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|Speedway racing first took place at
the Oxford Stadium, on Sandy Lane, in 1939. That first meeting, on the sandy surface, took
place on 8th April of that year and proved a success for Roy Duke. The team enjoyed Open
racing in the period 1939-41, including a number of wartime meetings, which was rare. At
the end of the War the team competed in the National Leagues third tier from 1949-50 and
in the second tier the next year.
Gradually gaining in experience, the time rose in the league structure and finally made the Premier League in 1995, and ultimately the Elite League in 1998.
|The team won the Knockout Cup in 1985 and shared it the next year in a joint success with Cradley Heath. They were League Champions on 6 occasions from 1950 to 2001.|
|Greyhound racing first took place at Oxford on the 397 metre circuit on 7th April 1939 and has witnessed some outstanding greyhounds throughout its history. One of the most famous is the bitch Narrogar Ann who had her first race at Oxford on 27th March 1948 and later went on to win the 1949 English Greyhound Derby. The most prestigious race that was run at the circuit was the Oxfordshire Stakes over 450 metres.|
|At various times throughout their history the team has been known as the Cheetahs, the Cubs, the Silver Machine and the Rebels.|
|This section gives a comprehensive picture of
the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of
glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend
a visit to
and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
The Story of
by Glynn Shailes & Robert Bamford ISBN-10: 0752441612
|To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:|
More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
For all Speedway enthusiasts, John Somerville’s website should always be your first port of call:-https://www.skidmarks1928.com/v/photos/john-somerville-collection