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  1. The regulations provided that a decider would be raced if the riders were level after two heats, but in this case they were not level, the score was 1.5-0.5, so there was a clear winner.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    Les Owen also picked up a third place point plus a bonus for finishing behind Nigel, when Reg Luckhurst had machine failure in heat 10, but no other Bees rider beat an opponent.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    I still can't decide which league performance I saw by JB impressed me most, the 21 points against Reading or his debut meeting in the UK for Long Eaton against Exeter in April 1967, when he rode at reserve and scored a paid maximum (11+1). Probably the 21 points just edges it as Exeter provided poor opposition on the night, with Ray Wilson (12), Jim Lightfoot (11+1) and Anders Michanek (11+1) also unbeaten.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    Sheffield v Bradford, September 1962, Featherby 12, Roper 12, Allott 12.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    I know this doesn't match the criteria but for heavy scoring how about Norwich v USSR Tourists in 1964. For Norwich, Fundin 18, Nygren 17, Hedge 9 and Bales 8 scored 52 out of a total of 53, with the other three riders contributing one point between them from 14 rides. The visitors were double-booked and so only had four riders available, two others taking part in a best pairs at Swindon. They scored 55 and still won, using an improvised form of rider replacement, each taking 9 rides in an 18 heat match - Plechanov 19, Kurilenko 16, Kadirov 11, Chekranov 9.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    A few more: Nigel Boocock 15, Norman Hunter 13 and Col Cottrell 5 scored 33 out of the 34 points Coventry managed at Wimbledon in 1966. Ove Fundin 14, Tommy Roper 10 and Cyril Maidment 9 scored 33 out of the 34 points Belle Vue totalled at home to West Ham in 1967. Plus, a meeting I attended, Cradley Heath v Belle Vue in 1968, when Tommy Roper (16) and Cyril Maidment (14) scored 30 out of 33 for the visitors. Sandor Levai scored the other 3, so between them these three scored all of their team's points. Belle Vue were using R/R for Soren Sjosten so there were three non-scoring riders, Eyre, Powell and Pusey.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    You are probably correct. Another meeting with three riders completing 12 point maximums was Edinburgh v Sheffield in September 1967 (George Hunter, Doug Templeton and Bert Harkins for the home team).
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    In September 1966 Rick France, Col Cottrell and Jim Lightfoot scored 12 point maximums for Coventry against a Swindon team missing Barry Briggs. Nigel Boocock scored 8 and 4 bonus, finishing behind Cottrell three times and Lightfoot. They almost repeated the feat the following week in the Midland Cup against Wolverhampton, the only difference being that France fell in one race and only scored 9. The same team then went to Long Eaton and won 46-32, with France 15, Lightfoot 14 and Boocock 11 totalling 40.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    Exeter: Sampson 1, Shuter 1, Kilby 0, Keen 0 Newcastle: Kilby 2, Sampson 1, Jackson 0 Shuter 0 Halifax: Bowers 2, Keen 1, Sampson 1, Kilby 0
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    Ha ha, I don't think I've got time for that.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    Two riders: 13/16 – Cradley Heath at Halifax 1965, McAuliffe 8, Julian 5 (16-62) Three riders: 31/32 - Exeter at Wimbledon 1965, Gooddy 13, Squibb 10, Cowland 8 (32-46) 31/32 – Belle Vue at Glasgow 1965, Fisher 13, Maidment 12, McGregor 6 (32-46) 28/30 – Swindon at Exeter 1965, Briggs 15, Broadbank 8, Ashby 5 (30-48) 32/35 – Swindon at Newcastle 1965, Briggs 14, Ashby 9, Broadbank 9 (35-43) 35/39 - Swindon at Halifax 1965, Briggs 15, Broadbank 12, Ashby 8 (39-39) 35/39 - Wimbledon at Halifax 1965, Luckhurst 13, Nygren 11, Hedge 11 (39-39)
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    Glasgow v Long Eaton 28th May 1965, Willie Templeton 12, Bluey Scott 12, Charlie Monk 12 in a 60-18 win.
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    Compact Team Performances

    I saw Nordin (15) and Erskine (15) score 30 out of 33 for Newport at Wolverhampton in 1966.
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    Compact Team Performances

    Hackney came close at Belle Vue, 26th April 1969, although they borrowed Mike Hiftle at reserve and he scored 1, with Graeme Smith taking one ride for no score as number 8. The six team members had a point between top and bottom scorers - Sweetman 4, Lukehurst 4, McGillivray 4, Pratt 3, Biggs 3, Gooch 3.
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    Compact Team Performances

    The Wolverhampton team almost, but not quite, equalled the compact Oxford performance at Swindon on 9th October 1965 (Airey 7, Andrews 5, Sweetman 5, Francis 5, Guasco 5, Maxted 5, Jarman 4). Pete might have scored more than 4 but for machine failure in one race, but that would have resulted in Guasco scoring 4 instead of 5.
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