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Newcastle 1983
 
 
Newcastle Reds v Annfield, 13 May 1983 at Fawdon  L -R Terry Kirkup (N) Michael Parr (N) Terry Johnstone (A) Terry Sutherland (A).  In the battle of the Terrys, the winner was non-Terry Parr! Johstone came through to take second from Kirkup.
 
 
Fawdon RIP
 
After a difficult 1982, Fawdon were not to appear in 1983, in fact the Fawdon name would sadly not appear again. The Scottish contingent returned to racing in Edinburgh, while the other riders ceased racing.
 
 
Newcastle
 
Newcastle decided against racing in the National League, for 1983 they returned to Scotland as members of the Lothian League. As the side would be too strong for the minor league, two separate teams were entered. As part of a winter programme, two teams were selected and rode 5 meetings against each other. Incredibly, both sides won two meetings and the other was drawn, race points were identical at 446-446. As it turned out there was nothing to choose between them over the season.

The teams were known by their colours, 1) Newcastle Reds 2)Newcastle OBs ( orange and blacks )
 
 
Newcastle Reds
 
 
L-R Standing Phil Robson Terry Kirkup Andy Murray Shane Gray Leonard Wallace Kneeling Keith Oldham Michael Parr John Wilson
 
 
These photos are from the collection of Eddie Parr. Eddie is the father of two of the best riders to grace Newcastle colours, Michael and Gavin Parr. He has also acted as referee, secretary and statistician for the National League (North). This photo shows him in the white coat with Michael Parr to his right. The meeting was a challenge against Parkwood (Sheffield), and a strong Newcastle team won the meeting 98 - 82.
 
If you have any photos of Newcastle Orange and Blacks, please consider scanning them for me use on this webpage John
 
Match results for 1983 follow below: -
 
20 April 1983 Home  NEWCASTLE REDS v HULL Challenge  Won 100-79
Newcastle 100   
B Mills 18+2,  S Craig 19, J Wilson 17+1, M Parr 12, A Murray 12, P Marshall 11+1 P Robson 7+1, D Yeardley 4
 
Hull 79 
R Autherson 15+2, A Schofield 14, B Ashton 12+1, P Knott 9, D Armstrong 9, A Moody 7+2
, R Pawson 7, P Schofield 6
 
 
8 May 1983 Home NEWCASTLE OB's v BROOMHALL Lothian League   Won 110-69
Newcastle 110  
P Marshall 20, S Craig 19+1, B Mills 18, D Lamming 14+3, N Carson 14+2, D Yeardley 12+1
G Parr 7, C Oldham 6:
Broomhall 69
No scorers details for Broomhall
 
8 May 1983 Home NEWCASTLE REDS v BROOMHALL     Lothian League    Won 110-69
Newcastle 110  
P Robson 20, Murray 20, M Parr 17+2, J Wilson 16+1, K Oldham 14+2, T Kirkup 14+2,
N Moore 5, L Wallace 4 
Broomhall 69 
T Daly 13+1, J McMillan 12, G Dickson 11+1, B Gourlay 9, P Young 8, G Willcox 8,
J Myles 5+1, A Maxwell 3
 
 
15 May 1983 Home NEWCASTLE REDS v ANNFIELD    Lothian League   Won 102-78
Newcastle  102  
P Robson 20, J Wilson 19+1, A Murray 18+1, M Parr 16, T Kirkup 11+1, K Oldham 11
L Wallace 4+1,
N Moore 3
Annfield  78 
T Johnstone 14+1, J Mitchell 14, R Nixon 12, J Tait 11, S Daly 9, T Sutherland 7
M Richardson 6+3, S O’Neil 5+2
 
