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|Speedway first took place at Poole
Stadium, on Wimborne Road, in 1948. That initial meeting was on the shale track in front
of a crowd in excess of 6000 on 26th April 1948. Whilst this maiden match proved to be
successful for poole in beating Yarmouth by 74 points to 32, it finished in sadness when
the Yarmouth rider Reg Craven was injured and died from the injuries he sustained.
The club quickly rose up the League structure and became very successful. They had reached the Premier League by 1995 and just two years later they were in the Elite League, and have remained there ever since.
|The team won the Knockout Cup in 1990, 2003 and 2004 and won the League on 11 occasions between 1951 and 2004.|
|Greyhound racing first took place in Poole in May 1961 when the track was purchased by a father and son called Charles and Chris Knott, the latter was a famous England Cricketer.|
|At various times in its history the team has been known as the Pirates and the Wildcats.|
|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
|To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:|
The Poole Pirates currently (2019) contest the SGB Premiership. Recent successes include the Premier League Champions in 2018, Elite League Champions in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and Elite League Shield winners in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
|More detailed information is available
from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
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