The 1953 National League Division Two was the eighth post-war season of the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

The League was reduced at the start of the season again to 10 teams with Oxford Cheetahs dropping down to the Southern League whilst Ashfield closed and Liverpool folded mid-season. Cradley Heath 'merged' with Wolverhampton from the Southern League but used the Wolverhampton Wasps moniker, so to all intents and purposes they had closed.

Coventry Bees clinched their first title by a single point.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Coventry Bees 32 19 1 12 39
Poole Pirates 32 18 2 12 38
Yarmouth Bloaters 32 18 0 14 36
Glasgow White City Tigers 32 16 2 14 34
Edinburgh Monarchs 32 15 1 16 31
Motherwell Eagles 32 15 0 17 30
Wolverhampton Wasps 32 13 1 18 27
Leicester Hunters 32 13 1 18 27
Stoke Potters 32 12 2 18 26

Liverpool Chads withdrew mid-season - record expunged.

Top Five Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Scotland Glasgow White City Tigers 10.81
2 England Edinburgh Monarchs 10.36
3 England Yarmouth Bloaters 9.97
4 Derick Close England Motherwell Eagles 9.92
5 Len Williams England Leicester Hunters 9.78

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

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