The 1954 National League Division Two was the ninth post-war season of the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.

Summary

The Southern League was replaced by the Southern Area League which resulted in Division Two taking in teams from the defunct Southern League. Only St Austell Gulls declined to step up to the national level, whilst from the previous season Yarmouth Bloaters were not issued a racing licence and Stoke Potters withdrew. Bristol Bulldogs moved down from Division One to make 15 teams starting the season however Glasgow White City Tigers and Wolverhampton Wasps withdrew before the league campaign started.[1]

Bristol Bulldogs won the title

Plymouth Devils withdrew after 1 league fixture, Edinburgh Monarchs withdrew after 5.

Final table

Team M W D L Pts
Bristol Bulldogs 20 14 0 6 28
Poole Pirates 20 12 0 8 24
Swindon Robins 20 11 0 9 22
Leicester Hunters 20 11 0 9 22
Ipswich Witches 20 10 0 10 20
Exeter Falcons 20 10 0 10 20
Oxford Cheetahs 20 10 0 10 20
Coventry Bees 20 10 0 10 20
Southampton Saints 20 9 0 11 18
Motherwell Eagles 20 9 0 11 18
Rayleigh Rockets 20 4 0 16 8

Top Five Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Ken McKinlay Scotland Leicester Hunters 10.88
2 England Bristol Bulldogs 10.58
3 Ken Middleditch England Poole Pirates 10.03
4 England Swindon Robins 9.58
5 New Zealand Coventry Bees 9.45

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

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