Newcastle Diamonds
Riders List
 
The website would benefit from a comprehensive list of every rider Newcastle has had.  My friend, Keith Dyer was busy (2009 at time of writing this) producing a list from 1938 - 2009.  Keith's list follows herewith: -  Keith has updated the list on 7th January 2017.  If you have names etc that we have omitted please email me John
 
 
A    
       
Ainslie Gary 1978-79   
Alick Ken 1949  
Allan Goog 1964-1968 New Zealand
Andersen Anders Anders  2010  
Anderson Brian 1991
Andrew Bill 1962-64 New Zealand
Argall Eddie 1977  
Aarnio Tero 2015-16 Finland
Arthur Joe 1949-50  
       
B    
       
Bach Rene 2009, 2010 & 2014 Denmark
Baker David 2001  
Bargh David 1975-78, 84, 1991-92 New Zealand.  7 years with Newcastle
Barnsley Neil 1983  
Barlow Anthony 1987, 1997  
Bateman Tommy 1950  
Beattie Graham 1961  
Beaton Bobby 1983-84 Scotland
Bentley Paul 1987, 1997 Local Newcastle
Beveridge Will 1993 Local Co Durham/Northumberland
Birkinshaw James 1998, 2001,2005 Yorkshire
Bjerre Kenneth 2002-03 Denmark
Blackadder Robbie 1975-81 Australia.  7 years with Newcastle
Blackburn David 1986-87, 1989  
Blackwell Mark 1999  
Blair Ken 1938  
Bloomfield Laurie 1983  
Bloxsome Keith 1980-82, 1986  
Bowes Shane 1987  
Boxall Steve 2009  
Boyle Tony 1975  
Brecknell Ernie 1949-51 Australia
Brady Ross 2007 Scotland
Branney Craig 2003, 2009 Cumbria
Brett Brian 1965-66 London
Brown Paul 1979-80 Local
Bullivant Mark 1977  
Burt Murray 1967-69  
Butterfield Allan 1965-69 Local Co Durham
       
C    
       
Caisley Milton 1963-64 Local Byker
Calder Danny 1947  
Carrick Tommy 1949  
Carr Peter 1989-90  
Carter Kenny 1978 Yorkshire
Carter Wayne 2002  
Chignell Jack 1951  
Clarke David 1989  
Clarke Greg 1976  
Clews Paul 2007  
Close Derek 1949-51  
Coddington Neil 1977-79 Australia
Collier Bernie 1983, 1986-87, 1989  
Compton Andre 1993-94, 97, 00-02 Yorkshire 6 years with Newcastle
Coombes Graham 1966  
Cooper Paul 1986-87  
Crabtree Nigel 1977-80  
Craven Brian 1962-63, 1965-66 Liverpool
Crozier Ivan 1962-63 New Zealand
Curtis Fred "Kid" 1939  
Curtis Geoff 1970  
Cusworth Andy 1976  
Cusworth Martyn 1976  
       
D    
       
Daley Phil 1989  
Davidson Grieves 1967  
Davies Malcolm 1976  
Day Phil 1947  
Day Ray 1963  
Dent Russ 1962-67, 1969-70 Local. Co Durham  8 years with Newcastle
DeKok Greg 1983  
Dicken Lee 2003-04  
Dixon Martin 1990-91 Local
Dixon Robin 1976-77 Local Co Durham
Dook Roy 1951  
Dore Sam 2008  
Downs Carl 2004  
Duckworth Bob 1963 New Zealand
Duckworth Steve 1983  
       
E    
       
Eagleton Les 1949  
Easton Michael 1979-80 Local Rowlands Gill Tyne & Wear
Ellis Gerarde 1976  
Emerson Alan 1981-83  
Eriksson Robert 1999 Sweden
Evans Norman 1946-48  
       
F    
       
Ferry Mark 1986  
Ferjan Matty 2011 Slovenia Commited Suicide
Fewsdale Freddie 1961  
Flanaghan Pat 1961  
Flint Gary 2001  
Foy Robbie 1982  
Franc Josef "Pepe" 2005-08 Czech Republic
       
G    
       
Gallagher Dennis 1981 Local
Gardner Robbie 1977-78  
Garratt Wayne 1992 Fourth rider to lose his life at Brough Park in 1992
Gifford Dave 1965-70 New Zealand/British dual nationality
Gillam Bill 1961  
Glen George 1961-62 South African
Goldfinch Gil 1961-62  
Goodall Will 1939  
Gorman Brian 1949  
Gower George 1938  
Gould Paul 1999  
Grainger Alby 1966  
Grant Alec 1946-48 Local, Northumberland grandfather of Rob Grant
Grant Rob 2001-02 Local, grandson of Alec Grant
Gray Johnny 2008  
Greaves Derek 1963  
Green Derek 1989  
Green Simon 1989  
Green Johnny 1951, 1961  
Greenwood Dan 2014  
Grieves James 2005-06 Scotland
Gurtner Keith 1948  
       
