History of Newcastle
Cycle Speedway
 

 
 
Newcastle 1988
 
 
The above references to Gavin and Michael misses their surname Parr
 
 
 
The details for this year are from an end of season report written by Terry Kirkup. While all results are here, individual scorers for meetings are not available, save for some where the highest scores are given. Meetings are in the order they were ridden, but the exact dates are not available.
Newcastle Rebels continued in the British League (North) Division and had a very successful season at senior and junior level.
 
SHEFFIELD (Away)
Division 1 Sheffield 88 Newcastle 87
Division 2 Sheffield 62 Newcastle 73 S Milburn 18
 
STOCKPORT (Home)
Division 1 Newcastle 100 Stockport 79 M Parr 20 G Parr 19 A Murray 17
Division 2 Newcastle 77 Stockport 65
 
TAMESIDE (Away)
Division 1 Tameside 95 Newcastle 84
Division 2 Tameside 58 Newcastle 66
 
BURY (Home)
Division 1 Newcastle 109 Bury 67 M Parr 20 G Parr 20 J Wilson 17
Division 2 Newcastle 101 Bury 62 ( - 33 )
 
HULL (Away)
Division 1 Hull 69 Newcastle 107 A Murray 19+1 G Parr 19 M Parr 18 J Wilson 18
Division 2 Hull 65 ( -47 ) Newcastle 112  A Patterson 15 M Jaques 13 D Lamming 13
 
MANCHESTER (Away)
Division 1 Manchester 94 Newcastle 85 M Parr 18 G Parr 16
Division 2 Manchester 75 Newcastle 71
 
HECKMONDWIKE (Home)
Division 1 Newcastle 92 Heckmondwike 83 M Parr 18 G Parr 17 J Keith 17
Division 2 Newcastle 78 Heckmondwike 68 ( - 17 ) B Mills unbeaten
 
SHEFFIELD (Home)
Division 1 Newcastle 90 Sheffield 70
Division 2 Newcastle 82 Sheffield 70 ( - 25 ) T Kirkup unbeaten
 
STOCKPORT (Away)
Division 1 Stockport 87 Newcastle 91
Division 2 Stockport 75 Newcastle 59 ( - 19 ) B Mills 15 M Jacques 13 D Lamming 12 A Patterson 12
 

 
 
Action and celebrations in the pits following the last heat win over Stockport
 
 
TAMESIDE (Home)
Division 1 Newcastle 112 Tameside 64 B Mills 19 J Wilson 19 P Marshall 19 M Parr 18 A Murray 18
Division 2 Newcastle 91 Tameside 0 Tameside did not ride and forfeited the points and were fined 100
 
BURY (Away)
Division 1 Bury 82 Newcastle 94 M Parr 19 A Murray 18 J Keith 16
Division 2 Bury 66 Newcastle 75 T Kirkup A Patterson D Lamming and M Jacques unbeaten
 
HULL (Home)
Division 1 Newcastle 124 Hull 56
Division 2 Newcastle 82 Hull 67 B Mills D Lamming and A Patterson unbeaten, M Jacques 15
 
MANCHESTER (Home)
Division 1 Newcastle 108 Manchester 66 M Parr 20 J Wilson 19 G Parr 19
Division 2 Newcastle 89 Manchester 67 ( - 24 ) T Kirkup 15 D Lamming 12 A Patterson 12 M Jacques 12
 
HECKMONDWIKE (Away)
Division 1 Heckmondwike 96 Newcastle 80 A Murray 17 M Parr 17
Division 2 Heckmondwike 54 Newcastle 87 A Patterson and T Kirkup unbeaten, S Craig 14
 

 
 
Newcastle v Midlands Team Whitley
(Cup Competition)
 
Photos from that meeting are below.
 


