Key: denotes Supplementary Reserve
Sheffield 'Tigers' v Glasgow 'Tigers' British League 25th August 1966
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1. John Dews 3 1' 3 3 3 13+1
2. Arnold Haley 2' 3 1 1 7+1
3. Jack Kitchen 3 2 3 2 2 12
4. John Hart 2' 1 3 1' 7+2
5. Billy Bales 2 1' 3 2' 8+2
6. Bob Paulson r/r - - - - (3+1)
7. Eric Hockaday 2' ef 0 2+1
8. Denis Wasden 0 0
Ernest Palmer 5 5 3 5 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 2 5
Sheffield 'Tigers' 5 10 13 18 21 25 29 32 35 38 42 44 49
Glasgow 'Tigers' 1 2 5 6 9 11 13 16 19 22 24 28 29
Trevor Redmond 1 1 3 1 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 4 1
1. Maurie Mattingly 1 2 2 2 1 8
2. Willie Templeton 0 0 0 - 0
3. Bluey Scott r/r - - - - (3)
4. Alf Wells 1 0 2 - 3
5. Charlie Monk 3 3 2 3 3 14
6. Bill McMillan 0 0 0 - 1 1
7. Johnny Faafeng 1 1' 0 2+1
8. Jimmy McMillan 1' 0 0 1+1
Track record = 67.6
C.Featherby & I.Mauger
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70.871.470.270.670.0 70.469.871.070.469.6 70.670.871.0

Both teams were missing riders through injury and utilised the rider replacement rule, although not to very good effect. Bluey Scott was missing for the Scottish Tigers and Bob Paulson for the Yorkshire ones. Bob, just back in the saddle following a fractured shoulder, had been involved in a four-man pile-up at Dudley Wood the previous weekend. Bob suffered a broken collar-bone, Jack Kitchen hurt his knee and Ivor Brown luckily escaped injury. Tragically Ivor Hughes suffered serious head injuries from which he subsequently died.

Following the runaway win (54-24) over the Heathens at Owlerton hopes were high that we would gain our first away League win, but our heat leaders only scored four points between them. All three had tried hard but couldn't master the conditions while the home riders broke the tapes no fewer than nine times before one of them got fined. (NB. It was not an offence for which you were excluded in those days). Youngster Arnold Haley was congratulated on his top scoring 10 point return.

The battle of the Tigers was very one-sided. Charlie Monk dropped his only point to John Dews but was the Scots Tigers only heat winner. Norwegian Johnny Faafeng scored no more than he had in the Nordic British final one month previously and they also tracked Jimmy, the younger brother of Bill McMillan, on what was to be the first of his many visits to Owlerton.

The Remington Electric Shaver Company (202 Castle Market) sponsored the second half events. In the senior final John Dews once again got the better of Charlie Monk with John Hart third, while Denis Wasden won the Novices event from Derek Jay and Laszlo Munkacsi. John and Denis both received Remington Electric Shavers for their efforts, and another was presented to Arnold Haley as the most popular rider on the night determined by the volume of cheering from the crowd.

The progamme included a tribute to Ivor Hughes and condolences to his family, and a collection on the terraces raised the magnificent sum of 160 (equivalent today to approximately 4,500!).

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