H    
       
Habbin Jamie 1991  
Haines Joe 2011  
Hall Richard 2002 North Yorkshire
Hammond Paddy 1949  
Hamnett Dave 1991  
Hancock Jack 1939  
Hargreaves Norman 1939  
Hart Jerran 2008  
Havelock Brian 1975-76 Local
Hauzinger Manuel 2006  
Hay Reg 1939  
Henderson Ron 1975-77 Australia
Henry Christian 2005-08 Australia
Hodgson Frank 1949-50 Local Teesside brother of Jack
Hodgson Jack 1949 Local Teesside brother of Frank
Holey Stan 1961  
Hogg Malcom 1998  
Hughes Danny 2004  
Hulme Anthony 1989  
Hunt Chris 2001  
Hunt Jack 1947  
Hunter Rod 1978-84, 1989-90 Australia.  9 years with Newcastle
Hunter George 1970 Scotland
       
I    
       
Ingels Eddie 1984 American
Isbel Clayton 1983  
       
J    
       
Jay Alan 1968  
Jay Wilf 1947, 1950-51  
Jeffrey Phil 1991-93  
Jenkins Denis 1963  
Jirout Mario 2004 Czech Republic
Johnson Ashley 2007 local
Johnson Norman 1951, 1961  
Jones Steven 1998-99 Local
Juul Richard 1991-94,97,2002-05,08 Denmark.  10 years with Newcastle
       
K    
       
Keats Derroll 1989  
Kelly Peter 1963-67  
Kerr Lewis 2013 2014 & 2015  
King Benny 1949  
King Danny 2014  
King Herby 1949-51  
King Jason 2008-10  
Kirby Ken 1949  
Knapkin Alan 1969  
Knudsen Rune 2003 Denmark
Kokko Petri 1994 Finnish
Kristiansen Claus 2005 Danish
Kus Matej 2016 Czech Republic
Kynman Phil 1977  
       
L    
       
Lamb Scott 1991  
Lambert Robert 2016  
Lamont Billy 1939  
Langli Helge 1969  
Larner Bryan 1989  
Larsen Kenni 2008-2010 Denmark
Lawson Don 1949-51 Australia
Lawson Wiliam 2005 Scotland
LeBreton Ken 1947-48 "The White Ghost" Australia
Lemon Mark 2009, 2012 Australia
Leverington Trent 2009 Australia
Lindgren Ludvig 2012-2017 Sweden
Little Kevin 2001-04 Scotland
Littlewood Syd 1939, 1946  
Lloyd Jeff 1946-48  
Lloyd Peter 1947-48, 1961  
Loach Brian 1961  
Lonsdale Vic 1961-62  
Lovaas Dag 1970 Norway
Lowther Will 1949-50 Local
Lund Kristian 2003-05 Denmark
Lungo Leo 1946 Scotland
       
M    
       
Macklin Paul 2001  
Major George 1961  
Martin Jack 1948  
Mason Alan 1984  
Mauger Ivan 1963-68 New Zealand. 6 years with Newcastle and brought the world title back to us in 1968
Mauger Kym 1981-82 New Zealand
Maughan Ray 1950-51  
Maxfield Robert 1977-78  
McDermott Steve 1984  
MacDonald Grant 2000  
MacDonald Kevin 1978 Australia
McLachlan Doug 1946-47  
McHale Paul 1981, 1983-84 Local
McKinna Adam 2006-07, 2010 Scotland
Meldrum David 2004  
Mell Steffan 2003 German
Michelides Phil 1975-77 Australia
Michanek Anders 1970 Sweden
Middleton Garry 1970  
Mills Chris 2014  
Mitchell Gordon 1961 Scotland
Mitchell Son 1949-51  
Modral Harry 1946  
Morris Ashley 2016 Birmingham area
Morris Phil 2005 Wales
Morton Dave 1986-87  
Morton Wal 1951  
Muir Ray 1948  
       
N    
       
Nagel David 1991-93
Nedermark Claes 2011-12 Denmark
Nielsen Simon 2014 15 Denmark
Newman Kyle 2011  
Nichol Bill 1946  Bill was the first rider to be fatally injured at Brough Park!  He was a local man, a motor trader.  He was the first rider to lose his life after an accident at Brough Park and sadly not the last.
Nicholson Len 1951  
Nixon Brian 1991  
Norman Scott 1992  
North Dakota 2010  
       
O    
       
O'Hare Gary 1986  
Olsen Jesper 1997-02 Denmark
Olsen Ole 1967-69 Denmark
Owen Joe 1975-76, 1982-84 Ormskirk Lancashire 5 years with Newcastle
Owen Taffy 1977 Wales
Owen Tom 1975-82, 1987 Ormskirk Lancashire 9 years with Newcastle
Orpwood Peter 1951  
       
