The 1948 National League Division Two was the third post-war season of the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain. Edinburgh Monarchs were new participants as the league was extended to 9 teams.[1]

Bristol Bulldogs were crowned champions, whilst Wigan Warriors were replaced by Fleetwood Flyers after just 3 away matches with their entire team transferring.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Bristol Bulldogs 32 23 0 9 46
Birmingham Brummies 32 20 1 11 41
Middlesbrough Bears 32 18 2 12 38
Sheffield Tigers 32 17 1 14 35
Norwich Stars 32 17 0 15 34
Glasgow White City Tigers 32 14 3 15 31
Newcastle Diamonds 32 11 0 21 22
Fleetwood Flyers 32 10 1 21 21
Edinburgh Monarchs 32 10 0 22 20

The Anniversary Cup for Division Two was run in a league format. Birmingham Brummies came out on top.

Anniversary Cup (Div 2) Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Birmingham Brummies 16 12 0 4 24
Sheffield Tigers 16 9 0 7 16
Bristol Bulldogs 16 8 0 8 16
Glasgow White City Tigers 16 8 0 8 16
Middlesbrough Bears 16 8 0 8 16
Norwich Stars 16 7 1 8 15
Fleetwood Flyers 16 7 1 8 15
Newcastle Diamonds 16 6 0 10 12
Edinburgh Monarchs 16 6 0 10 12

Top Five Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 England Bristol Bulldogs 10.20
2 Frank Hodgson England Middlesbrough Bears 9.84
3 Graham Warren Australia Birmingham Brummies 9.84
4 Wilf Plant England Middlesbrough Bears/Fleetwood Flyers 9.24
5 New Zealand Newcastle Diamonds 9.22

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

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