Pirates suffer rare home reverse

5:00pm Thursday 18th April 2013

IMPRESSIVE Wolverhampton punished the lacklustre Pirates as the Dorset club’s long and proud unbeaten record at Wimborne Road was left in tatters.

Land blow for Wildcats

Dorset Echo: NO-GO: Weymouth Wildcats, from left: Tim Allan (team manager), Jay Herne, Brendan Johnson, Richard Andrews and Danny Stoneman at the club’s last outing

8:53am Tuesday 17th July 2012

LANDOWNERS have pulled the plug on providing a potential new home for the Weymouth Wildcats.

Tim is maximum man for winning Wildcats

Dorset Echo: STAR MAN: Tim Webster scored a 15-point maximum at Plymouth

8:45am Monday 2nd April 2012

TIM Webster was the star of the show for the nomadic Weymouth Wildcats as they pulled off a 10-point triumph at the Plymouth Devils.

Wildcats triumph at Plymouth

10:07pm Friday 30th March 2012

THE nomadic Weymouth Wildcats beat Plymouth 50-40 in a challenge meeting at the St Boniface Arena tonight.

Wildcats flying with Falcons

Dorset Echo: FORMER SKIPPER: David Mason

8:40am Saturday 24th March 2012

THE nomadic Weymouth Wildcats will be back on track at Plymouth Speedway next Friday when they clash with the Exeter Falcons.

Cats back on track at Plymouth

Dorset Echo: BACK FOR WEYMOUTH: Tim Webster

8:42am Thursday 22nd March 2012

WEYMOUTH Wildcats will be resurrected for a Challenge Meeting at Plymouth next Friday.

Opposition to plans at former raceway

Dorset Echo: END OF THE LINE: The Wessex Raceway is dug up

8:50am Friday 23rd December 2011

AN APPLICATION has been made to change the use of the land which was once the home of the Weymouth Wildcats.

Battey in offer to find land for Wildcats

Dorset Echo: CLOSED DOWN: The Wessex Raceway

8:41am Thursday 8th December 2011

ERNIE Battey has promised to tip off the Weymouth Wildcats if any suitable land becomes available in the town for a prospective new home.

Last nail in Cats' coffin as track is dug up

Dorset Echo: END OF THE LINE: The Wessex Raceway is dug up

8:40am Saturday 19th November 2011

IT appears the death knell has sounded in Harold Doonan’s quest to revive the Weymouth Wildcats.

A bitter sweet reunion for Wildcats

Dorset Echo: REUNITED: Weymouth Wildcats officials and former riders, from left to right: Nick White, Alex McLeod, Harold Doonan, Terry Day, Kyle Newman, Buzz Burrows and Jem Dicken

8:21am Tuesday 15th November 2011

ON the first anniversary of Weymouth Wildcats’ demise, fans’ favourite Terry Day has expressed his frustration following a year on the sidelines.

Mason determined to see Cats return

Dorset Echo: WEYMOUTH RETURN: Ex-skipper David Mason

8:25am Friday 11th November 2011

FORMER captain David Mason is praying the Wildcats can avoid another 19-year exile.

Allan eyes more challenges for Cats

Dorset Echo: ON TRACK: Weymouth Wildcats and Exeter Falcons line up

8:13am Monday 10th October 2011

WEYMOUTH Wildcats could be back on track next season competing in challenge meetings.

Jem leads tribute to Cats' guru Neil

Dorset Echo: TRACK LEGEND: Neil Street

8:40am Saturday 8th October 2011

FORMER Wildcats’ team manager Jem Dicken has paid tribute to his 1980s predecessor – the late Neil Street.

Weymouth Wildcats on track in Somerset

Dorset Echo: FRUSTRATING YEAR: Brendan Johnson

8:23am Wednesday 5th October 2011

THE nomadic Weymouth Wildcats will take part in a six-heat second-half event at Somerset Speedway on Friday night.

End of an era party for Wildcats

Dorset Echo: ORGANISER: Jem Dicken

8:40am Saturday 17th September 2011

LIFELONG Wildcats supporter Harold Doonan and former team manager Jem Dicken are arranging an End of Era Party, which will take place at Weymouth Football Club on November 12 (7.30pm).

Cats' return will not be a one-off

Dorset Echo: LAST-HEAT DECIDER: Tim Webster (yellow), Karl Mason (white), Jay Herne (blue) and Seemond Stephens (red) in the Tony Sanford Memorial meet at Plymouth

8:57am Thursday 25th August 2011

TIM Allan is determined to “keep the Wildcats’ name alive” after narrowly missing out on the Tony Sanford Memorial Trophy.

