The 1952 National League Division One was the seventh post-war season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

Norwich Stars joined the league. Wembley Lions won their fourth consecutive title and their seventh overall.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Wembley Lions 36 28 1 7 57
Birmingham Brummies 36 23 0 13 46
Harringay Racers 36 21 3 12 45
West Ham Hammers 36 18 2 16 38
Wimbledon Dons 36 17 2 17 36
Belle Vue Aces 36 18 0 18 36
New Cross Rangers 36 15 1 20 31
Bristol Bulldogs 36 13 0 23 26
Bradford Tudors 36 11 1 24 23
Norwich Stars 36 10 2 24 22

Top Ten Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Ronnie Moore New Zealand Wimbledon Dons 11.27
2 Jack Young Australia West Ham Hammers 10.88
3 Bob Leverenz Australia Norwich Stars 10.29
4 Alan Hunt England Birmingham Brummies 10.00
5 Split Waterman England Harringay Racers 9.96
6 Freddie Williams Wales Wembley Lions 9.76
7 Tommy Price England Wembley Lions 9.31
8 Cyril Brine England Wimbledon Dons 9.00
9 Eddie Rigg England Bradford Tudors 8.82
10 England New Cross Rangers 8.79

National Trophy Stage Three

The 1952 National Trophy was the 15th edition of the Knockout Cup. The Trophy consisted of three stages; stage one was for the third tier clubs, stage two was for the second tier 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. Harringay won the third and final stage and were therefore declared the 1952 National Trophy champions.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
19/07 Norwich 74-34 Poole
12/07 Birmingham 79-29 Bristol
04/07 Bristol 46-62 Birmingham
05/07 Bradford Odsal 67-40 West Ham
01/07 West Ham 66-42 Bradford Odsal

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
11/08 Birmingham 69-39 Belle Vue
26/07 Belle Vue 59-49 Birmingham
26/07 Bradford Odsal 58-50 Wembley
26/07 Poole 72-36 New Cross
23/07 New Cross 75-33 Poole
21/07 Wimbledon 57-51 Harringay
18/07 Harringay 57-50 Wimbledon
17/07 Wembley 66-41 Bradford Odsal

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/08 Wembley 59-49 Birmingham
16/08 Birmingham 69-39 Wembley
15/08 Harringay 57-51 New Cross
13/08 New Cross 43-64 Harringay

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
20/09 Birmingham 57-51 Harringay
26/09 Harringay 72-35 Birmingham

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1952 National Trophy". Speedway archive.