The 1949 National League Division One was the fourth post-war season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

Birmingham Brummies joined the league.

The Anniversary (League) Cup was discontinued as the teams would meet each other 6 times in the league. Wembley Lions won the National League for the fourth time.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Wembley Lions 42 28 1 13 57
Belle Vue Aces 42 24 0 18 48
New Cross Rangers 42 24 0 18 48
West Ham Hammers 42 23 0 19 46
Odsal Boomerangs 42 22 1 19 45
Harringay Racers 42 18 0 24 36
Birmingham Brummies 42 16 1 25 32
Wimbledon Dons 42 11 1 30 23

Top Ten Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Vic Duggan Australia Harringay Racers 10.65
2 Graham Warren Australia Birmingham Brummies 10.21
3 Jack Parker England Belle Vue Aces 10.12
4 Wilbur Lamoreaux United States Birmingham Brummies 9.86
5 Dent Oliver England Belle Vue Aces 9.60
6 Aub Lawson Australia West Ham Hammers 9.57
7 Norman Parker England Wimbledon Dons 9.35
8 England Wembley Lions 9.24
9 Tommy Price England Wembley Lions 9.10
10 Ron Clarke England Odsal Boomerangs 8.79

National Trophy Stage Three

The 1949 National Trophy was the 12th edition of the Knockout Cup. The Trophy consisted of three stages; stage one was for the third division clubs, stage two was for the second division clubs and stage three was for the top tier clubs. The winner of stage one would qualify for stage two and the winner of stage two would qualify for the third and final stage. Belle Vue Aces won the third and final stage and were therefore declared the 1949 National Trophy champions.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/07 Harringay 60-47 Bradford Odsal
23/07 Bradford Odsal 80-28 Harringay

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
20/08 Bradford Odsal 70-38 Birmingham
19/08 Bristol 47-60 New Cross
18/08 Wembley 56-52 West Ham
17/08 New Cross 55-53 Bristol
16/08 West Ham 64-44 Wembley
13/08 Birmingham 51-57 Bradford Odsal
15/08 Wimbledon 58-50 Belle Vue

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
17/09 Belle Vue 66-42 Bradford Odsal
10/09 Bradford Odsal 54-54 Belle Vue
07/09 New Cross 55-53 West Ham
06/09 West Ham 64-44 New Cross

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
01/10 Belle Vue 78-30 West Ham
04/10 West Ham 46-62 Belle Vue

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1949 National Trophy". Speedway archive.