Old Knights get together to chat speedway in Milton Keynes

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MORE than 100 people turned out at a re-union of the Milton Keynes Knights speedway team at the weekend.

There was a good turnout of ex-riders and promoters plus messages of apology from as far away as Australia and New Zealand from people who would otherwise have loved to have been there to reminisce.

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There was old footage from the Groveway and Ellfield Park days playing all night as people reminisced and exchange stories with a lot of MK memorabilia on show.

Former riders attending included Bob Humphreys, Bert Harkins, Derek Harrison and Keith White and former promoter and team manager Ted Jarvis all of whom pleased the crowd with their recollections of speedway in the city from 1978-92.

To finish off a busy weekend for the Knights, the current 2012 junior squad travelled to Leicester on Sunday evening to take on defending MDL champions, Long Eaton Invaders, with Grand Final places up for grabs.

With a comfortable 26-10 win, the MK ‘Alpine Cooling’ Knights extended their lead at the top of the MDL table to 5pts, guaranteeing the top two finish required for Grand Final qualification and at the same time effectively ending the Invaders reign as MDL champions.

Next up for the Knights is ‘home’ match against Sheffield Tiger Cubs at Rye House Speedway, Hoddesdon on Saturday September 8, starting at 7.