Speedway Star error is in heat 1. Gary
  7. Nodlew

    Boston v Stoke NL 17 June 1979

    I attended this meeting and can confirm from my marked programme the results of heats 7 and 13 were as follows: Heat 7: Hollingworth, Lomas, Turner, Mallett Heat 13: Hollingworth, Gledhill, Mallett, Turner
  8. Nodlew

    16th May 1977 Scunthorpe V Coatbridge (nl)

    The Speedway Star may be correct about Scunthorpe using 8 riders without using rider replacement. I attended the Peterborough v Boston (New National League) match on 31 May 1976 where Boston used 8 riders without using rider replacement. The riders were: No1. Billy Burton 5 8+1, No2. Stuart Cope 5 5+1, No3. Rob Hollingworth 5 11, No4 Steve Clarke 2 1+1, No5 Paul Gilbert 4 3+1, No6 Dave Allen 2 2, No7 Ron Cooper 2 2, No8 Derek Harrison 1 1+1. Derek Harrison replaced Ron Cooper in heat 2. The 1977 Speedway Yearbook concurs with the 8 x Boston scorers for this meeting. According to the Boston programme of 6 June 1976, Ron Cooper somehow got lost traveling from his Leicester base to Peterborough, missing one ride. Therefore it must have been in the rules at that time to allow for this situation.
  9. Nodlew

    Long Eaton At Melton Mowbray Speedway 27/8/1950

    From the British Newspaper Archive I have found details in the Grantham Journal for 3 meetings held at Melton Mowbray in 1950. 16 July 1950 Melton Lions 50 v Tigers 34 Melton Lions: Geoff Godwin 12, Joe Bosworth 11, Bob Ibbotson 10, Max Rech 6, Bill Smith 4, Alf Greer 3, Eric Mason 2, Reg Farrer 1, Bob Kent 1. There is a mention in report of Bill Davis and Ted Rawlinson riding for the Tigers, but no scorer details given. 27 August 1950 Melton Lions 39 v Panthers 45 Melton Lions: Wilf Plant 12, Humphries 7, Smith 5, Farrar 5, Greer 4, Lish 4, Davies 2. No details given of the Panthers scorers but Cyril Page, Johnny Jones and Owen Greenwood are mentioned in the report. The report also mentions a last minute decision by the Speedway Board of Control prevented Pedlar Palmer the Long Eaton skipper and Harwood Pike Leicester's crack rider taking part. 17 September 1950 Melton Lions 37 v The Rest 47 Melton Lions: Plant 12, Carvil 6, Godwin 5, Perkins 5, Greer 4, Hilton 3, Lish 1, Farrar 1. The Rest: Page 11, Greenwood 8, Jones 8, Kent 7, Inwood 6, Hilton 3, Medlock 3, Jackson 1. There was also a mention in an article on 15 September about Lions hoping to challenge an all-Australian team for their fixture on October 22nd. I have not been able to find any further details about this meeting.
  10. Nodlew

    Skegness 1997 And 1998

    compost I believe I have copies of all the Skegness home and away programmes. The following link hopefully provides what you are seeking. Fixture list scans from the Skegness home programmes dated 8 June 1997 and 13 June 1998. https://app.box.com/s/tm5qw0ntqt22nieqwaromg2x97xowqne
  11. Nodlew

    Anglia League (junior) 1985

    Jason The programme I have for 1 May has not been completed, so unfortunately I cannot assist with that one. The programme I have for 3 July is completed. The requested details are as follows: Long Eaton 18 - Mike May 3+1, Derek Cooper 5+1, Ian Stead 4, Phil Rickets 6 Mildenhall 6 - Stuart Thompson 2, Ian Lawrence 2, Andy Steward 2, James Clark 0 Heat 1: Cooper, May, Lawrence, Thompson, 67.1, 5-1, 5-1 Heat 2: Rickets, Steward, Stead, Clark, 66.7, 4-2, 9-3 Heat 3: Rickets, Cooper, Lawrence, Clark, 67.8, 5-1, 14-4 Heat 4 - Stead, Thompson, May, Steward, 66.1, 4-2, 18-6 Regards. Gary
  12. Nodlew

