The 1935 National League Division One was the fourth season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

Walthamstow relocated to Hackney Wick Wolves. Plymouth Devils and Birmingham dropped out so there were only 7 teams, 6 of which were located in London. The only non-London club, Belle Vue Aces, won their third consecutive national title. Bluey Wilkinson of West Ham Hammers topped the rider averages.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Belle Vue Aces 24 17 2 5 36
Harringay Tigers 24 13 0 11 26
West Ham Hammers 24 12 1 11 25
Wembley Lions 24 11 0 13 22
Hackney Wick Wolves 24 10 1 13 21
New Cross Lambs 24 10 0 14 20
Wimbledon Dons 24 8 0 16 16

Top Ten Riders

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Bluey Wilkinson Australia West Ham Hammers 10.57
2 Dicky Case Australia Hackney Wick Wolves 10.12
3 The late Tom Farndon England New Cross Lambs 9.74
4 Max Grosskreutz Australia Belle Vue Aces 9.57
5 Bill Kitchen England Belle Vue Aces 9.18
6 Jack Parker England Harringay Tigers 9.13
7 Eric Langton England Belle Vue Aces 9.10
8 Ron Johnson Australia New Cross Lambs 8.78
9 Jack Ormston England Harringay Tigers 8.75
10 Tommy Croombs England West Ham Hammers 8.74

National Trophy

The 1935 National Trophy was the fifth edition of the Knockout Cup.[2]

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/07 Belle Vue 55-52 New Cross
13/07 Harringay 70-35 Hackney Wick
11/07 Wembley 55-52 West Ham
10/07 New Cross 54-54 Belle Vue
09/07 West Ham 67-41 Wembley
08/07 Hackney Wick 47-61 Harringay
Wimbledon Bye

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/08 Belle Vue 64-34 West Ham
06/08 West Ham 54-53 Belle Vue
05/08 Wimbledon 41-64 Harringay
03/08 Harringay 69-39 Wimbledon

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
07/09 Harringay 45-63 Belle Vue
14/09 Belle Vue 63-43 Harringay

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1935 National Trophy". Speedway archive.