The 1933 National League was the second season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

Sheffield and Nottingham joined the league but the Stamford Bridge Pensioners dropped out. The National Association Trophy was dropped in favour of expanding the National League, with teams meeting each other home and away twice instead of once.

Belle Vue Aces won their first national title. Jack Parker of finished with the highest average although Vic Huxley of Wimbledon Dons scored the most points

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue Aces 36 31 0 5 62
Wimbledon Dons 36 23 0 13 46
West Ham Hammers 36 21 3 12 45
Crystal Palace Glaziers 36 21 0 15 42
Clapton Saints 36 19 3 14 41
Wembley Lions 36 19 1 16 39
Coventry 36 10 2 24 22
Sheffield Tigers 36 11 0 25 22
Plymouth Devils 36 11 0 25 22
Nottingham 36 9 1 26 19

Top Ten Riders

Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Jack Parker England Clapton Saints 9.87
2 England Wimbledon Dons 9.31
3 Dicky Case Australia Coventry 9.05
4 Vic Huxley Australia Wimbledon Dons 9.03
5 Tom Farndon England Crystal Palace Glaziers 8.94
6 Eric Langton England Belle Vue Aces 8.88
7 Syd Jackson England Wimbledon Dons 8.70
8 Wally Kilmister New Zealand Wembley Lions 8.56
9 Bluey Wilkinson Australia West Ham Hammers 8.40
10 Tiger Stevenson England West Ham Hammers 8.33

National Trophy

The 1933 National Trophy was the third edition of the Knockout Cup.[2]

Preliminary Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
08/07 Clapton 69-56 Coventry
06/07 Coventry 63-61 Clapton
24/06 Clapton 13a-15a Coventry
22/06 Coventry rain Clapton
22/06 Nottingham 81-42 Plymouth
20/06 Plymouth 64-62 Nottingham

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
27/07 Wembley 103-22 Nottingham
27/07 Clapton 80-43 Sheffield
22/07 Belle Vue 74-51 Wimbledon
22/07 Crystal Palace 63-63 West Ham
19/07 Nottingham 44-79 Wembley
19/07 Sheffield 71-55 Clapton
18/07 West Ham 55-69 Crystal Palace
17/07 Wimbledon 64-60 Belle Vue

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
02/09 Belle Vue 98-28 Clapton
30/08 Clapton 54-70 Belle Vue
19/08 Crystal Palace 62-63 Wembley
17/08 Wembley 77-48 Crystal Palace

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
28/09 Wembley 54-72 Belle Vue
30/09 Belle Vue 92-33 Wembley

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See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1933 National Trophy". Speedway archive.