    Anglia League (junior) 1985

    As David says there is very little readily available information about the 1985 Anglia Junior League. The Speedway Star included very little AJL information that year. The Long Eaton programme of 25 September 1985 had the following league table: Long Eaton 14 9 2 3 20 Wimbledon 12 9 1 2 19 Peterborough 13 7 0 6 14 Mildenhall 11 2 1 8 5 Stoke 10 0 2 8 2 In earlier Long Eaton programmes, AJL fixtures were shown against Arena Essex, but these were subsequently removed prior to Long Eaton racing them. The limited information I have been able to find about the Mildenhall fixtures is as follows: From the fixture list in Long Eaton programme of 2 October. 1 May – Long Eaton 16 Mildenhall 7 12 May – Mildenhall 12 Long Eaton 12 3 July – Long Eaton 18 Mildenhall 6 11 August – Mildenhall 11 Long Eaton 12 From Speedway Star 26 July – Peterborough 18 Mildenhall 6 Regards. Gary
  13. Nodlew

    1982 Anglia Junior League

    Not sure whether the following is of assistance? Mildenhall v Ipswich 15/05/1982 From a google search I have found the following incomplete details of Ipswich 1982 AJL matches http://www.retro-speedway.com/docs_pdf/Juniors.pdf You will see that there is no mention of a Ipswich AJL match on 15/05. On that date there was a NL match held, Mildenhall 62 Peterborough 34. There is however, a mention of Mildenhall v Ipswich (AJL)on 15/08/1982 but no details of result. I have seen a Mildenhall 15/08/1982 programme (Mildenhall v Glasgow) and the second half does have the Mildenhall v Ipswich match, but the second half details have not been completed. Mildenhall v Milton Keynes 28/09/1982 Mildenhall had a home NL match against Rye House on 29/09 which was a rain off.
  14. Nodlew

    Uk Results 1965-84

    I can assist with the following information for 3 of your queries. 28/05/1970 Teesside v Canterbury (BL2) Postponed The Speedway Star match result states "When the news came through to Teesside that the coach carrying the entire Canterbury team, apart from Barry Crowson, had broken down on the M1, promoter Ron Wilson had a king-size problem on his hands." A challenge match between Middlesbrough and Northern Select took the place of the Canterbury match with a 43-35 win for Middlesbrough. 07/06/1971 Scunthorpe v Workington (CH) 40-38 I have a Scunthorpe programme from 04/07/1971 and on the fixtures page it confirms the date and result of this match as 07/06/1971 Scunthorpe 40 Workington 38. The Speedway Star gives no details of the result. 10/06/1971 Ipswich v Peterborough (KOC) Rained off The Speedway Star match results for 12/06/1971 states "After winning at Peterborough on Friday night they crushed their opponents in this Saturday afternoon second leg, the original Thursday night date being rained off." The result on 12/06/1971 was Ipswich 57 Peterborough 21. 23/09/1971 Ipswich v Canterbury (BL2) Rained off The Speedway Star match results for 24/09/1971 states "This match was held over for 24 hours because of heavy Thursday night rain." The result on 24/09/1971 was Ipswich 48 Canterbury 29.
  15. Nodlew

    1984 Junior Koc & Other Junior Matches

    The Speedway Star of 13 November 1971 has the result and a report for the King's Lynn Stars of Tomorrow meeting held 6 November. The report states "After riding speedway for only nine weeks, 20-year-old Mike Lanham, from Barham, near Ipswich won the Stars of Tomorrow Trophy, with 14 points. The British Supporters Club Trophy was presented by Mr. Ian MacDonald president of the BSSC and 'Speedway Star & News' foreign correspondent." In Speedway Star of 30 October 1971 the King's Lynn fixture for 6 November is listed as British Speedway Supporters' Club Trophy.

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