|Sheffield 'Tigers' v Liverpool 'Pirates'||Provincial League||5th May, 1960|
|1. Derrol Melbin||1||1||-||2||4|
|2. Tony Robinson||3||3||3||3||12|
|3. Jack Winstanley||1||0||1'||-||2+1|
|4. Stuart Hickman ©||3||2||2||3||10|
|5. Alf Parker||2'||1||-||1||2'||6+2|
|6. Jack Kitchen||3||f||2||f||5|
|7. Ron Clarke||ef||1'||1+1|
|1. Brian Craven ©||2||3||3||3||11|
|2. Dave Gerrard||0||1||1||2||4|
|3. Harry Greenhalgh||0||3||0||0||3|
|4. Graham Beattie||2||2'||2||1||7+1|
|5. Dennis Jenkins||1||2||3||0||6|
|6. Roy Peacock||0||0||-||1'||1+1|
|7. Norman Murray||0||0|
After seven years in the doldrums the Tigers had re-opened with a challenge against a Belle Vue reserve team.
The resulting thrashing indicated that they needed urgent strengthening with the visitors young Swede Gote Nordin
being most impressive. Belle Vue's Jack Kitchen had joined
the Tigers as a guest on that occasion and he was quickly signed up along with his team mates Tony Robinson
and Malcolm Bruce. Stuart Hickman, having not ridden since 1952 had done so well he was awarded the captaincy.
Mike Parker had also just resurrected the Liverpool team but had dropped the 'Chads' nickname in favour of the 'Pirates'. Brian Craven was their star attraction but another Belle Vue asset Bob McHugh was absent and Harry Greenhalgh was promoted from reserve. The Tigers raced to a comfortable win but followed this with defeats against Rayleigh, Bristol and Poole as they found their feet.
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