Oxford 'Rebels' v Sheffield 'Tigers' British League 22nd June 1972
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1. Garry Middleton 2 2 1' - - 5+1
2. Oyvind Berg r/r - - - - (1+1)
3. Colin Goody 2 0 0 - 1' 3+1
4. Ken McKinlay 2' 3 1' 2 8+2
5. Rick Timmo f 3 2' 2 1' 2 10+2
6. Norman Strachan 1 1' 2 2 6+1
7. Malcolm Ballard 0 2 1 1' 4+1
8. John Davis 0 0
Eden Hadwin 2 1 5 3 5 2 2 3 3 1 3 3 3
Oxford 'Rebels' 2 3 8 11 16 18 20 23 26 27 30 33 36
Sheffield 'Tigers' 4 9 10 13 14 18 22 25 28 33 36 39 42
Terry Thornhill 4 5 1 3 1 4 4 3 3 5 3 3 3
1. Arnold Haley 3 ef 3 3 9
2. Bob Valentine 1 1 0 - 2
3. Reg Wilson 0 3 3 f 6
4. Doug Wyer 1 1 3 0 5
5. Reidar Eide f 3 tps 3 6
6. Bert Harkins 2' 1 0 3+1
7. Bob Paulson © 3 3 3 2' 0 11+1
Track record = 63.0
P.Craven, 9 May 1963
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"Rebels" averages to 16th June 1972
MatchesRidesPointsBonusC.M.A.
Garry Middleton 1468154½49.32
Oyvind Berg 1465128 98.43
Colin Goody 145080 46.88
Rick Timmo 124445 84.82
Ken McKinlay 143737 74.76
Preben Rosenkilde 72819 73.71
Norman Strachan 123728 43.46
John Davis 62315 12.78
The Tigers travelled to Sandy Lane on this Thursday evening whilst back at Owlerton the British semi-final was being won by Ivan Mauger. The Rebel's Norwegian star Oyvind Berg was currently sidelined with a broken arm which must have contributed towards their poor run of successive home defeats against Poole, Reading and most recently King's Lynn. Dane Preben Rosenkilde was struggling and only averaging 3.71 and had just been released with Eastbourne's young sensation Malcolm Ballard making his debut as a Rebel.

The Tigers started the meeting well but the Rebels seized on Reidar Eide's fall in heat 3 and Arnie Haley's engine problems in heat 5 and the two maximum heat wins gave them a slender lead. From that point onwards a Sheffield rider was first past the flag in every race. Captain Bob Paulson was inspirational as he top scored from the reserve berth claiming three heat wins, as did Arnie. Reg and Reidar had two wins apiece and Doug claimed one.

25 year-old New Zealander Rick Timmo was the Rebels top scorer and he and ex-World finalist Ken McKinlay were the only home race winners. Precocious teenager John Davis won the second half "Young Rebels Romp" from Richard Greer, Gordon Kennett and Roger Johns. The final was an all Sheffield affair with Reidar, Arnie, Reg and Bob Valentine the contenders, but tragically my programme was not completed so I don't know this result. Any helpers?

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