Norman Parker (speedway rider)

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Norman Parker
Personal information
Nationality  England
Date of birth (1908-01-14)January 14, 1908
Place of birth    Birmingham, England
Date of death    1999 (aged 91)
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Coventry Bees
Southampton Saints
Clapton Saints
Harringay Tigers
Wimbledon Dons
1929-1930
1931-1932
1932-1933
1934-1936, 1938-1939
1946-1953
Individual honours
None
Team honours
National Trophy winner
London Cup winner
1950, 1951, 1953
1935

Norman Parker (14 January 1908 – 1999) was an international speedway rider who rode in the inaugural Speedway World Championship in 1936 as a reserve.[1]

Brief career summary[edit]

Born in Birmingham, England, Parker joined Coventry in 1929, and remained there until 1933 when he moved on to join the Southampton Saints.[2] He then moved to Clapton Saints and then the Harringay Tigers.[2] He and his older brother Jack rode in the same teams until the outbreak of war.[2][3] In 1934 Parker made his international debut for England.

After the war Parker joined the Wimbledon Dons and was appointed captain.[2] In 1949 he finished fourth in the Speedway World Championship and made his last World Final appearance in 1951.[4]

World final appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
  2. ^ a b c d Storey, Basil (1947) "Carpentry to Cinders", in Speedway Favourites, Sport-in-Print, p. 8
  3. ^ Jacobs, Norman (2001). Speedway in London. Stroud: Tempus Publishing ISBN 0-7524-2221-9
  4. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5