Largely thanks to the Linlithgow club there were enough Scottish riders in 1998 to revive the international side. England Under-21 were appropriate opposition with some exciting youngsters coming north under manager Graham Reeve for the first match of the series at Armadale on 12th June. It proved to be one of the best meetings we've ever had at the track, a 51-45 win to the Scots and some superb racing, the star being James Grieves with a 15-point maximum. Sadly this match introduced tactical substitutes to the international arena, but it was otherwise a great night. The personnel (l to r) are: (cut off) Kevin Little, Grant McDonald, Scott Nicholls, Grahame Reeve (England manager), Leigh Lanham, Lee Richardson, Paul Lee, Andre Compton, John Wilson, Barry Campbell, Stewart MacDonald, Kenny McKinna, Blair Scott, Scott Lamb, James Grieves, Bert Harkins (Scotland manager).

Photographer: Jimmy Grant.