Sheffield Speedway Memorabilia

Key: • denotes Supplementary Reserve
Sheffield 'Tigers' v Leicester 'Lions' British League 9th May, 1968
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1. Charlie Monk 3 2 1 1' 7+1
2. John Dews © • 0 ef 0 0 0
3. Brian Maxted 1 2 3 3 9
4. Arnold Haley tps 1' 2' 2' 5+3
5. Bengt Larsson 2' 2 3 2 9+1
6. Bob Paulson 3 1' 1 1 6+1
7. Billy Bales 3 3 3 9
Terry Thornhill 3 4 5 3 3 3 2 5 4 5 1 4 3
Sheffield 'Tigers' 3 7 12 15 18 21 23 28 32 37 38 42 45
Leicester 'Lions' 3 5 6 9 12 15 19 20 22 23 28 30 33
Ron Wilson 3 2 1 3 3 3 4 1 2 1 5 2 3
1. Ray Wilson © 2 3 2 2' ef 9+1
2. John Boulger 1' 2 0 0 3+1
3. Anders Michanek 2 3 3 3 3 14
4. George Major 0 0 1 - 1
5. John Hart 1 1 1 2 5
6. Norman Storer 0 - 0 0 0
7. Vic White 1' 0 1+1
Track record = 67.6
C.Featherby & I.Mauger
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69.069.069.470.668.8 70.470.670.870.671.0 70.870.670.2

Team positions were determined by the last six official matches. Billy Bales failed to score in the away fixture against Cradley and he dropped to reserve while top scorer Bob Paulson over hauled Brian Maxted to become third heat leader.

The Lions were expected to put up a fight tracking two star riders in Ray Wilson and Anders Michanek along with two ex-Tigers in George Major and John Hart. Charlie Monk returned to the saddle after illness but Bengt Larsson top scored beaten only by Michanek. Billy Bales beat Anders on his way to a three ride maximum and Brian Maxted returned another solid score to send the Lions away pointless.

A trip to the world final in Sweden organized by the supporters club was advertised in the programme. Leaving from the stadium car park at 9:00am by coach, with a meal outward bound on the plane, tickets cost £20 and were limited to 78 persons. Applications to Mr. R.Glover at the supporters kiosk.

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