Tuesday July 17, 2018
BIRMINGHAM skipper Tom Bacon says it will be an honour to lead his side in their 90th Anniversary meeting against Mildenhall at Perry Barr on Wednesday (7.30).

Last week marked 90 years since the Brummies’ first ever meeting in the second city and a night of celebration has been planned to commemorate the occasion.

The main event sees Birmingham host Mildenhall in the Travel Plus National League – the two main sides tipped for honours in the pre-season predictions.

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies will be without dislocated shoulder victim Danyon Hume though – and captain Bacon says it’s part of his role to ensure his team-mates do everything they can to maintain their 100 per cent home record.

“We’ve had so much bad luck this season and things really are going against us with injuries,” Bacon said.

“We can’t let it affect us though because we’ve got some big fixtures coming up and what the rest of the team have to do is step things up another level.

“It should be a really entertaining meeting against Mildenhall though and it’s going to be great for all of us to be involved on such a special occasion.

“From a personal point of view, to captain Birmingham is a real honour anyway but to be the captain on the night where they’ll be celebrating such a milestone will be even more special.

“It’s a club with so much history and the fans are so passionate and proud.

“Beating Mildenhall would be a massive result for us anyway, because they’re such a strong side, but to beat them on the 90th Anniversary night would mean a lot to everyone.”

Owners Peter and David Mason have confirmed former Birmingham riders Andy and Alan Grahame, Paul Evitts, Brent Werner, John Hart, Archie Wilkinson and Arthur Browning are just some of the names to accept invitations with more expected on the night.

There will be some vintage demonstration races plus Midland Development League action between the Birmingham Ductair Electrics Bulls and Peterborough.

Admission is £13 adults, £12 concessions, £3 juniors (12-16) while kids 11 and under go FREE.

BIRMINGHAM: Tom Bacon, Callum Walker, Danyon Hume R/R, Leon Flint, James Shanes, Arran Butcher, Sheldon Davies.

MILDENHALL: Ryan Kinsley, Drew Kemp, Josh Bailey, Danny Halsey, Danny Ayres, Matt Marson, Sam Woods.

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