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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Essex: Foxland Panthers

About the team

Track based in Dagenham.

Raced in the First Round of the "World" Cup in 1949, beating Tooting Tiger Cubs(London South West) 54 - 42 in the 1st leg. Top Scorers: Glen Dower 13, L. Ratcliffe 12.

Raced in the East London League Div 1 1952(did not complete all their fixtures, folding during this season).

Team Secretary: Peggy Smith.


In 1949 Glenn Dower was known as the "White Ghost" by reason of his all white attire. A very heavy scorer during 1949, his opponents were often quoted as saying they didn't stand a ghost of a chance against him.

Speedway Riders.

George Barclay rode for Rye House - West Ham - Sunderland and Crayford.


  • Derek "Del" Baker
  • George Barclay
  • Glen Dower
  • .... Manning
  • L. Ratcliffe
  • "Kid" South
  • T. South
  • R. Webb