15 May 1983 Home NEWCASTLE OB's v ANNFIELD    Lothian League   Won 100-78
Newcastle 100 
S Craig 18+2, P Marshall 18, N Carson 16+2, B Mills 16+1, D Lamming 12+1, D Yeardley 11+1
G Parr 6,
C Oldham 3
Annfield  78 
S Daly 14+1, T Johnstone 13+1, J Mitchell 13, J Tait 11, R Nixon 10+1, M Richardson 7+2
  T Sutherland 6, S O’Neil 4
 
 
22 May 1983 Home NEWCASTLE REDS v NEWCASTLE OB's   Lothian League  91-88
Newcastle Reds 91
M Parr 17, P Robson 16, J Wilson 16, A Murray 14+3, T Kirkup 12+1, K Oldham 9+1
, S Gray 4, L Wallace 3
Newcastle OB's 88
P Marshall 16, S Craig 15, B Mills 15, D Lamming 12, N Carson 11+1, D Yeardley 11
, C Oldham 4, G Parr4
 
22 May 1983 Home NEWCASTLE REDS v NEWCASTLE OB's  Combination Challenge 60-68
Newcastle Reds 60 
P Robson 16, T Kirkup 15, K Oldham 11, L Wallace 9+2, N Moore 5+1, S Gray 4+1
Newcastle OB's 68 
D Lamming 17+2, D Yeardley 13+2, N Carson 13+1, G Parr 11+1, C Oldham 8, J Walker 6
 
 
Heat 5 of the OBs v Annfield. John Tait leads from Gavin Parr and Norman Carson.
 
 
5 June 1983 Away PORTOBELLO v NEWCASTLE OB's Lothian League Lost 81-95
Portobello 95
S Anthony 20 J Wallace 18 J Pinkerton 14 M Baxter 12
J Neil 9+1, G Notman 9+1 Grant 7+2 S McCrae 6+1
Newcastle OB's
81
S Craig 16 B Mills 16 D Lamming 14+3 D Yeardley 12+1, P Marshall 11 N Carson 6 G Parr 6 M Jacques 0
 
5 June 1983 Away PORTOBELLO v NEWCASTLE REDS Lothian League Lost 75-99
Portobello 99
S Anthony 20 J Pinkerton 20 J Wallace 19+1 R Grant 12, J Neil 10+1 G Notman 9+1 C Turnbull 5 M Baxter 4
Newcastle Reds 75
J Wilson 16 P Robson 14 M Parr 13+2 A Murray 10+1,
K Oldham 7+1 S Gray 6 L Wallace 5+2 T Kirkup 4+
1
 
 
12 June 1983 Home NEWCASTLE OB's v PORTOBELLO Lothian League Won 94 - 81
NEWCASTLE OB'S 94 P Marshall 18 B Mills 16+1 S Craig 15 D Yeardley 13+2 N Carson 13+1 D Lamming 10+2 G Parr 5 C Oldham 4+1
PORTOBELLO 81
S
Anthony 19 J Pinkerton 17 J Wallace 16 R Grant 12 J Neil 7 G Notman 4+1 M Baxter 4 G Turnbull 2
 
12 June 1983 Home NEWCASTLE REDS v PORTOBELLO Lothian League Won 96 - 78
NEWCASTLE REDS 96
J Wilson 17 P Robson 16+2 A Murray 14+2 M Parr 13+1 T Kirkup 12+3 K Oldham 10+1 S Gray 8 L Wallace 6+1
PORTOBELLO 78
J Pinkerton 19 S Anthony 18 R Grant 10+1 J Wallace 8+1 J Neil 8 M Baxter 8 G Notman 5 S Stirling 2
 
 
19 June 1983 Away MEADOWBANK v NEWCASTLE REDS  Lothian League Won 91 - 84
MEADOWBANK 84
R Young 15+1 C Glen 14+1 G Newlands 12+1 A Law 11+1, M Cockburn 11 A Newlands 9+1 J Murphy 8 S Cockburn 4+1
NEWCASTLE REDS  91
M Parr 17 J Wilson 16+1 T Kirkup 15+2 A Murray 15+1 P Robson 13+1 K Oldham 7+1 S Gray 5 L Wallace 3
 
