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Bob Andrews

WIMBLEDON 1961

February/March

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National League

BOB ANDREWS, Wimbledon Rider, had an "in -out" season in 1960, but hopes for better luck during 1961. one of the students of speedway, besides riding, Bob also takes a keen interest in cycle speedway and is often to be found at North London meetings.

    Matches

Won

Drawn Lost Points
  Wimbledon
Southampton
Coventry
Belle Vue
Swindon
Ipswich
Norwich
New Cross
Oxford
Leicester

18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18

15
13
10
10
8
7
7
7
6
4

0
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
3
3
7
8
10
10
11
11
11
13
30
28
21
20
16
15
14
14
13
9
     

February

Speed XI beat USAF
 
 

In a football match played at Marlow, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday, February 19, the Speedway XI defeated the United States Air Force (7th Division) by 3-1.
  Jim Tebby scored a hat-trick for the Speedway XI and was well backed up by Ron How and Danny Dunton. In defence, Pat Flanagan played extremely well and did much to hold off the determined challanges of the USAF as they made repeated raids on the goal.
  The Americans' consolation goal was scored by Strathan.
  The match was played under ideal conditions and was watched by a large crowd of American service families. Play was robust, and at times the American boys playfully reverted to American football. "We get carried away," they cracked with good humour, and the Speedway boys shared the joke.
                                                                  
Big Laugh
 
Biggest laugh of the day was when Wimbledon's Ernie Baker took possession of the ball from a pass by Bob Andrews, beat four men and positioned himself to shoot at goal, only to fall flat on his face.
  Only player missing from the Speedway XI was Geoff Harris (Stoke) but with Cyril Maidment available, the team was at full strength. Bob Andrews was used as a substitute.
SPEEDWAY XI : Derek Boulter, Ernie Baker, Pat Flanagan, Reg Trott, Viv Harwood, Gerry Jackson, Jim Tebby,Cyril Maidment, Ron How,, Bob Warner. Substitute: Bob Andrews

 

Showbiz beat Speedway Eleven

 

Although reports, later denied, that speedway might be finished at Norwich, the Show Biz XI and Speedway XI teams played a charity football match at The Firs stadium on Sunday, February 26.
  A good crowd was present at the game, which provided some excellent football and the whole-hearted enthusiasms of both teams kept the fans interested.
  There was little to choose between the teams and at the change-over there was no score. It was not until two minutes before the final whistle that the Show Biz centre-forward, Siggy Jackson, broke through and scored the only goal of the match.
  This was probably the Speedway XI's best ever performance, although they lost. The Show Biz team included several players who have appeared in professional soccer.
  Teams were:
 
SHOW BIZ XI:  Pip Wedge, Jimmy Henny, John Burgess,Danny Sloan, Wally Barnes, Franklyn Boyd, Tommy Steele, Glen Mason, Siggy Jackson, Ronnie Carroll, Dave King.
 
SPEEDWAY XI: Derek Boulter, Ernie Baker, Pat Flanagan, Bob Andrews, Viv Harwood, Gerry Jackson, Danny Dunton, Geoff Harris, Bob Warner, Cyril Maidment, Jim Tebby.

 

by Dave Nelson,
Speedway Star & News

March

Speed XI to meet TV All-Stars

 

On Sunday, March 19, the Speedway XI will clash with their old rivals, the Television All-Stars, in a charity football match. The venue of the game is Chalfont St. Peter Playing Fields, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. The kick-off is scheduled for 3 pm.
  Admission charges are 2s. and 3s. 6d., and the proceeds will go towards the benefit of local charities.
  The Speedway XI are optimistic that both Barry Briggs and Ronnie Moore will be available for this game. Other well-known speedway riders, including Ron How, Danny Dunton, Bob Andrews will be in the team.
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  On Sunday, March 5, in a friendly game, Speedway Xi defeated an Amersham side by 5-4.  Goalscorers for the speedway team were Jim Tebby (2), Danny Dunton, Len Shoard and Bobby Andrews.
  During this match, Reg Trott pulled a muscle and this meant that he had to have specialist treatment for a few days afterwards.  Reg is now fully fit, both for Sunday's football match and the opening of Norwich speedway the following week-end.

 

Good Friday, March 31

London Cup Match (1st leg)  
  NEW CROSS 39    WIMBLEDON 68  

 

The local 'derby' meetings on Good Friday between New Cross and their great South London rivals Wimbledon again proved that the Wimbledon team is far to strong.
  In the afternoon at New Cross,a crowd of 7500 people saw the Rangers go down by 39-68. Ronnie Moore and Bob Andrews were the men of the match, and but for the superb efforts of Split Waterman, Jimmy Gooch, and guest rider Jack Young, the encounter would have been a shambles.
  The best races of the afternoon were Heats 8 and 9, both involving Cyril Brine. In heat 8, after a grand scrap, he defeated Split Waterman, and lost narrowly to Jimmy Gooch in heat9. Brine had to withdraw from his last ride, due to a very painful leg injury.
  Gil Goldfinch fell in heat 14, and the race was stopped with the exclusion of Reg Luckhurst. Johnnie Hoskins telephoned ACU referee, Gordon Little in protest.
  Jack Young won heat 15 with Gerald Jackson second and Bobby Croombs third, a 4-2 win for New Cross, their only heat success of the match.
 
NEW CROSS: Split Waterman 10, Jimmy Gooch 8, Jack Young 7, Leo McAuliffe 5, Tommy Sweetman 3, Reg Luckhurst 1, Bengt Brannefors 0.
 
WIMBLEDON: Ronnie Moore 16, Bob Andrews 14, Cyril Maidment 9, Cyril Brine 8, Ron How 6, Gerald Jackson 5, Gil Goldfinch 5, Jim Tebby 5.

 

April 1961

 
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