The 1937 Provincial Speedway League was the second season of the Provincial League. Seven speedway teams started the season. From the previous season's finishers, Plymouth had dropped out but Leicester, Birmingham (Hall Green) and Norwich Stars joined up. Leicester withdrew mid-season and their record was expunged. Liverpool Merseysiders also withdrew mid-season but their entry was taken over by Belle Vue. Bristol Bulldogs were the champions and moved up to the National League for the following season.[1]

Due to the brevity of the season, teams also competed for the Provincial Trophy in a league format. Leicester had already folded before the competition started and as with the league, Belle Vue replaced Liverpool Merseysiders. Nottingham won the Provincial Trophy and completed a double by winning the Provincial League Coronation Cup.

Final table

Team M W D L Pts
Bristol Bulldogs 20 15 0 5 30
Southampton Saints 20 13 0 7 26
Nottingham 20 11 0 9 22
Liverpool Merseysiders + Belle Vue Merseysiders 20 8 0 12 16*
Norwich Stars 20 8 0 12 16
Birmingham (Hall Green) 20 5 0 15 10

M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

  • Liverpool scored 10 points from 11 matches, Belle Vue scored 6 from 9

Withdrawal (Record expunged) : Leicester Hounds

Provincial Trophy Final table

Team M W D L Pts
Nottingham 10 7 0 3 14
Bristol Bulldogs 10 6 1 3 13
Southampton Saints 10 6 0 4 12
Liverpool Merseysiders + Belle Vue Merseysiders 10 4 0 6 8
Birmingham (Hall Green) 10 3 1 6 7
Norwich Stars 10 3 0 7 6

M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

  • Liverpool scored 2 points from 6 matches, Belle Vue scored 6 from 4

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See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References