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SKATING SPEEDWAY

Roller-skate " Derby i" on special speedways, the crate which baa swept the United States, has arrived in Eng I land, according to the " Sunday Re-

feree.''

General Critchley', who brought grey- hound racing to England, ii likely to take the first option on this new sport by staging lt at Harrlnggay in the near

future.

And the idea was brought into Britain by Messrs Friedlob and Waise, who bold thc concession.

"I have had two conferences with them," Greneral Critchley said, "and subject to my being satisfied on certain points, I feel inclined to launch the sport in thiB country."

The "Roller Dreby," as played in America, has two teams of BÍX boys and six girls between the ages of 21 and 27.

They compete with each other to cover the greatest mileage in à four hour non-stop event.

Tho roller skaters can impede each other es much as they ike so long as they do not use their liands.

Arms may be extended and hips swayed by speeding roller skaters speeding round the circnit at 85 miles un hour, to prevent one another from gaining a lap.

The men and giris race alternate quarters of an hour. _

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