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The very first  speedway race I ever saw had Cyril in at Ellesmere Port May  1972 against Berwick ( if my memory sevres me right replacing Ken Moss in the team  ) he was my first s/way hero and even though he was nearly at  the end of his career .I spent quite a bit of time talking to him and he had rubbed shoulders with all the greats  of the 60's  but was extremely modest about his own achievements yet I believe that he was a team rider through and through .

 

RIP Cyril and my condolences to his family .

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Sad news RIP Cyril, was part of the fixtures & fittings at Somerton park in the sixties and I believe involved in getting It started  in the first place via mike Parker & Charles knott , but I maybe wrong. Cyril lived  around corner from us for a while in Newport , I was very young  but remember seeing his bike on back of a car outside his house  he was always approachable. More recently a regular spectator at Hayley stadium. Many good memories. Condolences to his family. 

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9 hours ago, longlivefrankie said:

Sad news RIP Cyril, was part of the fixtures & fittings at Somerton park in the sixties and I believe involved in getting It started  in the first place via mike Parker & Charles knott

Yes, I'm pretty sure Cyril identified Somerton Park as a potential Speedway venue, and recommended it when he was with Wolves. Good solid team man whose best period with the Wasps was probably when he partnered Toby Harrysson. RIP Cyril.

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Rode in the first meeting I saw in 1968.

RIP Cyril.

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RIP Cyril.  Bit surprised there was no minutes silence at Wolves yesterday

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R.I.P. Cyril. +

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Cyril was a very sociable chap. I had a few nice chats with him about his racing days on my visits to Newport, a real Gentleman. RIP Cyril.

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