Wildcats back on track

Dorset Echo: TOP CATS: Pictured are, from left: Tim Allan (team manager), Jay Herne, Brendan Johnson, Richard Andrews and  Danny Stoneman

8:50am Saturday 20th August 2011

WEYMOUTH Wildcats finished runners-up to Trelawny in the Tony Sanford Memorial meeting at Plymouth last night.

Revved up for Weymouth Wildcats

Dorset Echo: ON TRACK FOR CATS: Karl Mason

8:30am Friday 19th August 2011

THE Wildcats are back on track tonight at the home of their biggest rivals – the Plymouth Devils (7.30pm).

Wildcats back to honour Sanford


8:30am Saturday 13th August 2011

WEYMOUTH Wildcats will return for one night only next Friday night when they take to the track at the St Boniface Arena in Plymouth for the Tony Sanford Memorial Meeting alongside the Devils and fellow defunct clubs Exeter and Trelawny (7.30pm).

Shock after ex-Pirate found dead

Dorset Echo: LED THE TRIBUTES: Matt Ford

8:18am Monday 23rd May 2011

SHOCKED Pirates’ chief Matt Ford has led the tributes to former Wimborne Road star Matej Ferjan.

Letwin to fight on land use

Dorset Echo: UP FOR THE FIGHT: Oliver Letwin

8:37am Friday 20th May 2011

OLIVER Letwin insists he will fight any attempts to change the use of the land surrounding the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Politicians get behind Cats

Dorset Echo: STILL HOPE: Local MP's are putting their weight behind saving the Wildcats

9:27am Thursday 19th May 2011

HAROLD Doonan is bidding to get a covenant put on the land surrounding the Bob Lucas Stadium.

No change from Wessex over speedway track

9:55am Wednesday 6th April 2011

WESSEX Delivery Partnership LLP has sent a letter to Harold Doonan reaffirming their stance over the vacant Wessex Raceway.

Doonan gives up the fight

Dorset Echo: POSSIBLE LIFELINE: Harold Doonan hopes to keep speedway alive

8:40am Saturday 5th March 2011

HAROLD Doonan has conceded defeat in his battle with the landowners of the Wessex Raceway.

New home search for Wildcats

Dorset Echo: POSSIBLE LIFELINE: Harold Doonan hopes to keep speedway alive

8:18am Thursday 17th February 2011

HAROLD Doonan’s consortium will begin their search for a new home for the Wildcats in the coming weeks.

Council and WDP blow for Cats

Dorset Echo: POSSIBLE LIFELINE: Harold Doonan hopes to keep speedway alive

8:40am Saturday 12th February 2011

WEST Dorset District Council is not ruling out a change of use for the land surrounding the Bob Lucas Stadium, claiming that any future planning application would be “judged on its merits”.

Doonan to take fight to Sindall

Dorset Echo: AWAITING A DECISION: Harold Doonan

9:30am Wednesday 9th February 2011

HAROLD Doonan insists his consortium must “fight dirty” in their bid to save the Wildcats from extinction.

Cats roared on

Dorset Echo: SAVE OUR SPEEDWAY: Speedway fans with Harold Doonan, front centre

8:32am Monday 7th February 2011

Speedway fans turned out in force at the weekend to support Harold Doonan’s bid to save the Wildcats.

Start talking, pleads Day

Dorset Echo: GUTTED: Terry Day

8:50am Saturday 5th February 2011

TERRY Day has backed Harold Doonan’s bid to save the Weymouth Wildcats and has appealed to the landowners of the Wessex Raceway to open up negotiations on the lease.

Harold's SOS for Wildcats

Dorset Echo: RESCUE BID: Harold Doonan is staging a Save Our Speedway meeting on Saturday

8:44am Wednesday 2nd February 2011

HAROLD Doonan is staging a ‘Save Our Speedway’ rally at his yard in Lynch Lane, Weymouth on Saturday (10.30am) in a last-ditch bid to keep the popular sport in the town.

Doonan: We’ve done everything to save Wildcats

Dorset Echo: STILL HOPEFUL: Harold Doonan

8:40am Saturday 29th January 2011

HAROLD Doonan has insisted his consortium has done everything it can to try and save the Weymouth Wildcats from extinction.

National no-go for Wildcats

Dorset Echo: AT THE TAPES: Heat 10 line-up – Ashley Birks (white), James Cockle (red), Kyle Newman (yellow) and Gary Cottham (blue)

8:36am Thursday 27th January 2011

SPEEDWAY in Weymouth looks dead and buried.

