The 1947 National League Division Two was the second post-war season of the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain. In the previous season, the league was known as the Northern League but the addition of Bristol Bulldogs and a third tier saw the name revert to the one used 8 years previously.[1]

As well as Bristol Bulldogs, Wigan Warriors were new entrants bringing the total teams to 8. Middlesbrough Bears won the title. In fact the entire top 5 were unchanged from the previous season.

Final Table Division Two

Team PL W D L Pts
Middlesbrough Bears 28 20 0 8 40
Sheffield Tigers 28 17 2 9 36
Norwich Stars 28 16 0 12 32
Birmingham Brummies 28 14 0 14 28
Newcastle Diamonds 28 12 2 14 26
Bristol Bulldogs 28 11 0 17 22
Wigan Warriors 28 9 2 17 20
Glasgow Tigers 28 10 0 18 20

The British Speedway Cup for Division Two was run in a league format. Sheffield Tigers came out on top.

British Speedway Cup (Div 2) Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Sheffield Tigers 14 11 0 3 22
Middlesbrough Bears 14 9 0 5 18
Norwich Stars 14 7 0 7 14
Wigan Warriors 14 7 0 7 14
Newcastle Diamonds 14 6 0 8 12
Bristol Bulldogs 14 6 0 8 12
Glasgow Tigers 14 5 0 9 10
Birmingham Brummies 14 5 0 9 10

Top Five Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Jeff Lloyd England Newcastle Diamonds 10.67
2= Stan Williams England Sheffield Tigers 10.40
2= Australia Norwich Stars 10.40
4 Frank Hodgson England Middlesbrough Bears 10.14
5 England Middlesbrough Bears 9.86

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

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