 
Final League Tables
Division 1
Pos. Team M W D L For Against W D L For Against Points
1 HECKMONDWIKE 14 7 0 0 707 540 6 0 1 657 583 26
2 NEWCASTLE   14 7 0 0 735 494 3 0 4 628 611 20
3 SHEFFIELD   14 5 1 0 672 569 4 0 4 645 585 19
4 MANCHESTER  14 5 0 2 690 560 3 1 4 618 613 17
5 TAMESIDE 14 4 0 3 654 583 3 0 5 593 657 14
6 STOCKPORT 14 4 0 3 681 568 2 0 5 593 657 12
7 BURY 14 1 0 6 592 650 0 0 7 514 731 2
8 HULL 14 0 0 7 511 733 0 0 7 449 805 0
 
In Division 1, Newcastle were unbeaten at home, and were the only team to beat champions, Heckmondwike

Division 2
Pos. Team M W D L For Against W D L For Against Points
1 NEWCASTLE 14 7 0 0 600 401 5 0 2 543 455 24
1 MANCHESTER 14 7 0 0 599 453 5 0 2 555 484 24
3 STOCKPORT 14 7 0 0 593 423 4 0 3 552 447 22
4 SHEFFIELD 14 5 0 2 573 435 3 0 4 567 458 16
5 TAMESIDE 14 4 0 3 564 540 1 0 6 437 584 10
6 HECKMONDWIKE 14 3 0 4 495 599 2 0 5 511 568 10
7 HULL 14 2 0 5 483 663 0 0 7 432 667 4
8 BURY 14 1 0 6 467 595 0 0 7 512 711 0
 
In Division 2, Newcastle were also unbeaten at home and although had a better points difference had to share the league title with Manchester.
 
Final individual averages are as follows. Race average is out of 4, match average is out of 20 Final figure is the rider's position in the overall league averages.
DIVISION 1
Rider Meetings Rides Points BPs. Tot Pts RA MA Nat. Pos.
1 Michael Parr 14 70 238 14 252 3.60 18.00 2
2 Andy Murray 14 69 205 22 227 3.29 16.45 10
3 Gavin Parr 14 70 215 11 226 3.23 16.15 14
4 John Wilson 14 67 183 17 200 2.99 14.95 22
5 Paul Marshall 12 51 126 14 140 2.75 13.73 31
6 Jason Keith 14 70 176 16 192 2.74 13.71 32
7 Brian Mills 12 48 107 15 122 2.54 12.70 43
8 Stuart Craig 2 4 10 0 10 2.50 12.50 ----
9 Terry Kirkup 9 31 61 7 68 2.19 10.95 52
10 Steven Milburn 6 21 38 5 43 2.05 10.25 ----
11 Dave Lamming 1 3 4 0 4 1.33 5.32 ----
                 
DIVISION 2              
  Rider Meetings Rides Points BPs. Tot Pts RA MA Nat. Pos.
1 Brian Mills 3 12 43 4 47 3.92 19.60 ----
2 Terry Kirkup 7 28 97 6 103 3.67 18.35 2
3 Stuart Craig 1 4 13 1 14 3.50 17.50 ----
4 Dave Lamming 12 49 160 9 169 3.49 17.45 8
5 Steven Milburn 2 9 29 1 30 3.33 16.65 ----
6 Graham Strong 1 5 16 0 16 3.20 16.00 ----
7 Ashie Patterson 12 47 135 13 148 3.15 15.75 12
8 Michael Jacques 12 50 148 5 153 3.06 15.30 15
9 Ean Bruce 1 4 12 0 12 3.00 15.00 ----
10 Anthony McCartney 8 32 62 9 71 2.22 11.10 33
11 Ian Beak 1 5 11 0 11 2.20 11.00 ----
12 Kevin McCartney 8 10 16 0 16 1.60 8.00 37
13 Steven Morley 9 38 55 3 58 1.53 7.65 39
14 Phillip Morley 11 42 50 2 52 1.24 6.20 42
16 Paul Henderson 2 3 2 0 2 0.67 3.35 ----
  
 
Hull v Newcastle
(Newcastle Blue & Yellow)
 
 
 
Action from the home of Hull. Photos from the camera of Eddie Parr.
 


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