20 Mar 1946

Made his debut at Hackney but unable to break into the Hackney team regularly so moved to West Ham for the 1964 season and stayed there until he moved to Kings Lynn in 1968.

Went on to captain England and Great Britain at full International level. Runner-up to Peter Collins in the 1976 World Championship, but became World Pairs Champion with John Louis the same year, repeated the performance in 1977 with Peter Collins, and again in 1978 with Gordon Kennett. British Champion in 1976 and 1977.

Signed as a rider for Mildenhall in 2001 to ride occasionally in the Conference League - aged 55 !