Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages
Oxfordshire: Drayton St Leonard 'Vampires'
About the team
1st Track was in Ford Lane, Drayton St Leonards
Built late Summer 1949 on a piece of land kindly donated by a Mr Tidmarsh.
2ndTrack in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Raced in the South Oxfordshire League early 1950s.
Returned to 1st track in 1956.
Mr Tidmarsh constructed a floodlighting system. power coming from a generator in his garage.
Team Manager: Mr Cecil Waldner(1956).
Club Secretary: Mr Ted Harris(1956).
Raced in the Oxford League 1961/2.
Joined the B.C.S.F. in 1963, left prior to 1964 season, rejoining NACSA.
Club Manager: W. Lines, 3 The College, Drayton St Leonards, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.
Club Steward: Malcolm Tidmarsh.
Team Manager: Tony Yates(1961/62).
Club Secretary: A.B. Yates, 4 Stadhampton Road, Drayton St Leonards, Oxon(1962).
Club Manager: Ken Worlock(1963).
Club Secretary: Richard 'Butch' Christian, Bear Cottage, Stadhampton, Oxford(1964).
Team Manager: Nigel Sellar(1964).
Match Result 1957: Drayton St Leonards Vampires 65 - Henley Hawks 31.
1951 Tony Yates(13) won the Oxfordshire Senior Individual at Baskerville Hounds Track, runner up was Brian Shepherd(12) from Wheatley Saints.
- Colin Allum
- .... Bonham
- .... Brown
- Eric Buckingham
- Glyn Bullock
- Dave Collins
- Richard Creigh(capt)
- Mick Elliott
- B. Fenn
- .... Filer
- P. Fisher
- Roger Fortune
- Les Fruin
- Des Hooper
- Graham Howard
- Gerry Lee
- Martin Lewis
- Jack Lines
- Jim McMinn
- Ken McMinn
- Bob Martin
- Dave "Taffy" Morris
- David Newall
- Bernie Newman
- H. Newman
- Dave "Farmer" Rusher
- Nigel Sellars
- Barry Shapley(1963)
- Terry Skinner
- Dave Tanner
- Johnny Thomas
- Fred Tidmarsh
- Malcolm Tidmarsh
- Mick Vernam
- Peter Wilkinson(vice capt)
- Ken Worlock
- Tony Yeates(capt)