Norman Parker (speedway rider)

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Norman Parker
Born (1908-01-14)14 January 1908
Birmingham, England
Died 1999 (aged 91)
Nationality  England
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1929-1930 Coventry Bees
1931-1932 Southampton Saints
1932-1933 Clapton Saints
1934-1936, 1938-1939 Harringay Tigers
1946-1953 Wimbledon Dons
Team honours
1950, 1951, 1953 National Trophy winner
1935 London Cup winner

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