The 1960 National League was the fifteenth post-war season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

The number of competitors increased from nine to ten with New Cross Rangers returning after a seven-year absence, and Ipswich Witches returning after one year away replacing Poole Pirates who moved down to the newly formed Provincial League.

Wimbledon Dons won their sixth title in just seven years.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Wimbledon Dons 17 13 0 4 26
Belle Vue Aces 18 11 1 6 23
Oxford Cheetahs 18 11 0 7 22
Ipswich Witches 18 10 0 8 20
Norwich Stars 17 8 1 8 17
Leicester Hunters 18 7 2 9 16
Southampton Saints 18 7 1 10 15
New Cross Rangers 18 7 1 10 15
Coventry Bees 18 7 0 11 14
Swindon Robins 18 5 0 13 10

Top Ten Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Ove Fundin Sweden Norwich Stars 11.41
2 Peter Craven England Belle Vue Aces 10.75
3 Ronnie Moore New Zealand Wimbledon Dons 10.72
4 Björn Knutsson Sweden Southampton Saints 10.08
5 Denmark Oxford Cheetahs 10.06
6 Ken McKinlay Scotland Leicester Hunters 9.98
7 Barry Briggs New Zealand New Cross Rangers 9.93
8 Australia Ipswich Witches 9.89
9 Ron Johnston New Zealand Belle Vue Aces 9.88
10 Olle Nygren Sweden Southampton Saints 9.40

National Trophy

The 1960 National Trophy was the 22nd edition of the Knockout Cup. Wimbledon were the winners.[2]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
17/05 Southampton 55-53 Oxford
12/05 Oxford 54-54 Southampton
06/05 Leicester 52-56 Ipswich
05/05 Ipswich 64-44 Leicester

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/06 New Cross 61-46 Norwich
27/06 Wimbledon 73-34 Coventry
25/06 Belle Vue 71-37 Ipswich
25/06 Coventry 54-54 Wimbledon
25/06 Norwich 67-41 New Cross
25/06 Swindon 66-42 Southampton
23/06 Ipswich 52-56 Belle Vue
21/06 Southampton 55-52 Swindon

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
25/07 Wimbledon 71-36 Swindon
23/07 Norwich 65-41 Belle Vue
16/07 Belle Vue 66-42 Norwich
16/07 Swindon 48-60 Wimbledon
17/08
replay
Norwich 61-47 Belle Vue
26/08
replay
Belle Vue 53-55 Norwich

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
24/09 Norwich 62-46 Wimbledon
03/10 Wimbledon 69-39 Norwich

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1960 National Trophy". Speedway archive.