|Edinburgh 'Monarchs' v Sheffield 'Tigers'||
4th April 1964
|Umpire: Bill McLeod||01||02||03||04||05||06||07||08||09||10||11||12||13||Tot+Bp|
|1. Willie Templeton||2'||1||0||0||3+1|
|2. Douglas Templeton ©||3||3||3||3||12|
|3. Wayne Briggs||2||3||2||0||7|
|4. Bill Landels||0||0||1||-||1|
|5. George Hunter||2||0||fx||3||5|
|6. Alf Wells||1'||1||ef||-||2+1|
|7. Jimmy Tannock||2'||0||1'||3||6+2|
|1. Alan Jay||1||2||3||1'||7+1|
|2. Dent Oliver||0||1||1'||2'||4+2|
|3. Ron Bagley||3||3||1'||2||9+1|
|4. Tommy Roper||1||2'||3||2||8+1|
|5. Jack Kitchen||3||x||0||2||5|
|6. John Dews||0||2||3||1'||6+1|
|7. Ken Handsombe||0||2'||2+1|
|Track record = 65.6|
Ivan Mauger, 24 Aug 1963
Ian Hoskins programme notes made reference to the split from the Speedway Control Board following the attempted abolishment of the Provincial League. While the National League was in steep decline the Provincial League had attracted three new sides with tracks opening at Sunderland, Newport and at the White City stadium in nearby Glasgow. Indeed two of the Monarchs assets had been transferred to Trevor Redmonds new Tigers, Bill McMillan who lives in Glasgow, and Paisley domiciled Red Monteith.
Doug Templeton was fit and raring to go. Wayne Briggs (Barry's kid brother) was fresh from the New Zealand summer and recovered from his two broken wrists and had won the "Battle of Britain" trophy on Middlesbrough's opening night with 14 points. George Hunter was determined to ride despite suffering from a slipped disc! Local lad Bill Landels had invested in a new frame, Alf Wells had recently married and Jimmy Tannock had been training with the Ashfield Juniors F.C. Willie Templeton was delighted with the new pay rates. "A pound a start and a pound a point throughout," he cried, "Christmas came early this year for a change!"
Reigning Northern League champions for the past two years the Tigers were without their captain Clive Featherby, promoting Dent Oliver to the No.2 slot and bringing in Ken Handscombe at reserve. They found themselves trailing 15-9 after four heats but Ron Bagley and Tommy Roper hit back with a 1-5 in heat 5 and levelled the match with another maximum in heat 8. Heat 9 saw George Hunter excluded for dangerous riding and with Alf Wells breaking down in the rerun the Tigers happily claimed a 0-5 and a four point lead. John Dews beat Wayne Briggs in heat 10 for a share of the race points, and although Monarchs riders won the last three heats the Tigers packed the other scoring positions to claim the away win.
Jimmy Tannock won the second half reserves race from Ken Handscombe and a young lad by the name of Bert Harkins while the Grand Slam final went to Dougie Templeton ahead of Ron Bagley and Wayne Briggs.
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