- Jack Ormston
John Glaholme 'Jack' Ormston (born 30 October 1909 - died 22 June 2007) was a Speedway who finished runner-up in the
Star Riders' Championshipin 1935, the forerunner to the Speedway World Championship. He also competed in the first ever World Final in 1936 (finishing equal fifth). [Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). "A History of the World Speedway Championship". Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5]
He became captain of the Wembley Lions team aged twenty one. While riding for Wembley in 1930 he won the first ever
London Riders' Championshipat the Crystal Palaceand was a member of the England team in the first-ever England v Australia Test Match at Wimbledon Stadium. He rode for England in a total of 13 Test matches against Australia, of which 3 were in Australia in 1937-38.
He subsequently joined Birmingham (Hall Green), and then from 1935-38 rode for the Harringay Racers in
Jack was the last surviving competitor from the original World Final before he passed away aged 97.cite web|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1555627/Jack-Ormston.html|title=Jack Ormston Obituary|date=2007-06-27|publisher=
World Final Appearances
After jack retired from speedway at the end of the 1938 season he became an established racehorse trainer, with over four hundred winners to his credit before he retired from training in 1976.
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1555627/Jack-Ormston.html Obituary - Daily Telegraph]
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