|Sheffield 'Tigers' v Coventry 'Bees'||British League||17th June 1971|
|1. Jim Airey ©||2||3||3||3||11|
|2. Bob Paulson||1'||0||1||2'||4+2|
|3. Bengt Larsson||1'||2||0||1'||4+2|
|4. Bob Valentine||3||2||2||2'||9+1|
|5. Arnold Haley||ef||1'||1'||2||4+2|
|6. Brian Maxted||1||2||0||3|
|7. Doug Wyer||3||3||2||8|
|1. Nigel Boocock ©||3||3||3||3||12|
|2. John Harrhy||0||0||0||-||0|
|3. Jan Simensen||3||1'||0||1||5+1|
|4. Tony Lomas||2||3||0||0||5|
|5. Les Owen||1'||1||1||0||3+1|
|6. Roger Hill||2||2||2||3||1||10|
|7. Ron Mountford||0||0||-||0|
|Track record = 67.2|
Jim Airey, 28 May 1970
Nigel Boocock claimed a maximum but only reserve Roger Hill was able to give him effective backing. The quick starting Bees caused the Tigers a few headaches but the crowd were entertained as the Tigers picked up points the hard way. The match remained closely balanced until the Tigers claimed maximum 5-1's both in heats ten and twelve resulting in an 8 point victory.
Bengt Larsson returned to the side following his world championship rounds in Sweden and Doug Wyer reverted to reserve. Reg Whittaker's programme editorial commented on Doug's praisworthy efforts against Wembley the previous week and how his appearances for second division Berwick were doing him a power of good.
The Senior Individual event was won by Nigel Boocock from Jim Airey, Tony Lomas and Roger Hill. Doug Wyer won the Reserves' Race from Bob Valentine, Reg Wilson, and Dave Kumeta, and the 'Up and Comers' race was won by Peter Bury ahead of Mick Glover and John Blackwell with Norman Trueman a faller.
The next match was away at West Ham and looked like being a tall order as Jim Airey would be engaged in the World Best Pairs so the chances of the Tigers claiming their first away win of the season looked bleak.
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