The 1958 National League was the thirteenth post-war season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

Bradford Tudors who had dropped out at the start of the previous season only to return in mid-season, had dropped out again along with the bottom side Rayleigh Rockets. Poole Pirates returned after a one-year absence. Wimbledon Dons won their fourth title in five years.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Wimbledon Dons 18 12 2 4 26
Norwich Stars 18 12 0 6 24
Southampton Saints 18 11 0 7 22
Leicester Hunters 18 11 0 7 22
Belle Vue Aces 18 10 0 8 20
Swindon Robins 18 10 0 8 20
Coventry Bees 18 9 1 8 19
Oxford Cheetahs 18 5 2 11 12
Poole Pirates 18 6 0 12 12
Ipswich Witches 18 1 1 16 3

Top Ten Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Ove Fundin Sweden Norwich Stars 11.60
2 Peter Craven England Belle Vue Aces 11.00
3 Ken McKinlay Scotland Leicester Hunters 10.82
4 Barry Briggs New Zealand Wimbledon Dons 10.43
5 Brian Crutcher England Southampton Saints 10.03
6 Jack Young Australia Coventry Bees 10.02
7 Australia Ipswich Witches 9.73
8 Australia Poole Pirates 9.69
9 Ron How England Wimbledon Dons 9.47
10 Ronnie Moore New Zealand Wimbledon Dons 9.09

National Trophy

The 1958 National Trophy was the 20th edition of the Knockout Cup. Belle Vue were the winners.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
30/05 Leicester 65-54 Southampton
29/05 Oxford 58-61 Poole
27/05 Southampton 84-36 Leicester
26/05 Poole 60-60 Oxford

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/07 Ipswich 42-77 Swindon
30/06 Poole 49-71 Belle Vue
30/06 Wimbledon 67-53 Norwich
28/06 Belle Vue 80-40 Poole
28/06 Coventry 57-63 Southampton
28/06 Norwich 72-48 Wimbledon
28/06 Swindon 78-42 Ipswich
24/06 Southampton 78-42 Coventry

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
16/08 Norwich 69-51 Swindon
12/08 Southampton 60-59 Belle Vue
09/08 Belle Vue 77-43 Southampton
09/08 Swindon 60-60 Norwich

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
11/09 Belle Vue 74-45 Norwich
13/09 Norwich 58-62 Belle Vue


See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1958 National Trophy". Speedway archive.