Cyril Brine

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Cyril Brine
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Personal information
Nationality  England
Date of birth (1918-02-06)6 February 1918
Place of birth    Borehamwood, England
Date of death    1988
Nickname Salty[1]
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Wimbledon Dons 1946-1962
Individual honours
None
Team honours
National League Champion

National Trophy winner
1954, 1955, 1956, 1958,
1959, 1960, 1961
1950, 1951, 1953, 1956,
1959, 1960, 1962

Cyril Harry Brine (born 6 February 1918 in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England[2][3] - died 1988) was an international speedway who qualified for the Speedway World Championship finals twice.[4]

Career summary[edit]

Brine began speedway racing in 1938.[1] He initially rode at the training track at Rye House.[1] Brine spent his entire career with one club, the Wimbledon Dons,[5] where he made over 460 league appearances and scored over 2700 points, a club record. In his seventeen season career with the Dons, he won the National League Championship seven times and the National Trophy seven times.

Brine made his debut for England in 1949. He retired from speedway in early 1963.[1]

Elder brother Percy also rode.[1]

World final appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Cyril 'Salty' Brine Calls it a Day", Speedway Star, 23 March 1963, p. 4
  2. ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
  3. ^ Speedway Star 23 March 1963 suggests he was born in 1920
  4. ^ a b Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
  5. ^ Jacobs, Norman (2001). Speedway in London. Stroud: Tempus Publishing ISBN 0-7524-2221-9