Dream Team : Bill Gibbs
I started watching the Diamonds in 1962 but it was the 1965 season which I will always remember as that was the year we won the Provincial League title! So I am going for the men who did the business when they won down at Poole. That same night 8,000 plus crammed in to Brough Park just to watch a Best Pairs meeting, which was won by Charlie Monk and his partner representing Glasgow. We were getting regular updates as to how the Diamonds were doing against the Pirates!
This article was first published on 9th August 2007
"Sorry about this, but Ken Sharples joined the Diamonds owing to the demise of Sunderland Saints. Incidentally, The Saints promoter, Bill Bridgett, had given 2,000 free tickets to the local population, who enjoyed their free meeting, against Newcastle, very much, but preferred not to return, because they would have had to pay! Hence the real reason for the closure, with Bridgett having lost �6,000 pounds on the venture."
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