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Local boy who never rode for local team

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Reading about Geoff Penniket got me thinking, seeing as he came from Merton, that he never rode for the Dons. Then there was Steve Schofield from Carshalton and also Steve Hone who came from Merton. None rode for the Dons. Any other strange cases out there ? 

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Dave Jessup, born in Ipswich but never rode for the Witches.

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Always felt that the Dons missed a trick by never signing Schoie. He was a fabulous rider at NL level and popular to boot.

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1 hour ago, iris123 said:

Reading about Geoff Penniket got me thinking, seeing as he came from Merton, that he never rode for the Dons. Then there was Steve Schofield from Carshalton and also Steve Hone who came from Merton. None rode for the Dons. Any other strange cases out there ? 

Staying with our locals, Ray Wilson was born in Merton Park...

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Jack Parker was born in Birmingham but never rode for them.

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39 minutes ago, norbold said:

Jack Parker was born in Birmingham but never rode for them.

Why stop there? His bruvver didn't either...

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48 minutes ago, chunky said:

Why stop there? His bruvver didn't either...

I only speak in the most hushed and reverential tones about his "bruvver". His is a name not to be taken lightly.

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Alan Jay - Oxford.

Bobby McNeil - Canterbury

 

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On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2020 at 2:10 PM, chunky said:

Staying with our locals, Ray Wilson was born in Merton Park...

Not sure I knew that. Might have forgot. I do remember as a kid local lad Alex Stepney winning the European Cup

 

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Ross Gilbertson was born in a place called Ayton about 8 miles from Berwick

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1 hour ago, iris123 said:

Not sure I knew that. Might have forgot. I do remember as a kid local lad Alex Stepney winning the European Cup

 

I vaguely remember that night (I was only 5)...

Another local who never rode for the Dons was Gordon Humphreys. He was born in Croydon.

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28 minutes ago, Normski said:

Ross Gilbertson was born in a place called Ayton about 8 miles from Berwick

One of the very few Scots not to ride for a Scottish team...

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Tony hall a Scotsman, rode for Poole, Weymouth,Eastbourne and Rayleigh,he did ride for a short handed Berwick at Weymouth in aug 68.

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On that theme Welsh rider Taffy Own never rode for a welsh team. I guess his family had moved away by the time he took up speedway ? Probably the same with Ray Wilson ?

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That might be stretching it re Taffy Owen , Iris, Taffy was born in Anglesey -much closer to Manchester than any of the Welsh speedway tracks that operated in Taff's era-thinking of Neath and Newport-the other end of Wale snot sure of any Welsh riders who rode for them- Fred Powell maybe? Probably someone in forumland will know though.

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