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Suffolk: Orwell CSC

About the team

Club formed in 1983, racing at the home of the Trimley Tigers at Stennetts Playing Field, Stennetts Close, Trimley St Mary.

Track Data: 84.6 metres long by 4.8 metres wide.

Riders came from the Trimley, Somersham & Kesgrave clubs

Objective was to compete in a competitive manner in the British League South East.

Club Chairman: Reg Snook, 5 Manor Road, Ipswich.

Club Secretary: Martin Biddle, 2 Kingsbury Road, Trimley.

Club Treasurer: Steve Mann.

Team Manager: Les Parnell, 31 Nacton Crescent, Ipswich(1983).

A Team Manager: Kevin Sutton.

B Team Manager: Alan Scrutton.

New track was built at Ipswich, moved to this in 1986.

Reg Snook was the driving force behind the club, being helped by Martin Biddle and his son Tim, as well as  Dave Hunting, who sponsored the club for many seasons.

Individual Honours.

1983 Tim Snook came runner-up in British under 21 at Bristol, after a run-off with Jim Varnish, both scoring 17.

1985 Kevin Sutton(16) won British Individual Championship at Hellesdon Community Centre, Norwich, runner up Tony Birch(16) South London, 3rd Roger Ellis(15) Wednesfield, after run off with Malcolm Lane(Crawley) and Les Bowden(Manchester).

1985 Tim Snook came runner up in the World Masters Championship in Australia(winner was Jim Varnish).

Team Honours.

1983 British League South East Div 1 Champions.

1983 British League South East Div 2 Champions.

1983 British League South East KO Cup Finalists.

1984 British League South East Div 1 Runners-Up.

1984 British League South East KO Cup Winners.


  • Chris Askew
  • Victor Brookes(1983)
  • Steve Canham
  • Alan Casselton
  • Paul Farrow
  • Andy Giles(1983)
  • Dave Giles(1983)
  • John Goodyear(1983)
  • Chris Gorham(1983)
  • Phil Hilton(1983)
  • Tony Long(1984)
  • Stephen Mann(1983)
  • Steve Parker(1983)
  • Alan Scrutton(1983)
  • Robert Scrutton
  • Tim Snook
  • Kevin Sutton(1983)
  • Kevin Thurlow
  • Jamie White
  • Danny Zagni