Sport in Short: Speedway

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GARY HAVELOCK, the new world champion, has been rewarded with the full-time England captaincy. The Bradford captain, the first British rider to win the title since 1980, has led the side on a match-to-match basis this season.

HOMEFIRE LEAGUE First Division: Poole 49 Cradley Heath 41; Oxford 43 Wolverhampton 47. Three-team tournament (Long Eaton): Sheffield 5 Long Eaton 4 Peterborough 3 (abandoned after two heats due to rain).