The 1950 National League Division One was the fifth post-war season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

Bristol Bulldogs joined the league. Wembley Lions won the National League for the fifth time.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Wembley Lions 32 24 0 8 48
Belle Vue Aces 32 19 0 13 38
Wimbledon Dons 32 17 1 14 35
New Cross Rangers 32 16 1 15 33
West Ham Hammers 32 16 0 16 32
Bradford Tudors 32 16 0 16 32
Bristol Bulldogs 32 15 0 17 30
Birmingham Brummies 32 12 0 20 24
Harringay Racers 32 8 0 24 16

Top Ten Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Graham Warren Australia Birmingham Brummies 10.55
2 Norman Parker England Wimbledon Dons 10.17
3 Tommy Price England Wembley Lions 9.79
4 Jack Parker England Belle Vue Aces 9.42
5 Vic Duggan Australia Harringay Racers 9.30
6 Alec Statham England Wimbledon Dons 9.21
7 Cyril Roger England New Cross Rangers 9.21
8 Louis Lawson England Belle Vue Aces 9.19
9 England New Cross Rangers 9.04
10 Eric French England New Cross Rangers 8.81

National Trophy Stage Three

The 1950 National Trophy was the 13th 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. Wimbledon Dons won the third and final stage and were therefore declared the 1950 National Trophy champions.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/07 Belle Vue 80-28 New Cross
26/07 New Cross 48-60 Belle Vue
01/08 Halifax 50-58 Harringay
28/07 Harringay 68-39 Halifax

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/08 Belle Vue 55-52 Wimbledon
14/08 Wimbledon 67-41 Belle Vue
10/08 Wembley 53-51 Birmingham
05/08 Birmingham 79-29 Wembley
12/08 Bradford Odsal 80-28 Bristol
11/08 Bristol 66-42 Bradford Odsal
11/08 Harringay 62-46 West Ham
08/08 West Ham 62-46 Harringay
01/09
replay
Harringay 49-59 West Ham
29/08
replay
West Ham 59-49 Harringay

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/09 West Ham 56-51 Bradford Odsal
09/09 Bradford Odsal 70-38 West Ham
28/08 Wimbledon 61-47 Birmingham
26/08 Birmingham 42-66 Wimbledon

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
23/09 Bradford Odsal 61-47 Wimbledon
25/09 Wimbledon 72-36 Bradford Odsal

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1950 National Trophy". Speedway archive.