19 June 1983 Away MEADOWBANK v NEWCASTLE OB'S Lothian League Won 96 - 81
MEADOWBANK 81 G Newlands 17 M Cockburn 14 A Newlands 12+1 A Law 11+1, C Glen 10 R Young 6+1 A McGlashin 6 M Ferri 5+1
NEWCASTLE OB's 96
P Marshall 19 B Mills 17+1 S Craig 16+1 D Yeardley 15+1, N Carson 11 D Lamming 11+3 C Oldham 5 G Parr 3
 
 
3July 1983 Away GLASGOW v NEWCASTLE REDS Lothian League Won 92 - 76
Scores not available
 
3July 1983 Away GLASGOW v NEWCASTLE OB's Lothian League Won 100 - 80
Scores not available
 
 
21 August 1983 Away BROOMHALL v NEWCASTLE REDS Lothian League Won 96 - 83
BROOMHALL 83
G Willox 18 P Young 17+1 G Dickson 11 J McMillan 10+2, S Gourlay 10+1, B Gourlay 9+1 M Bowers 5 G McFarlane 3
NEWCASTLE REDS 96
M Parr 19+1 A Murray 18 J Wilson 17+1 P Robson 15, T Kirkup 12+4 S Gray 8+2 K Oldham 7 ....7 riders only
 
21 August 1983 Away BROOMHALL v NEWCASTLE OB's Lothian League Won 96 - 81
BROOMHALL 81
G Willox 17 P Young 17 J McMillan 12+2 S Gourlay 10+1, G Dickson 10 B Gourlay 9+1 G McFarlane 3 M Bowers 3
NEWCASTLE OB's 96
S Craig 20 B Mills 18+1 D Lamming 14+1 P Marshall 14, N Carson 13 G Parr 6 D Yeardley 6 C Oldham 5
 
 
28 August 1983 Home NEWCASTLE OB's v MEADOWBANK Lothian League Won 95 - 85
NEWCASTLE OB's 95 P Marshall 19 S Craig 19 B Mills 15 D Lamming 12+3, D Yeardley 12+2 N Carson 10 C Oldham 4+1 G Parr 4
MEADOWBANK 85 K Hunter 17 R Young 16 M Cockburn 15 C Glen 10+2, A Newlands 9+2 A Law 7 D Stears 7 D Young 4+1
 
28 August 1983 Home NEWCASTLE REDS v MEADOWBANK Lothian League Won 92 - 87
NEWCASTLE REDS 92 J Wilson 17 P Robson 16 A Murray 15+2 M Parr 14+1, T Kirkup 14+1 K Oldham 8+1 S Gray 5 L Wallace 3
MEADOWBANK 87 K Hunter 17 R Young 14 J Murphy 13+3 M Cockburn 13+1, C Glen 10+1 D Young 10 A Law 6+2 D Stears 4
 
Challenge Matches Involving
Newcastle A & B Teams
 
29 August 1983 NEWCASTLE A Team v PARKWOOD A (SHEFFIELD) Challenge Won 98-82
NEWCASTLE A
P Robson 19 P Marshall 15+2 B Mills 14+1 A Murray 13+1 M Parr 12+1 J Wilson 12+1 T Kirkup 8 D Lamming 5
PARKWOOD A
G Stringer 18 B Green 13+1 P Holmes 12+1 R Mahmood 12+1 A Brownwell 10 D Robinson 8 R Oxley 6+1 J Burke 3
 
29 August 1983 NEWCASTLE B Team v PARKWOOD B (SHEFFIELD) Challenge Won 73-55
NEWCASTLE B
D Yeardley 15 D Lamming 14 K Oldham 14 G Parr 11+3 C Oldham 9+2 S Gray 8+1 M Jacques 2+1
PARKWOOD B
W Brown 15 J Scott 12 S Cadman 10 J Candwell 5 A Hobson 5 G Birney 4 P Candwell 4
 
