|Halifax 'Dukes' v Sheffield 'Tigers'||
1st April 1972
|1. Eric Boocock ©||3||3||3||3||2||14|
|2. Alan Jay||2'||0||1||1||4+1|
|3. Dave Younghusband||0||0||2||r||2|
|4. Greg Kentwell||0||3||0||-||3|
|5. Preben Rosenkilder||2||0||-||1||3|
|6. Mike Hiftle||2||2||3||1'||0||8+1|
|7. Chris Bailey||0||0||-||0|
|1. Arnold Haley||1||2||f||2'||5+1|
|2. Bob Paulson ©||0||1'||2'||-||3+2|
|3. Reidar Eide||1||1'||2||3||7+1|
|4. Bob Valentine||3||2||2||3||10|
|5. Bert Harkins||1||1'||0||1||3+1|
|6. Doug Wyer||1||2||1'||4+1|
|7. Reg Wilson||3||3||3||3||12|
|Track record = 65.2|
Boocock & Younghusband
Peter Hale wrote in the Speedway Star & News Vol.21 No.2
SHEFFIELD reserve Reg Wilson was the hero of their victory on the opening night of the Halifax season. He quickly adapted to the track which rode remarkably well after 24 hours of rain and reeled off four successive wins to earn the traditional "bumps" from his team-mates when he returned to the pits.
The Tigers all-round teamwork earned them victory, but credit should also go to another of their ex-Division II men, Bob Valentine, for his determination which netted ten points.
Sheffield were generally quicker away from the gate and only Eric Boocock and reserve Mike Hiftle consistently matched the Tigers. Boocock won four races but had to settle for second place in a thrilling Heat 12 in which Reidar Eide just held the edge in a close tussle throughout the four laps.
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