"Sport mourns loss of two leading officials"
It is with deep regret and sadness that we report
the deaths this week of Harry Glover and Dave Blinston. Both men were heavily
involved in the sport for close on 50 years.
Harry died on Wednesday morning at the age of 63 after a lengthy battle against throat cancer. He was very much the leading figure at Leicester for most of his time within the sport, and was a former English League Riders' Champion. He served as an official at club and league level, being a founder member of the Cycle Speedway Council in 1971 and later becoming Chairman of the British Cycle Speedway Council.
Dave suffered a brain haemorrhage on Wednesday evening and later died in hospital at the age of 68. He was very much the leading figure at Tameside for the past four decades. He also served as an official at club and league level, and was a member of the British Cycle Speedway Council Executive for many years. He was also the current Scotland manager, having previously managed England and Gt. Britain for many years, as well as being an International Referee. A & T club members all saw him last Sunday, when he filled in as Pits Marshal at Bury in his usual jovial manner, and his sudden death has come as a great shock to everybody.
Both Harry and Dave were very popular and active figures within the sport, and these two stalwarts will be sadly missed. Cycle speedway will be much poorer for their passing.