SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) SCUNTHORPE SAINTS

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

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Speedway racing has taken place at 3 separate venues in the Scunthorpe area since 1971. That initial meeting was held at Quibell Park on 3rd May, with at least 4000 people witnessing a very competitive match against Hull, the home team coming out in front by 39-38. They continued to compete in Open races until 1974, whence they joined the second tier of the British League.

By 1979 the team had moved to Ashby Ville Stadium and opened with a defeat against Middlesborough on 6th May of that year.

View an early programme

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SC1971.JPG (20389 bytes) The team have enjoyed few major honours, but did win the Pairs Championship in 2006. SC1975.JPG (23016 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) They were members of the National League from 1975 until 1985, but falling attendances saw a steady decline and the final meeting took place on 13th May 1985.

It was to be 2005 when the Scorpions took part in speedway action again, this time at the Normanby Road track as a Conference League team.

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SC1977.JPG (17106 bytes) At various times in their history the team have been known as the Stags, the Saints and the Scorpions. SC1978.JPG (28497 bytes)
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) 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

www.scunthorpespeedway.com

and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

Complete History of the British League: Speedway

by Peter Oakes  ISBN-10: 0948882077

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SC1982.JPG (22538 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1971-77

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More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis

If you have rare Scunthorpe Saints badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com