The 1962 Provincial Speedway League was the third season of the Provincial League.[1]

Summary

Thirteen speedway teams took part. Bradford, at their new venue at Greenfields Stadium, returned to the league after missing the previous season due to delays building their new track. The league season proved to be disastrous for Bradford and the club folded at the end of the year. New team Neath Welsh Dragons joined the league and Leicester joined after dropping down from the National League. Neath, near Port Talbot in Wales, was not a successful venue and many of their fixtures were raced at St. Austell. Rayleigh Rockets had withdrawn.

Poole won the league championship for the second year in a row.

Final table

Team M W D L Pts
Poole Pirates 24 17 0 7 34
Neath Welsh Dragons 24 14 1 9 29
Exeter Falcons 24 14 0 10 28
Stoke Potters 24 14 0 10 28
Edinburgh Monarchs 24 12 2 10 26
Plymouth Devils 24 12 2 10 26
Sheffield Tigers 24 12 1 11 25
Cradley Heath Heathens 24 12 0 12 24
Newcastle Diamonds 24 12 0 12 24
Wolverhampton Wolves 24 11 1 12 23
Middlesbrough Bears 24 11 0 13 22
Leicester Hunters 24 6 0 18 12
Bradford Panthers 24 5 1 18 11

M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

Top Five Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Ivor Brown England Cradley Heathens 10.21
2 England Sheffield Tigers 10.21
3 England Middlesbrough Bears 10.15
4 Australia Poole Pirates 10.04
5 England Plymouth Devils 9.74

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Championship History". Poole Speedway. 2008. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-18.