P    
       
Pailor Chris 1983  
Painter Neil 1999-00  
Parnaby Suart 1993  
Palovarra Victor 2016 Sweden
Payling Slant 1961  
Paynter Alan 1967-68  
Pearson Darren 2000  
Pedersen Bjarne 2000-01, 2003 Denmark
Pedersen Nicki 1998 Denmark.  3 world titles after leaving Newcastle
Pennell Stan 1946, 1961  
Penniket Geoff 1962  
Pepper George 1938-39 Canadian a casualty of World War 2
Perks Dave 1986  
Peterson Gary 1968-69  
Phillips Danny 2016 Teesside
Pickering Barry 1951
Pike Harwood 1946  
Place John 1983  
Powell Ben 2008  
Powell Geoff 1991  
Powell Mick 2003 Australia
Powell Ossie 1938  
Prime Chris 1978 Chris was 3rd rider fatally injured at Brough Park on 3rd April 1978
Pye  Ed "Crusty" ?  
       
R    
       
Raun Jonas 2007 Denmark
Readshaw Chris 1994, 1997-98  
Redmond Norman 1961  
Richardson Derek 1980-81, 1989  
Riddell Gary 1982-83  
Ridley Ray 1950  
Robertson Jamie 2003-06, 2008 Berwickshire
Robson John 1975 Local. Sunderland  Father of Stuart and Scott whom also were Newcastle Riders
Robson Scott 1993-94 Local Sunderland
Robson Stuart 1993-94, 2003 Local Sunderland
Robinson Maurie/Maury 1962-64  
Rogers Fred 1948  
Rose Lewis 2014, 15, 16 Norfolk
Rosen Anton 2013-14 Sweden
       
S    
       
Sage Vic 1951  
Sampson Peter 1962 Peter is involved with the Speedway Museum in Hertfordshire
Scarisbrick Martin 1984  
Schofield Dave 1969  
Schofield Max 1992-94  
Sharples Ken 1964-65 Ken came to us when Sunderland closed.  He suffered a fractured skull and retired
Schramm Chris 2013 14  
Shearer Barry 1982  
Sheldrick Sid 1969
Simpson Barry 1982  
Smethills Lee 2004  
Smith Alby 1962  
Smith Mike 1997  
Smith Pat 1947  
Smith Scott 2004  
Sneddon Derek 2002, 2010 Scotland
Sparks Bob 1938 Canada
Spinks Charlie 1946  
Stancl George 2006-08 Czech Republic
Stapleton Graham 1978-79 New Zealand
Starke Paul 2012  
Stead Garry 1993-94  
Stead Ian 1990  
Stead Paul 1990  
Stevens Jack 1990  
Stilwell Elwood 1938 Canada
Stobbart Maurice 1939, 1948 Cumbria
Stobbart Rol 1939, 1948 Cumbria
Stoddart Sean 2007-08  
Swales Jonathon 1997-98 As I write (2014) Jonathon is the guy responsible for doing the Brough Park track
Swales Stuart 1997 1990 2000  
Swales Tim 1970, 1975-76 Teesside
       
T    
       
Tams Mike 1951  
Taylor Glyn 1997  
Tebbs Roland 1987  
Thompson Ken 1949  
Thompson Walter 1946  
Thorp Paul 1993-94  
Thorpe Mark 1990-94 New Zealand
Tight Terry 1946  
Tilgaard Erik 1969  
Timmo Spencer 1990, 1992  
Tomicek Lubos 2004-06 Czech Republic
Tully Andrew 2013 Scotland
Tupling  Len ?  
Turner Brian 1994, 1997  
       
V    
       
Venier Bruce 1938 Canada
       
W    
       
Waddell Bonny 1947  
Wainwright John 1990  
Walsh David 1983, 1999  
Watkin Mike 1962-70, 1975 Local.  10 years with Newcastle
Watt Davey 2002 Australia
Wells Alf 1968  
Werner Brent 1998 America
Wicks Steve 1990 Local
Wild Dave 1983  
Wilkinson Carl 2007  
Wilkinson Don 1950-51, 1961-62  
Winstanley Jack 1948, 1963-64 Lancashire
Wilson Reg 1984  
Wood Mike 1951  
Worrall Richie 2011, 2012, 2013 Lancashire
Worrall Steve 2012, 2013, 2016 Lancashire
Wortman Casper 2009  
White Phil 1984  
Whittaker Gordon 1989-90  
       
Y    
       
Young Kenny 1983  
       
 
I will amend and add to this list but I really need some help.  If you can help please email me  John  List updated on 7th January 2017
 
 

 
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