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Scotland v England 1971
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Scotland v England 1971

 

Stuart Potter, John Tait and Stuart Baxter had registered for Shields with NACSA, but the Scotland v England test match program for the meeting at Hampden on 30th May showed both Potter and Baxter as Bridgend riders and Tait as a Dunedin rider. This match featured the first Glasgow rider in a Scottish race-jacket for more than ten years when former Hawk Colin Caffrey rode at number 8. In a closely fought meeting, the English riders gradually inched ahead and clinched the result with a five – one win in the penultimate heat when their best riders, Watling and Whiting finished ahead of Tait and Murphy.  The full details were:

Ht 1: Tait (S), Watchman (E), Whiting (E), Baxter (S) 49.6                       3-3       3-3

Ht 2: Garnett (E), Potter (S), Watling (E), Grant (S) 48.0                          2-4       5-7

Ht 3: Pinkerton (S), Parsons (E), Murphy (S), Greenhalgh (E) 47.0           4-2       9-9

Ht 4: Whiting (E), Potter (S), Watchman (E), Grant (S), 47.8                    2-4       11-13

Ht 5: Pinkerton (S), Garnett (E), Watling (E), Murphy (S) 45.4                 3-3       14-16

Ht 6: Greenhalgh (E), Tait (S), Douglas (S), Ellis (E) ex 46.2                    3-3       17-19

Ht 7: Watchman (E), Caffrey (S), Grant (S), Wilson (E) fell 46.2              3-3       20-22

Ht 8: Parsons (E), Baxter (S), Greenhalgh (E), Tait (S),) 47.3                   2-4       22-26

Ht 9:  Pinkerton (S), Garnett (E), Ellis (E), Caffrey (S) 46.4                      3-3       25-29

Ht 10: Wilson (E), Douglas (S), Watling (E), Baxter (S) ex 46.8                2-4       27-33

Ht 11: Grant (S), Greenhalgh (E), Parsons (E), Potter (S), 49.5                 3-3       30-36

Ht 12 Murphy (S), Watchman (E), Pinkerton (S), Whiting (E)                   4-2       34-38

Ht 13: Tait (S), Watling (E), Baxter  (S), Garnett (E), 47.0                        4-2       38-40

Ht 14: Wilson (E), Murphy (S), Parsons (E), Caffrey (S) fell 47.9              2-4       40-44

Ht 15: Whiting (E), Potter (S), Douglas (S), Ellis (E) fell 45.0                     3-3       43-47

Ht 16: Greenhalgh (E), Baxter (S), Garnett (E), Grant (S), 47.0                2-4       45-51

Ht 17: Watling E), Whiting (E), Tait (S), Murphy (S) fell 48.1                   1-5       46-56

Ht 18: Watchman (E), Pinkerton (S), Potter (S), Parsons (E) fell 47.9       3-3       49-59

 

                SCOTLAND                                                                                         ENGLAND

 

Stuart Baxter         0  2  X  1  2             5                              John Watchman            2  1  3  2  3               11

John Tait              3  2  F  3  1               9                              John Whiting                 1  3  0  3  2                9 (+2)

Rab Grant              0  0  1  3  0              4  (+1)                    Derek Garnet                  3  1  1  0  1                6 (+2)

Stuart Potter          2  2  0  2  1              7  (+1)                    John Watling                 1  2  1  2  3                9

Jack Pinkerton      3  3  3  1  2           12                              Kevin Greenhalgh         0  3  1  2  3               9

John Murphy        1  0  3  2  F              6                              Dave Parsons                 2  3  1  1  F              7 (+1)

Allan Douglas      1  2  1                      4  (+2)                      Roger Ellis                     X  2  F                       2

Colin Caffrey         2  0  F                      2                              Dave Wilson                  F  3  3                       6