So, the Seventies arrive at NCSC.
We joined the compact Northern Premier League with teams from Halifax, Sheffield, Manchester, Leicester and Teesside. This was to become even more compact half way through the season with Newcastle leading the league table and potentially on their way to their first ever "National" title.
Our extremely vague group recollection from our now regular 2011 get-togethers is that Teesside and Ivy House pulled out and the thing then just collapsed. Not just the league, but also the Newcastle Club for an as yet unknown reason, and it was going to be 1978 before the next Resurrection came.
The End of the Start
Our Licence to Thrill:
The Start of the End
The Restart - 1978
- Ivy House (Halifax)
- Denton (Manchester)
- Parkwood (Sheffield)
- Sheffield Stars
And it seems that Newcastle were on the way to winning it when the whole thing caved in!
1978 - Secretary: Ashie Patterson (2 tracks) running local practice matches and home and away challenge matches.
- Oct 7th v Edinburgh Select home lost 84-95
- Oct 15th v Anlaby (Hull) home lost 72-106
- Oct 22nd v Anlaby away lost 63-116
- Oct 22nd v Tranby away "B" team lost 53-75
- Oct 27th v Edinburgh Select away lost 74-101
- Oct 27th v Edinburgh away "B" team lost 68-109
1979 - Secretary: Ashie Patterson (2 tracks) running in the Lothian League with 8 teams;
- East Kilbride
- Forth/Bridgend combo
and a 3 team local league comprising;
We warmed up for the season by losing a Challenge Match against an Edinburgh Select side containing THREE Murphys at Davidson's Mains on Sunday 11th March 75-83. Colin Grant and John Allen rode for the short-handed Scots.