The 1937 National League Division One was the sixth season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

The entrants were the same seven teams as the previous season. West Ham Hammers won their first national title despite finishing bottom the previous season.[2]

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
West Ham Hammers 24 18 0 6 36
Wembley Lions 24 16 0 8 32
New Cross Rangers 24 16 0 8 32
Belle Vue Aces 24 13 0 11 26
Hackney Wick Wolves 24 10 0 14 20
Harringay Tigers 24 9 0 15 18
Wimbledon Dons 24 2 0 22 4

Top Ten Riders

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Jack Milne United States New Cross Rangers 11.09
2 Lionel van Praag Australia Wembley Lions 10.53
3 Eric Langton England Belle Vue Aces 10.18
4 Bluey Wilkinson Australia West Ham Hammers 10.14
5 Bill Kitchen England Belle Vue Aces 9.88
6 Jack Parker England Harringay Tigers 9.71
7 Cordy Milne United States Hackney Wick Wolves 9.38
8 Eric Chitty Canada West Ham Hammers 9.32
9 Joe Abbott England Belle Vue Aces 8.98
10 Frank Charles England Wembley Lions 8.96

National Trophy

The 1937 National Trophy was the seventh edition of the Knockout Cup.[3]

Provincial League First Qualifying Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/05 Liverpool 57-26 Norwich
01/05 Norwich 30-51 Liverpool

Provincial League Second Qualifying Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
23/04 Bristol 48-36 Nottingham
20/04 Nottingham rain Bristol
04/05 Nottingham 46-37 Bristol
31/05 Liverpool 39-45 Southampton
25/05 Southampton 55-28 Liverpool

Provincial League Final Qualifying Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
04/06 Bristol 41-42 Southampton
08/06 Southampton 51-32 Bristol

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
05/06 Harringay 41-65 New Cross
09/06 New Cross 76-31 Harringay
07/06 Wimbledon 39-68 Belle Vue
12/06 Belle Vue 80-28 Wimbledon
08/06 West Ham 58-46 Hackney Wick
11/06 Hackney Wick 60-48 West Ham
25/06
replay
Hackney Wick 65-43 West Ham
29/06 Southampton 40-44 Wembley
29/06
replay
West Ham 55-53 Hackney Wick

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/07 Wembley 50-58 New Cross
14/07 New Cross 59-48 Wembley
16/07 Hackney Wick 56-52 Belle Vue
17/07 Belle Vue 69-39 Hackney Wick

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/08 Belle Vue 70-38 New Cross
25/08 New Cross 62-45 Belle Vue

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1937 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "1937 National Trophy". Speedway archive.