Sheffield v Leicester programme cover
Sheffield 'Tigers' v Leicester 'Hunters' Provincial League 21st June, 1962
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1. Ron Bagley 3 3 2 2' 10+1
2. Clive Featherby - 3 - - 3
3. Tony Robinson 3 2' 3 3 11+1
4. Ronnie Rolfe 2' 3 3 1 9+1
5. Guy Allott © f 3 3 3 9
6. Jack Winstanley 1 1 1 ef 3
7. Alan Jay 0 1 1 2' 0 4+1
Ernest Palmer 3 5 4 1 4 5 4 5 2 4 4 3 5
Sheffield 'Tigers' 3 8 12 13 17 22 26 31 33 37 41 44 49
Leicester 'Hunters' 3 4 6 11 13 14 16 17 21 23 25 28 29
Ron Wilson 3 1 2 5 2 1 2 1 4 2 2 3 1
1. Harry Edwards - 0 2 1 3
2. Vic White 1' 2 2 f 5+1
3. Rick France 0 f - 0 0
4. Slant Payling 1 2 0 ef 3
5. Eric Hockaday 3 0 3 2 2 10
6. Norman Hunter 2' 1 1 1' 5+2
7. Tony Eadon 2 0 1 3
Track record = 69.8
C.Featherby, 5th April '62
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Sheffield v Leicester programme back pageInjuries and illness bedevilled the Tigers, and those who were fit were suffering with machine problems. The Tigers had recently lost away at Poole without Clive Featherby, and narrowly won the return 24hrs later still without Clive, and also missing Ken Handscombe who had been injured at Wimborne Road. Still without Clive we then lost 22-56 at Cradley before going out of the KO Cup thanks to a 22-74 drubbing at Newcastle.

Frank Varey had obviously read them the riot act and the Tigers tore into Provincial League newcomers Leicester rattling up a twenty point victory even though Clive Featherby only managed one start. Guy Allott fell in his first ride but was then unbeatable, Tony Robinson carded a paid maximum, and Ronnie Rolfe just missed one himself when beaten by Harry Edwards in heat 11.

Clive Featherby had obviously sorted out the gremlins during the interval as he won his second-half scratch race in the fastest time of the evening before winning the final from Guy, Tony and Ron. Derrol Melbin had been called into the team against Poole the previous week and had gloriously won heat 1, but he didn't even qualify for the reserves final which was won by Alan Jay from a Belle Vue junior by the name of John Dews.

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