The 1953 Southern League was the second season of the regional third tier of speedway racing in the United Kingdom for Southern British teams. It was the final season before being replaced by the Southern Area League. From the previous season, Aldershot Shots dropped out, Wolverhampton Wasps moved up and Oxford Cheetahs came down to replace them.[1]

Summary

Rayleigh Rockets were champions for a second consecutive season whilst Cardiff Dragons withdrew mid-season. [2] The title was a source of continual disputes between Rayleigh Rockets and Exeter Falcons which resulted in 2 matches between the sides won by Exeter Falcons being declared void.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Rayleigh Rockets 26 21 1 4 43
Exeter Falcons 26 20 1 5 41
Ipswich Witches 28 13 2 13 28
Swindon Robins 28 13 2 13 28
Southampton Saints 28 12 2 14 26
Oxford Cheetahs 28 9 1 18 19
St Austell Gulls 28 9 0 19 18
Plymouth Devils 28 8 1 19 17

Withdrawal (Record expunged) : Cardiff Dragons

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See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Major League Competitions". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2012-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/speedwayyears/1953.html