Tommy Croombs

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Tommy Croombs
Personal information
Nationality British
Date of birth (1906-12-13)December 13, 1906
Place of birth    New Malden
Date of death    October 15, 1980(1980-10-15) (aged 73)
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Lea Bridge
West Ham Hammers
1930-1939, 1947-1948
Individual honours
Team honours
National League Champion
A.C.U. Cup Winner

Thomas 'Tommy' Croombs (13 December 1906 - October 15, 1980) was a Speedway who finished third in the Star Riders' Championship in 1931, the forerunner to the Speedway World Championship.[1] He was born in New Malden, Surrey, England.

He rode for Lea Bridge in 1929 and moved onto the West Ham Hammers in 1930. He stayed with the Hammers until the end of the 1939 season when he retired. In 1947 he made a comeback, riding for West Ham, starting as reserve and then back as a full team member within six weeks.

When West Ham's track, West Ham Stadium was demolished, a road on the new development was named after Croombs.[2]

World final appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
  2. ^ Belton, Brian (2003). Hammerin' Round. Stroud: Tempus Publishing ISBN 0-7524-2438-6
  3. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5