The 1947 National League Division One was the second post-war season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

Harringay Racers rejoined the league. Wembley Lions retained the title.

Final Table Division One

Team PL W D L Pts
Wembley Lions 24 19 0 5 38
Belle Vue Aces 24 15 1 8 31
Wimbledon Dons 24 13 1 10 27
Odsal Boomerangs 24 10 1 13 21
New Cross Rangers 24 10 0 14 20
West Ham Hammers 24 8 0 16 16
Harringay Racers 24 7 1 16 15

On account of the small number of teams in the league the British Speedway Cup was run in a league format. Wembley Lions won all their matches home and away to complete a double.

British Speedway Cup table

Team PL W D L Pts
Wembley Lions 12 12 0 0 24
New Cross Rangers 12 8 0 4 16
Wimbledon Dons 12 5 1 6 11
Belle Vue Aces 12 5 0 7 10
Harringay Racers 12 5 0 7 10
West Ham Hammers 12 4 0 8 8
Odsal Boomerangs 12 2 1 9 5

Top Ten Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Vic Duggan Australia Harringay Racers 11.54
2 Bill Kitchen England Wembley Lions 10.74
3 Norman Parker England Wimbledon Dons 10.35
4 Alec Statham England Odsal Boomerangs 10.25
5 Tommy Price England Wembley Lions 10.00
6= Eric Chitty Canada West Ham Hammers 9.54
6= Malcolm Craven England New Cross Rangers 9.54
8 George Wilks England Wembley Lions 9.46
9 Eric Langton England Belle Vue Aces 9.44
10 Jack Parker England Belle Vue Aces 9.32

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.