Wildcats head for extinction

3:42pm Wednesday 26th January 2011

WEYMOUTH Wildcats have taken another step towards extinction with confirmation that they will not compete in this year's National League.

Make a decision on Wildcats

Dorset Echo: NO PROGRESS: Weymouth Wildcats' future is still up in the air as talks stall

8:45am Thursday 20th January 2011

HAROLD Doonan’s attempts to save the Wildcats from extinction have been stalled by the silence of landlords Wessex Delivery Partnership.

Wildcats’ future still unresolved

Dorset Echo: AWAITING A DECISION: Harold Doonan

10:06am Thursday 23rd December 2010

THE future of Weymouth speedway is to remain unresolved until after the New Year.

Meeting is on track

Dorset Echo: LIFELINE FOR CATS? Craig Robinson is set to hold talks with Malcolm Curtis tomorrow

8:56am Thursday 9th December 2010

POTENTIAL saviour Craig Robinson is set to hold talks with Malcolm Curtis tomorrow in a bid to secure the Wildcats’ future.

Cats’ future is hanging by a thread

9:14am Tuesday 7th December 2010

THE future of Weymouth speedway continues to hang in the balance ahead of today’s BSPA declaration meeting.

Wildcats saved?

Dorset Echo: POSSIBLE LIFELINE: Harold Doonan hopes to keep speedway alive

8:56am Thursday 25th November 2010

FORMER club sponsor Harold Doonan is on a mission to rescue the Weymouth Wildcats from extinction.

Cats' chief hits back in pay row

Dorset Echo: RESPONSE: Phil Bartlett

8:38am Thursday 18th November 2010

PHIL Bartlett has hit back in his war of words with Wildcat James Cockle.

Cockle's blast at Bartlett

Dorset Echo: HAPPIER TIMES: James Cockle with Phil Bartlett

8:48am Wednesday 17th November 2010

ECHO rider of the year James Cockle has blasted outgoing chairman Phil Bartlett for not being up front about the Weymouth Wildcats’ financial problems.

Cats run out of lives

Dorset Echo: LOCK-OUT: The Wessex Raceway

8:41am Tuesday 16th November 2010

WEYMOUTH Wildcats are on the verge of extinction after the Wessex Raceway was repossessed.

Cockle crowned

Dorset Echo: NUMBER ONE: James Cockle receives the Dorset Echo Rider of the Year from Phil Bartlett

8:35am Thursday 11th November 2010

JAMES Cockle scooped the Dorset Echo Rider of the Year at the Weymouth Weyline Wildcats’ end of the season presentation.

National League to stay, says Cats’ boss

8:30am Saturday 6th November 2010

WANTAWAY promoter Phil Bartlett has confirmed that the National League “will survive” and could be stronger than ever in 2011.

Ex-Cat Smart takes riders' title

Dorset Echo: CHAMPION: Lee Smart

8:26am Monday 1st November 2010

FORMER Weymouth Wildcat Lee Smart was crowned National League Riders’ Champion in a thrilling finale at Rye House.

Bartlett closing in on deal

8:40am Saturday 30th October 2010

PHIL Bartlett believes a deal to sell the Weymouth Weyline Wildcats may be finalised within “weeks” after revealing he has been in talks with a potential suitor.

Tributes paid as Brown bows out

Dorset Echo: SWANSONG: Tom Brown

8:59am Monday 25th October 2010

STAND-IN team manager John Adams paid tribute to Wild-cats’ skipper Tom Brown after the latter bowed out of speedway in yesterday’s 58-36 National Trophy defeat at Newport.

Cottham's prize

Dorset Echo: TOP THREE: Gary Cottham, centre, with the winner’s trophy, Richard Andrews, second, right, and third, James Cockle, left

8:40am Saturday 23rd October 2010

PHIL Bartlett’s four-year tenure at the helm of the Weymouth Weyline Wildcats came to an end last night at the Wessex Raceway.

Wildcats' sale price drops to £1

8:38am Friday 22nd October 2010

SPEEDWAY in Weymouth could come to an end following tonight’s final home meeting of the season – despite wantaway chairman Phil Bartlett lowering the Weyline Wildcats’ asking price to just £1 in a last-ditch bid to get shot of the club.

Day keen on return to Wessex

Dorset Echo: BACK IN THE SADDLE: Terry Day

8:50am Thursday 21st October 2010

TERRY Day has not ruled out a return to Weymouth next year, providing the Wildcats remain in existence.

Cats May be saved

Dorset Echo: CONSORTIUM: Garry May

8:30am Saturday 16th October 2010

BOURNEMOUTH Buccaneers team manager Garry May is leading a consortium which hopes to save the Weymouth Weyline Wildcats.

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