4 September 1983 NEWCASTLE OB'S v NEWCASTLE REDS Lothian League OB'S lost 88-90
NEWCASTLE OB'S
S Craig 19 N Carson 16 B Mills 13 D Lamming 11+1
D Yeardley 10+2 C Oldham 7+1 G Parr 6+1 M Jacques 6
NEWCASTLE REDS
P Robson 157+1 J Wilson 16 T Kirkup 15+2 M Parr 13+1, A Murray 11+2 K Oldham 11 S Gray 7+1 .........7 riders only
 
 
9 September 1983 GLASGOW v NEWCASTLE OB'S Lothian League Away Lost 87 - 93
GLASGOW
R Shanks 18 J Speirs 17 D Henderson 13+1 K Aitkin 12
C Mackie 11+3 A Robertson 10+3 A McCall 10+2 J Beukman 2
NEWCASTLE OB'S
P Marshall 19 S Craig 18+1 B Mills 13 D Yeardley 12
D Lamming 9 N Carson 8+1 C Oldham 4 G Parr 4
 
9 September 1983 GLASGOW v NEWCASTLE REDS Lothian League Away Won 93 - 78
GLASGOW
J Speirs 14+1 R Shanks 14 D Henderson 14 A Lang 12
K Aitkin 10 A Robertson 7+1 C Mackie 7+1 A McCall 0
NEWCASTLE REDS
M Parr 17+2 P Robson 15+1 J Wilson 15 (4) T Kirkup 14 (4) A Murray 11+1 K Olham 9 L Wallace 8(4) S Gray 4(4)
 
 
2 October 1983 ANNFIELD v NEWCASTLE REDS Lothian League Won 110 - 65
2 October 1983 ANNFIELD v NEWCASTLE OB' Lothian League Won 99 - 70
Scorers unavailable
 
The 1983 season proved to be the most successful ever in the history of the Newcastle Cycle Speedway Club. Both teams (Reds and Orange and Blacks) took the Lothian League by storm. The Reds were league winners, losing only one match away at Portobello from the 12 ridden. Orange and Blacks finished runners-up by the smallest of margins, 2 race points ahead of Portobello.
 
 
Final Lothian League Table For The 1983 Season

1.

Newcastle Reds

22                                                                                                 
2. Newcastle Orange /Blacks 16
3. Portobello 16
4. Meadowbank 12
5. Glasgow 8
6. Annfield 6
7. Broomhall 2

End of 1983 season averages, including bonus points

1.

Stuart Craig

Orange & Blacks

18.10
2. John Wilson Reds 17.20
3. Paul Marshall   Orange & Blacks  17.00 
4. Phil Robson  Reds  17.00 
5. Michael Parr  Reds   16.90 
6. Andy Murray   Reds  16.70 
7. Brian Mills  Orange & Blacks   16.65 
8. Terry Kirkup  Reds   14.85 
9. Dave Lamming  Orange & Blacks   13.65 
10. Dave Yeardley  Orange & Blacks    12.85 
11. Norman Carson  Orange & Blacks  12.65 
12. Keith Oldham  Reds  10.25 
13. Colin Oldham  Orange & Blacks  8.95 
14. Shane Gray   Reds  8.85 
15. Len Wallace  Reds  8.70 
16. Gavin Parr  Orange & Blacks   8.25 
17. Mike Jacques  Orange & Blacks   7.50 
18. Neale Moore  Reds  6.65 
 
The 1983 Newcastle Riders' Championship proved to be a close and entertaining meeting. Terry Kirkup was a deserved if unexpected, winner, while a run-off was needed to decide the other rostrum places. The programme appears below: -

 
 
 
The top 4 of the 1983 Newcastle Riders' Championship with Barry Wallace, Newcastle Speedway announcer and good friend of cycle speedway. 
 

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