Key: denotes Supplementary Reserve
Sunderland 'Saints' v Sheffield 'Tigers' Northern League 5th May 1964
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1. Maury McDermott 1 2 0 2 5
2. Gordon Guasco 2 1 1' 2 6+1
3. Jim Airey 3 1 0 0 4
4. Ken Sharples 1 3 1' 1 6+1
5. Graham Coombes 0 - 0 - 0
6. Ivor Brown (G) 2 3 3 3 11
7. Vic Ridgeon 0 2' 2 1' 5+2
Bill Bridgett 3 4 2 1 5 4 3 3 3 1 2 3 3
Sunderland 'Saints' 3 7 9 10 15 19 22 25 28 29 31 34 37
Sheffield 'Tigers' 3 5 9 14 15 17 20 23 26 31 35 38 41
Frank Varey 3 2 4 5 1 2 3 3 3 5 4 3 3
1. Alan Jay 0 0 2 - 2
2. Craig Featherby © 3 3 2 1' 9+1
3. Ron Bagley 0 1 1 0 2
4. Tommy Roper 2 0 0 3 5
5. Jack Kitchen 1 3 2' 2 8+1
6. John Dews 3 0 3 3 9
7. Dent Oliver 2' 3 1' 6+2
 010203040506070809 10111213
68.271.868.069.470.0 68.669.071.069.267.0 69.469.269.8

Sheffield v Sunderland The Saints suffered a slow start in their debut season at the Boldon stadium losing to Newcastle and Edinburgh at home, suffering a whopping 20-58 defeat at Owlerton and a 28-50 reversal at Glasgow. Promoter Bill Bridgett wasted little time in persuading ex-Belle Vue skipper Ken Sharples back into the saddle, and borrowed Ivor Brown as a guest for this home return against the Tigers. Ivor top scored, and useful returns from Ken and young Aussie Gordon Guasco helped keep the Saints in contention, but alas their losing streak continued.

Despite struggling with both results and the weather it came as a big surprise to the loyal supporters when it was announced during the interval on 9th June that the track was closing down after the meeting that night. Poor attendances were blamed, but the reality was that Wolverhampton speedway, also promoted by Bill Bridgett and Mike Parker, were stuggling and needed strengthening. Gordon Guasco, Jim Airey and Colin McKee all joined the Wolves who recovered to finish 3rd in the league, and Ken Sharples was a revelation at sister track Newcastle as he steered them to a championship win.

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