The 1955 Speedway National League was the tenth post-war season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

The league consisted of seven teams after the Harringay Racers ceased competitive speedway racing at the end of 1954. Match line-ups were reduced from eight riders to seven riders. Wimbledon won their second successive National League Championship. West Ham closed at the end of the season, blaming poor attendances.[2]

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Wimbledon Dons 24 16 2 6 34
Belle Vue Aces 24 15 0 9 30
Wembley Lions 24 11 1 12 23
Bradford Tudors 24 11 0 13 22
Birmingham Brummies 24 9 2 13 20
Norwich Stars 24 9 1 14 19
West Ham Hammers 24 8 2 14 18


Top Ten Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Jack Young Australia West Ham Hammers 10.79
2 Ronnie Moore New Zealand Wimbledon Dons 10.77
3 Ove Fundin Sweden Norwich Stars 10.00
4 Barry Briggs New Zealand Wimbledon Dons 9.79
5 Brian Crutcher England Wembley Lions 9.34
6 England Bradford Tudors 9.14
7 Peter Craven England Belle Vue Aces 8.96
8 Arthur Forrest England Bradford Tudors 8.91
9 Ron Johnston New Zealand Belle Vue Aces 8.61
10 England Belle Vue Aces 8.43

National Trophy Stage Two

The 1955 National Trophy was the 18th edition of the Knockout Cup. The Trophy consisted of two stages; stage one was for the second tier clubs, stage two was for the top tier clubs. Norwich won the second and final stage and were therefore declared the 1955 National Trophy champions.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
04/08 Poole 56-52 Birmingham
16/07 Birmingham 56-52 Poole
16/07 Belle Vue 61-47 Wembley
16/07 Bradford Odsal 52-56 Wimbledon
16/07 Norwich 69-39 West Ham
14/07 Wembley 67-41 Belle Vue
12/07 West Ham 49-58 Norwich
11/07 Wimbledon 76-31 Bradford Odsal
18/08
replay
Poole 69-39 Birmingham
17/08
replay
Birmingham 67-41 Poole

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/08 Poole 58-50 Norwich
27/08 Norwich 82-26 Poole
15/08 Wimbledon 61-47 Wembley
04/08 Wembley 63-45 Wimbledon

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
08/09 Wembley 43-64 Norwich
17/09 Norwich 45-63 Wembley

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References