The 1955 National League Division Two was the tenth post-war season of the second tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.

Summary

The only change in the list of teams that finished the previous season was the replacement of Motherwell Eagles with Weymouth Scorchers. Poole Pirates won the title.[1]

Weymouth Scorchers withdrew after 7 league fixtures, Bristol Bulldogs withdrew after 14.[2]

Final table

Team M W D L Pts
Poole Pirates 32 23 0 9 46
Coventry Bees 32 19 0 3 38
Rayleigh Rockets 32 15 2 15 32
Oxford Cheetahs 32 15 1 16 31
Southampton Saints 32 15 0 17 30
Ipswich Witches 32 13 3 16 29
Leicester Hunters 32 14 0 18 28
Swindon Robins 32 14 0 18 28
Exeter Falcons 32 13 0 29 26

Top Five Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Ken McKinlay Scotland Leicester Hunters 10.48
2 Australia Exeter Falcons 10.38
3 England Bristol Bulldogs/Southampton Saints 10.25
4 Ken Middleditch England Poole Pirates 9.96
5 Neil Street Australia Exeter Falcons 9.49

National Trophy Stage One

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. Poole won stage one and qualified for second and final stage.[3]

Division Two First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
23/04 Rayleigh 48-60 Poole
22/04 Bristol 62-46 Ipswich
22/04 Weymouth 49-59 Southampton
21/04 Ipswich 81-27 Bristol
19/04 Southampton 70-38 Weymouth
18/04 Poole 69-39 Rayleigh

Division Two Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
23/05 Exeter 55-53 Swindon
14/05 Coventry 75-33 Oxford
14/05 Swindon 66-42 Exeter
13/05 Leicester 49-59 Southampton
12/05 Ipswich 66-41 Poole
12/05 Oxford 66-42 Coventry
10/05 Southampton 59-49 Leicester
09/05 Poole 70-37 Ipswich

Division Two Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/06 Poole 68-40 Swindon
04/06 Coventry 54-54 Southampton
04/06 Swindon 62-46 Poole
31/05 Southampton 56-52 Coventry

Division Two Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
27/06 Poole 73-35 Southampton
21/06 Southampton 46-62 Poole

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References