The 1929 English Dirt Track League was the inaugural season of speedway racing in the United Kingdom for Northern English teams.[1]

Summary

The season was littered with mid-season withdrawals but eventually the Leeds were crowned champions. In 1930, the league was renamed the Northern League so the league existed for just one year.[2]

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Leeds 20 16 1 3 33
Preston 20 14 0 6 28
Halifax 19 12 1 6 25
Newcastle 20 10 0 10 20
Salford 20 10 0 10 20
Rochdale 20 9 1 19 19
Leicester Stadium 20 9 0 11 18
Liverpool 18 8 0 10 16
Sheffield 20 6 1 13 13
Middlesbrough 19 6 0 13 12
Barnsley Lundwood 20 6 0 14 12

Withdrawals (Records expunged) : , , Belle Vue Aces, , , Hanley and Long Eaton

Top Five Riders

Team C.M.A.
1 Syd Jackson Leicester Stadium 10.71
2 Joe Abbott Preston 10.50
3 Preston 9.44
4 8.88
5 Walter Creasor Newcastle 8.50

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ [1]